Make the Wind an Allyby James Fish on 06/18/13
This was a daunting shot as I was facing a 15 mile per hour wind from the ocean from 162 yards out. There was a steep and nasty ravine just left of the green so a miss to the left was black hole central. I set the ball back in my stance with a seven-iron, hooded the face about two or three degrees, took an abbreviated back swing and finished my follow-through with low hands to the target. The ball came off the club-face nicely with a low, penetrating draw that kept the ball from getting chewed up by the wind. You are looking at the result, a shot which wound up nine feet from the pin. Keeping the ball under the wind is always a good strategy when playing links golf.