Trump is a great golfer, he achieves victories in Golf that confound young gifted golfers, so there is a reason why his golf resorts are so focused on the game of golf and the comforts of the people who love the game of golf. Recently he was video tapped putting right into the wind.
Putting Into the wind:
“Putting itself is a game within a game, and it accounts for more than 40% of your round; it’s tough at the best of times. However, putting in windy conditions is even tougher.
If you’ve watched any of the European Tour championships lately, particularly the Open at Turnberry this year, you would have seen the effects the wind had on the putting. You might have also seen the players adopting a different putting stance than they usually do on courses across the US,” Golf.com reported.
President Donald Trump knows about European golf- perhaps that is why he made this amazing putt- in the wind!
Trump owns 15 golf courses across the US, three golf courses in Europe, and one golf course in the Middle East — and an additional three that are still under construction.
Below is a great video of him on one of his courses in the US, making a spectacular long putt.
Trump National Golf facility in Pancho Palos Verdes CA is a great 18-hole regulation course and offers stunning views of the Pacific Ocean from every hole of their award-winning, a luxury public course, so the backdrop for this video is perfect.
On a recent visit to LA, Trump was recorded on a long and successful putt- with the wind blowing against him-and then enjoying his sweet success.
From Golf.Com, here are some tips- so you can practice to be awesome at golf like Trump:
The Putting Stance
When the conditions are perfect, you would use your normal putting position, however when you’re at war with the elements, as you are with the majority of links courses, players need to create some stability when putting.
- First of all, you should widen your putting stance. When you’re being blown around the wider your stance, the more stable you’re going to be.
- Your ball should be in the same position as it always is, right in the middle of your stance.
- Make sure your spikes are rooted firmly in the putting green. You should feel as steady as a rock; nothing could possibly knock you over, and believe me the wind is going to try!
- Keep your head and your hips still as usual.
To create more control of the putter in the wind, you should grip your putter lower down in the shaft. If you grip the putter lower on down the shaft, you’re minimizing the time it takes between the backswing and the follow through. This allows you to stroke the ball more aggressively. And when the wind is blowing you around and blowing your putter around, the more aggressive that you can be on your stroke (without hitting it too hard past the hole obviously) the better it’s going to be.
Understanding Wind Direction
Ok, now you’ve got the stance and the grip in check, next it’s time for a bit of common sense. You should know that the wind is without doubt going to affect the path of the golf ball. As you would with the judging the gradients of the green, you need to think about the direction of the wind also.
So if you’re putting into the wind, you need to stroke with more aggression. If you’re hitting with the wind, hit it softer than usual. If the wind is blowing from the right, hit it slightly to the right. If the wind is blowing from the left, hit it slightly left.