Golf Game Management VI: Wind &
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VI. How do you adjust your club
seleciton for the wind?
topic of this this series is Golf Game Management. Can
you shoot lower scores without physical improvement? The
answer is a resounding, YES! Not that I'm
advocating not improving your ball striking and short
game skill level.
Do you play golf
courses where there is a lot of wind? Most of us do.
If you do, you realize that your "club
print" (how far you hit your different clubs) is
different for different wind conditions; but how
Even PGA Tour pros have
difficultly in the wind; tournament scores are always
higher. Pros and amateurs have a tough time in windy
conditions for the following reasons:
1. Players don't know how to measure
wind speed accurately.
2. Wind speed is usually not constant but changes
3. Players don't know how much a certain wind speed
affects their shots.
4. Because of uncertainty in club selection, players don't put good swings don't
put good swings on the ball and thus hit more errant shots.
Measuring wind speed is actually
quite simple. Take some grass clippings and hold
them about 1 yard above the ground. Drop the clippings.
The clippings will take very close to one second
to fall to the ground. As they fall, the wind will
move them. The distance the clippings are moved while
falling equals the wind speed at the ground. If the
clippings move 2 yards, the windspeed is 2 yards
Wind speed is lowest just
above the surface where you are. The speed increases
with height. Without going into the physics and mathematics,
the average wind speed during the flight of a golf
ball is about 1.5 times the wind speed at the ground.
So, multiply the distance the grass clippings moved
my 1.5 (1.5 X 2 = 3).
The wind changes the distance
the ball flies more when hitting into the wind than
with the wind. How much more? I have calculated that
with my computer projectile model and reveal the
amount in my paper on Wind
Speed Effects. You can
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Suffice to say that when
hitting into the wind, the distance longer the shot
will play will equal the speed of the wind multiplied
by the Headwind
Factor Index (what I reveal in my
paper). Likewise, the distance shorter the shot will
when with the wind is equal to the speed of the wind
multiplied by the Downwind
In my paper on Wind
Speed Effects, I also
reveal how much you need to adjust for crosswinds
based on the measured wind speed. Play with more
certainty in your game. Know what club to hit no
matter the wind conditions. Order your copy of Wind
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In future newsletters on this topic,
we'll take a look at Game Management further in
such as club selection based on temperature, air pressure
and humidity. We'll also look at Game Management
as it applies to your short game and putting. There
ways to make the best of what you currently have! We
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