The importance of a good grip. The more I teach the more I realize how critical a good grip is. Poor swings, however effective, are usually the result of a poor GRIP.
Start learning the game by holding the club properly and good swings will result in good shots. Initially, it can be a bit tricky– but it will be so worth it in the long run.
If you have doubts about your grip and are willing to make a short term sacrifice, stop by my office for a few minutes and I’ll help you get a grip on things.
Playing in the Wind
Undoubtedly, it would be nice to simply hit the ball lower. How you go about this is actually pretty simple. So let’s keep it simple with these thoughts: 1) more club means less loft which means lower ball flight. How about an easy 5 iron instead of a hard “knock down” 7 iron? 2) choking down on any club will create a smaller swing arc. Smaller arc again results in lower ball flight. Try gripping down on your driver into the wind. 3) tendency into a wind is to over swing. Try to swing even easier than normal, with emphasis on balance. 4) the effect of wind is practically always more than you think. And it is especially exagerated on mis hits. i.e. more club is usually needed into wind and less downwind.