It is however important to remember that the amount the wind affects each shot can vary based on several factors, including:
• How high your shot goes in the air – the higher the shot the more the wind will affect the flight of the ball.
• How long your ball is in the air for – if your ball is in the air for a long time, the wind will have more time to affect the flight path. This is why long drives are affected more by the wind when compared to short chips.
• Course elevation – hitting the ball over a ravine or onto an island? If so, make sure that you adjust your aim more for the wind. It is also important to adjust your aim if you are hitting your shot uphill or downhill.
• Curl – curling your shot into the wind or against the wind is also a great way to control your shots. Looking to hit some huge curl shots? Try curling your ball in the same direction as the wind.
Mastering the wind is key to becoming the king of the course and practice really does make perfect. Good luck and happy swinging!