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Scoring Your Best...In Not The Best Conditions

October 9, 2018

Hey Everyone! 

 

I hope all is well! With fall making its arrival, I’d like to spend some time sharing how to play your best golf in windy conditions.

 

Lets start at the tee box. with a roaring wind dead into your face driver is not always the play! Yes… I said it. Many club companies are developing driving irons and strong lofted driving metals, to help increase ball speeds and decrease spin and loft. Make sure you send me an email to learn more! 

 

We first are going to talk about the Tiger Stinger with an iron off of the tee. Ideally you want to use a 2, 3, or 4 iron to get the highest club and ball speeds. 

1. Ball placement is slightly behind center

2. Stance slightly open. (For a right hander drop your left foot)

3. Press hands slightly forward at address 

4. Drive the club down onto the golf ball with a 3/4 low finish

 

I worked with Anthony from Canada on this shot and he now has a new shot in the bag! Send me a video at @ryancerxleben on Instagram or ryan@optishotgolf.com by email and we’ll get you dialed in off the tee!

 

Now that we have played a low runner off the tee its time to hit our second shot into the green. Here’s the great news… we play the same shot! If you have 160yds in and your stock club for that distance is a 7 iron, I recommend jumping up 2 clubs to a 5 iron to execute a knockdown. 

1. Ball placement is slightly behind center

2. Stance slightly open. (For a right hander drop your left foot)

3. Press hands slightly forward at address 

4. Drive the club down onto the golf ball with a 3/4 low finish

As you’re planning this shot.. remember its windy and dry so the ball is going to rollout. Plan to have 10-15yds worth of roll based on the ground conditions! Adjust as necessary.

 

Now we’ve made it to the green and we’ve come up short… we now need to hit a 10yd pitch shot and you’d normally go grab you 56 wedge… wrong! Grab your pitching wedge or putter. The wind has a large effect on full swing shots but also plays a large deal into the results of short chips and pitches. Keep that ball low, out of the wind, and let it roll. This shot is called the old school bump and run.

 

1. The ball placement is off of the trail toe

2. Keep the lower body still

3. Very little hinge of the wrists

4. Drop that club on the ball of the ball and hit it like a putt

 

Follow @ryancerxleben and @optishotgolf on Instagram to stay up to date with the latest contests, giveaways, and tips.

 

Cheers!

- Ryan 

 

 

 

 

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