It is 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 is the more the wind will affect the flight of the ball.
- Long drives will be affected more by the wind when compared to short chips shots.
- Hitting the ball over a ravine of cliff? Then you may need to adjust more for the wind.
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 chip shots.
- 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.
- If you are hitting the ball downhill, then then your shot will be in the air for longer and will be affected more by the wind.
- If you are hitting the ball uphill, then the ball will not be in the air as long and you will need to take this into consideration when judging the wind.
Adding curl to your shot
- Curling your shot into the wind or against the wind is also a great way to control your shots., but will also affect the impact of the wind.
- If you curl your ball in the same direction as the wind, then you will increase the ball movement and the affect the wind has.
- Curling the ball in the opposite direction to the wind will help to counteract the wind.