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How to Hit Into the Wind

March 14, 2013

Golf Tip for a Windy Day

As we head into the early golf season, the odds that you will play on a blustery day are probably pretty high. Minnesota PGA has a technique to help you bring your ball flight down to accommodate the windy conditions.

The number one thing that happens when golfers play in the wind is that many people try to over-swing. Instead, we should be trying to bring our ballflight down.

Choke down on the club approximately 2 inches. Although this will shorten the distances on your clubs, it will also help you keep your ball flight lower because of the decreased angle of the club. Choking down on a 7-iron will allow you to hit it the distance of an 8-iron with the trajectory of a 7-iron.

The best part of this technique is that is requires no change in your swing, just moving your hands further down the shaft of your club.

Minnesota PGA Professional Steve Fessler demonstrates this quick tip in the video below:


The Minnesota Section PGA consists of PGA Professionals who are experts in the game and business of golf. Our mission is to promote the enjoyment and involvement of the game of golf and to contribute to its growth by providing services to golf professionals, the golf industry, people who play golf or would like to start playing golf. PGA Section Offices oversee the 41 geographic regions throughout the United States and provide the grass-roots network for the nation’s 25 million amateur golfers and with the PGA’s 27,000 members.

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