Hitting Low Shots

By John Webster

Hitting Low Shots

Hello, my name is John Webster, Master Instructor for Jim McLean at the Doral Resort and Spa. Down in Florida, it is quite common to get high, heavy winds and on this flat terrain you need to know how to control your golf ball. Hitting a low shot is going to be much more advantageous than letting your ball get up high and play in the wind. To do this here are a few simple things you can do at set up to help promote that. The first is to choke down on the club just slightly. You are probably going to take a club which is a little stronger, not weaker, as well. As you walk into the ball keep the ball back in your stance just slightly and lean your weight left, let’s say about 60 percent, and just leave it there. Now as you move into the ball, finish low and that should promote that low ballflight.

Category: Wind
Sub-Category: Follow-Through, Ball Position, Low Shots
About the Instructor
John Webster
John Webster
The Breakers
One South County Road
Palm Beach, FL 33480
888-273-2537

A PGA member since 1995 and PGA Class-A Teaching Professional, John Webster has instructed all skill levels, from beginners to PGA Tour professionals with notable students such as Cal Ripken, Tom Kite, Candy Hannemann and Kyle Boller and continues to offer corporate clinics with such players as Hal Sutton and Gary Player. John spent eight years teaching at the Jim McLean Golf School at Doral Golf Resort & Spa in Miami and currently is Director of Golf Instruction at The Breakers Golf Academy in Palm Beach, Fla.


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