Golf Swing Instructions: Adjust For The Wind And Hit A Straight Golf Shot

golf swing instructionsAdjust for the wind and hit directly into it are much sounder golf swing instructions than attempting to curve a ball into such wind.

The reason why these are much sounder golf swing instructions is that a curved golf shot into windy conditions will  cause the ball to miss the target by a wider margin than a straight shot into the wind, especially in the event the wind shifts directions or, there is an increase or decrease in the wind velocity.

Therefore, the better golf method in such an instance is to adjust for such conditions, align your shoulders parallel with an adjusted directional line and hit your ball directly into the wind.

Even if the wind changes direction or, increases or decreases in velocity, a straight golf shot is not likely to fly off line as much as a curved one, such as a fade or draw golf shot.

When hitting a straight golf shot into windy conditions, it is critical to adjust your directional line to allow the wind to carry your ball to your target.

The directional line is the imaginary line on which you want your ball to fly initially. In the case of windy conditions, it is the line on which you want your ball to fly initially in order to allow the wind to carry your ball to the target.

The directional line is different from what typically is referred to as the target line. The target line is the imaginary line running from the target back to and through the ball.

Keep in mind there may be conditions in which it may not be practicable to adjust your directional line for the wind and then hit straight into it. For example, some obstruction between your ball and the target may not allow for a straight golf shot in which case, you may need to fade or draw your ball around the object while at the same time, adjust for the wind.

Nonetheless, in the majority of cases, golfers are not obstructed in such a way that would prevent them from hitting a straight golf shot into windy conditions.

In order to hit your ball straight, you should lock-in a square alignment and an on line swing path of your clubface during your setup proceedings.

When locked-in in such a manner and a non-manipulative golf swing is executed, the downswing will deliver a square clubface to the ball on a path that matches the directional line and the ball will fly initially on a straight path directly into the wind.

In other words, the impact position of the clubface will replicate its address position in such circumstance.

If you follow the above golf swing instructions you should be able to improve your play considerably in windy conditions.

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Gordon Jackson, founder of Locked-in Golf Inc., author of Straight Shooting Golf and 11 other books on golf instruction, and who has written more extensively about golf mechanics then anyone in the history of the sport.