Friday, June 17, 2005

"When It's Breezy, Swing Easy"

Texas golf great Kathy Whitworth does a Q&A column in Golf Fore Women magazine every magazine. One of the questions she answers in the most recent installment is about playing golf in windy conditions. Kathy says this:

... heed an old golf cliché: When it's breezy, swing easy. Why? Into the wind, the harder you swing, the higher the ball will fly; the breeze will catch it and you'll lose distance. Downwind, the ball will come off the club lower and faster and you'll have less control on shots into the greens.

Growing up in Corpus Christi, I played in wind that would knock you over if you weren't braced for it. And I can tell you that I always tried to hit the ball harder into the wind, or into a crosswind. It's the intuitive thing to do. According to Kathy, it's the wrong thing to do.

Read her full reply here.

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