At this week’s 103rd PGA on the wind-swept Ocean Course at Kiawah Island, the players who succeed will be the ones who can control the flight and trajectory of their shots.
In windy conditions, you will have more success if you learn to get your shots on a lower trajectory with a little less spin.
On Wednesday, Justin Thomas was trying to lower the launch angle of his drives. J.T. is a high-launch player. His drives launch around 12-degrees. During his practice session, he was getting that launch angle down in the 6-7-8-degree range.
Today we’re bringing in Jeff Carine from the Carine Golf Academy at Orange National outside Orlando. Jeff has a quick, easy lesson on how to get a lower flight on your golf ball. Even if it’s not windy, it will help if you have to hit a shot with overhanging tree limbs and we all face those more than we care to.
Narrow your stance.
Level your shoulders as opposed to a higher left shoulder (for right-handed players) at setup.
Most important, use a nice, smooth three-quarter swing.
This all falls in line with the old adage: “When it’s breezy, swing easy.”