Knock It Low Into the Wind
This low-boring bullet works in the stiffest winds
This story is for you if...
• Your shots balloon into the air on windy days.
• Your contact could be a little crisper with each of your irons.
You're in the fairway, midiron
distance to the pin, with
a stiff breeze in your face.
You might think about
making your normal swing
with an extra club or two, but
even the normal loft of a 5-iron could balloon into the wind
and cause the ball to land way short of your target. Better players
use the knockdown shot in this situation. The controlled halfswing
you'll make produces a low ball that stays below the
wind and travels straight at the target.
How to Knock It Into the Wind
Take two extra clubs (a 6-iron, for example, if you're at your
8-iron distance) and follow the steps below.
• Play the ball back in your
stance directly off the toes
of your right foot.
• Forward press your hands
so that the shaft leans
toward the target.
• If your normal grip
pressure is a "7" on a 1-to-
10 scale, make it a "9" here.