Control Your Drive in Crosswinds

Golfers fighting wind that zips and zags across the fairway commonly affects their normal shot shape. And for golfers who tend to slice, this scenario will create an even bigger uphill battle. To overcome this challenge and control your drive, golfers need to hit low in order to keep the ball in play.

Here’s how you can overcome crosswinds by driving low:

  • Step 1: When teeing the ball, position it lower than normal by a ½ inch.
  • Step 2: Grip lower on the handle than you usually do, around 1 inch.
  • Step 3: Shorten your backswing just a bit.
  • Step 4: Strike the ball level by moving the clubhead low through impact, directly above the ground.

Tip courtesy of GolfDigest[i]

[i] http://www.golfdigest.com/story/tom-watson-drive-it-lower-in-crosswinds