When The Wind is Whipping, Follow the Lead of Dustin Johnson
A detail view of the pin flag for the 14th green during Saturday Morning Foursome Matches of the 43rd Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits on September 25, 2021 in Kohler, Wisconsin. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
- LEAD with the handle. Keep that handle ahead of the strike at impact. Do this by turning through the shot, don’t stop swinging. When you slow the handle, it steepens our approach to the back of the ball. That creates spin and lift, the opposite of our goal.
- Turn the LEAD hand down. In transition, turn the back of your lead hand down toward the ball. This will trap it more at impact and really lower the flight. It’s a different feeling for some so make sure you practice this turn on the range.