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Anybody Else Like Playing in the Wind?


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#91 DivinDave

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Posted 10 February 2018 - 11:01 PM

No. I don't like to play in the wind. But I do.

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#92 NorthernHills

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Posted 12 February 2018 - 05:24 AM

Played in a bracing 3 centigrade, 1-2 club wind in South London yesterday (With a couple of hail/snow showers thrown in) and loved it. I find that playing off feel in the wind and making adjustments, actually leads to better golf for me. Played to 10 yesterday which is my best round in about 2 years!

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Posted 16 February 2018 - 12:34 PM

I don't like it, just because it's harder and I'm always going for my best score and wind makes it harder.  If I don't have anything on the line and I'm practicing or playing some holes just for fun, then it can be interesting, but I don't prefer it.

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Posted 16 February 2018 - 10:40 PM

No thanks

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Posted 17 February 2018 - 11:38 AM

I play in 15-20mph wind almost all the time. Hate it.

Long holes get unreachable. I mean my drives only got about 350ish. Into the wind.


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Posted 17 February 2018 - 11:41 AM

Love it for competition.  I hit the ball low and with borderline unplayable low spin, my advantage over other golfers is huge in the wind.
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Posted 17 February 2018 - 05:09 PM

A one club wind is tolerable. More than that and wind tends to screw up my swing as I grip tighter and try to swing harder, both into and down wind. The last two days I played in wind that was a steady 25-26 mph with guts to mid 30's; Thursday the wind was from the South and yesterday it was a very cold North wind - proud of my scores given the conditions but certainly no fun!

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Posted 20 February 2018 - 11:57 PM

Hate playing in the rain.  Rather play in a down pour.

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Posted 21 February 2018 - 12:01 AM

I like playing in the wind because trying to play wind shots is fun for me.  I wouldn't want to play every round the wind but when I do it's usually pretty fun.
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Posted 21 February 2018 - 05:32 AM

Always had a mental block driving into a strong wind, use to top a lot off the tee but had no problem hitting irons into the wind. Best round ever was par over the first 9 on a windy day


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Posted 21 February 2018 - 06:32 AM

I love the challenge a windy day brings. However my rounds are recreational. I imagine it could be really frustrating at times if your competing.
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Posted 21 February 2018 - 05:46 PM

Played in windy San Diego on Monday and the cold (for us SOCALians) wind affected me in the front 9 until I embraced it and took on the challenge of shaping shots.  Ended up shooting 46-38, attitude matters.
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Posted 21 February 2018 - 06:09 PM

View Postdciccoritti, on 21 February 2018 - 06:32 AM, said:

I love the challenge a windy day brings. However my rounds are recreational. I imagine it could be really frustrating at times if your competing.

I find it to be the opposite. I don't hit the ball extremely long, but hit it quite straight. When I am playing a higher handicap player, I can usually get those strokes back early in the match. Except for some of the + handicappers who always have excellent ball control, I tend to hold my own against most low handicappers. When playing recreational rounds, it is always about lowering my index, so when I do hit a few shots that the wind has it's way with, knowing that there probably aren't any birdies out there that day, turns it into a grind.
It's very satisfying when you are able to hit a low drive that bores straight through a 25 mph head wind.

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Posted 21 February 2018 - 06:47 PM

Love playing in the wind.  Imagination is rewarded.  I can beat my regular Sunday playing partner, as I hit a lower ball and he hates the wind.  And last year, in 25 MPH+ winds, I actually hit a 309 yard drive...which is like 55 yards longer than my normal drive (of course the drive coming back into the wind on the next hole was incredibly short).  It's just fun.
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Posted 23 February 2018 - 07:48 PM

Windy days are the norm in my area.

Not a big fan of the wind, especially hitting a tee shot into a head wind or a cross wind on a long par 3.

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Posted 26 February 2018 - 04:18 PM

No golfer truly enjoys wind, they might like the advantage or mental advantage they think it gives them... golfers endure wind, some better than others.

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Posted 26 February 2018 - 04:23 PM

I think it's really fun to play golf in windy conditions even if it prevents me from scoring my best!

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Posted 01 March 2018 - 09:27 PM

Supposed to be 30 mph sustained winds near DC tomorrow. Gusts in the 60 to 80 mph range.

Considering going out to play

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Posted 01 March 2018 - 10:44 PM

Hate it.,. Rather play in the rain or cold.
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Posted 02 March 2018 - 08:06 PM

who played today ?  great winds

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Posted 02 March 2018 - 08:07 PM

View PostMan_O_War, on 02 March 2018 - 08:06 PM, said:

who played today ?  great winds

Yeah, that was great! On one hole, the wind started my backswing for me.

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