Grip Down on the Golf Club to Adjust for Wind

By Laird Small

Hit the Golf Ball Lower to Lessen the Impact of Wind

Steve Lowrey was right here during the AT&T National Pro Am in 2008, he was coming down the wire against Vijay Singh to win the tournament. He had a slight uphill lie, he was about 160 yards and the wind was in his face. What he did, instead of hitting his 7-iron, what he did was he took his 6-iron and he gripped down on his club a little more, effectively shortening the lever. Turning the 6-iron into a 7-iron. What is going to happen with that is the ball is now going to come out a little bit lower and the wind is not going to effect it so much.

How to Intentionally Hit Low Golf Shots

We are going to grip down on the golf club, then I am going to take my normal golf swing. Set up and swing. The ball came out a little bit lower, it is on the green. So when you are effected with differences in distance, you are in between clubs, grip down on the club a little bit more and that will help make the club a little shorter for you. Remember that it will come out a little lower and a little flatter and you have to be aware of that but it is also very good when you are playing in the wind. This also gives you the opportunity to be a shotmaker in golf, one of the greatest skills that you can posses. It helps you play this game a lot better and it is much more fun. Give it a try.


Category: Wind
Sub Categories: Club Selection, Grip, Low Shots

About the Instructor

Laird Small
Laird Small
Pebble Beach Golf Academy
1700 17-Mile Drive
Pebble Beach, CA 93953
Tel: 831-622-8650