Bonus Tip #16: Reducing Spin in the Wind
Playing in the wind can be a tricky task, the wind can make the ball do unpredictable things. A shot with to much spin when the wind is into your face is very susceptible to a balloon effect, where the spin on the ball and the wind make the ball climb higher then expected and results in a large loss in distance. One way to prevent the balloon effect from one of the all time greats Lee Trevino is to take a good practice swing with a divot and don’t clean your grooves, this will effectively reduce the spin on the shot because the grooves are now less effective. Hopefully this will help your game in the wind.