Tee Shots In Cross Winds

By Tim Cusick

Tee Shots In Cross Winds

On this par-5 I am faced with a unique situation. I have a left to right wind blowing across the fairway. This is a very difficult wind for most golfers to hit in that are right handed. The reason being is that most golfers slice and this just exaggerates the slice. There are a couple of things I need to do. Number one, I have to be committed to my swing and my shot. When I set up to the golf ball whatever it is that allows me to hit good shots I have to have a high commitment level when I have this type of wind. The second thing I want to do is use the tee box to my advantage. I want to come over to the right side of the tee box and aim to the left side of the fairway. That way I have 40 yards of fairway to shoot at and it maximizes my chances for hitting the fairway. Number three, I am going to loosen up my grip pressure a little and allow the club to release a little sooner so that I can draw the golf ball back into the wind. Here we go. Aim towards the left of the fairway, loosen my grip pressure just a little bit. I aimed just outside the fairway and it is fading back nicely into the fairway. You have to remember, use the tee box to your advantage, be committed to your golf swing, loosen your grip pressure, let the club release a little sooner and you will be in the fairway more often.


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