How to Hit Irons Against the Wind
When hitting into the wind, you will lose some distance. So you need to take more clubs.
The tendency is to swing harder because you think the ball won't go as far as you normally hit.
But if you hit it harder, you will add more backspin on the ball. This will cause the ball to go higher in the air. You will even lose more distance this way.
To hit the strong shot into the wind, you need to put less spin on the ball.
To do this, take more club and swing easy. The ball will go lower with less spin and penetrate through the wind.
When you have crosswind from right to left or left to right, what do you do?
You have two options when playing crosswind. You can 1) play against the wind or 2) play with the wind.
I almost always play with the wind.
If the wind is blowing from right to left, you have the option to hit it right of the target or hit the fade.
If I choose to fade the ball into the wind, I will have two risks. I might misread the wind or fade it too much.
So I would aim right of the target and play the normal shot.
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