Nairn: Secret to playing into the wind
Golf Channel Academy Lead Coach Kenny Nairn teaches the keys to hitting a low stinger shot when playing a shot into the wind.
Nairn: Tee it high when driving downwind
Golf Channel Academy Lead Coach Kenny Nairn shows how you can take advantage when hitting a driver while the wind is behind you to gain extra yardage.
School of Golf: Determining wind direction
School of Golf’s Martin Hall and Blair O’Neal give a 4-point plan to help you play better in the wind. Watch School of Golf Wednesdays 7PM ET.
Morning Drive: How to play in windy conditions
Charlie and Cara use the simulator to give tips on how to play in the wind.
Nairn: Left to right wind? No problem
Golf Channel Academy Lead Coach Kenny Nairn shows how adjusting alignment and grip pressure can help you knock it close with a challenging left to right wind.Thanks for joining me on Golf Channel Academy. I'm your coach Kenny Nairn. I'm here to help you with something we all suffer with and that's playing golf in a left to right wind. For a right handed golfer that wind's coming over that lead shoulder. It's extremely difficult So,
Nairn: Setup for a right to left wind
Golf Channel Academy Lead Coach Kenny Nairn teaches the proper setup and grip pressure to control the golf ball in a right to left wind.Thanks for joining me on Golf Channel Academy. I'm your coach Kenny Nairn. I want to help you today playing in a right to left wind. Don't really want that golf ball going too far left. Remember, you can't really talk to a hook golf ball , or a drawing golf ball , but you can talk to a fade. So I wanna incorporate just something in here to help you control the golf ball , and that is not letting that golf ball get out of control. So, first of all, setup is extremely important. Nice and relaxed with the grip pressure. Little bit softer
Play Like a Pro: Episode 17 - Low and Go
Mitchell Spearman gives a tip on handling wind and hitting the ball low.using the word low, is when I swing the club back, the left shoulder has to work underneath. I have to be able to work the left shoulder down, let me show you from here. If I swing back and I keep that left shoulder low, what that does it keeps my arm across my chest. The left shoulder's down, and I'm right on top of the ball here. That's going to make it so much easier for me to get nice crisp contact with my irons, coming into the shot. If my left shoulder raises up a little bit going back, and I get a little high, a little tall. My shoulder plane gets too flat, and I've moved up and away from the ball, I've come off the shot. Then coming down, I actually can't go, my hips will slide, my upper body's back and I'm gonna hit the ball fat to where I'm gonna hit it thin, but it's not gonna be solid. Keep the left shoulder pointing down here, so I feel like it points down right between my toes, and just stays there. As I turn so I'm rotating and turning but the left shoulder is underneath the chin. Jack Nicklaus used to talk about keeping his chin up, so his left shoulder could go underneath. So, understanding the value of the thought of the left shoulder and what happened is the left arm then just beautifully works across your body at the same time. So, it's amazing how I can technically do all those things, with just one word, which is low. Now the go, is referring to the fact that as I change directions and move toward the target here, my left side, my left knee, my left shoulder are all starting to wind and get out of the way, and I want them to continue, to get out of the way as I go through. I don't want any inhibition coming into the ball. I don't wanna feel like I'm in my own way. I want to get, out of the way as much as I can, I'm trying to clear. So, go is just a freedom of expression, sense and word that really works for me. So, let's give it a try. Say it's a good breeze here today, a nice stiff breeze . Requires a very solid shot, I've got to strike it. Flags all the way at the back of the green. So, low, left shoulder down. Go is, get out of the way and keep moving and turning through the shot. Okay, let's see here, low and
Wind chime: Blustery condition tips
Charlie Rymer, John Cook and Holly Sonders give tips on how to play in the wind. Watch Morning Drive everyday 7AM ET.think so many people they get grumpy when they're headed to the golf course and they see the trees blowing. -Right. -Oh no, I've gotta go play in the wind. You can't have that kind of attitude when you go to the golf course because what happens is when you have that kind of attitude, you're gonna panic. When you panic, you're gonna hit harder. Whenof their shots are gonna be into the wind. Folks, when the wind's blowing , you're gonna get some holes that are downwind too. -Right. -You're gonna have an opportunity to take advantage of that. So, you gotta have a great attitude when you play in the wind. -Well, you're right about all of that, Charlie, and I agree with all of that. I know that when the wind's blowing I'm going to the golf course . Half the guys are already done. They don't wanna play. It's too hard. I love playing in the wind. And I welcome
Keep it low: How to hit the stinger shot
Charlie Rymer gives tips to hit low, stinger shots with irons and wedges. Watch Morning Drive everyday at 7 AM ET.approach that, that I take to playing the low shots. You hear Phil Mickelson talk about the hinge and hole. And, and it's a type of wedge shot that you, you, you set the hands and then you drag it through. And, and it's a basic little shot around the greens where you take your hands out of the swing and, and, and hinge in the back swing and get to that left side, it's a great way to pitch the ball. You have to have forward shaft-lane. Let me turn this way so that you can see. You have to have forward shaft-lane at impact, because you're taking some loft off the golf club . It also allows a wedge to come in, a little bit, a little bit steeper. And, and you can, and you can