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    Default Playing into the wind

    With the upcoming Vic champs at Barnbougle, I thought this might be a good time to ask low markers and good wind players how they keep the ball in play in the wind.

    I have no problem with down wind or even side wind but when the wind is into me, I find it hard to keep the ball straight. It seems to magnify any sort of side spin on the ball and too much backspin means the ball will balloon up and make distance control difficult.

    Whatís your strategy playing a hole, especially a tight one, into the wind?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3puttpete View Post
    Never heard it but I do know the following:When it's airy don't swing like a fairyWhen it's gusty swing it lustyand from the old links golfers, If the waves are crashing give it a thrashing
    Blowing a gale, make it hail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodent View Post
    I shot 9 over off the back tees at Barnbougle on a windy day with a very simple game plan. I just hit cuts all day because I know I can do them reliably. Not a great shot in the wind but I was able to hit almost every fairway and not lose any balls. If it took me an extra shot to get to the green no problem. Just keep it in play by playing shots you find reliable and comfortable.
    Yeah, being able to keep it in play seems to be the key.

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    Just skip the holes into the wind if it’s a problem....?

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    Still havenít heard from th master of wind play, Captain Nemo. He shot 45 points at Vic Champs last year when the rest of us were struggling to stay standing in that wind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Nemo View Post
    Just skip the holes into the wind if it’s a problem....?
    Keeping it tight to your chest? 😉

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    Just make birdies downwind!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jono View Post
    Still haven’t heard from th master of wind play, Captain Nemo. He shot 45 points at Vic Champs last year when the rest of us were struggling to stay standing in that wind.
    low center of gravity helps... especially with those meaty calves!

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    Lot of it is psychological Iím sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yossarian View Post
    Blowing a gale, make it hail.
    When itís galey swing like John Daley

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3puttpete View Post
    When itís galey swing like John Daley
    When it's damp swing like Terence Stamp?
    Fighting the good fight!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jono View Post
    Still havenít heard from th master of wind play, Captain Nemo. He shot 45 points at Vic Champs last year when the rest of us were struggling to stay standing in that wind.
    That's called handicap management.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jono View Post
    Still havenít heard from th master of wind play, Captain Nemo. He shot 45 points at Vic Champs last year when the rest of us were struggling to stay standing in that wind.
    Drinking light beer has it's advantages.

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    Butterfly flaps can cause tee shot snaps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jono View Post
    Still havenít heard from th master of wind play, Captain Nemo. He shot 45 points at Vic Champs last year when the rest of us were struggling to stay standing in that wind.
    It was 43pts. I play in the wind most rounds so it deosnt bother me. Windier it is, more I like it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ferrins View Post
    Drinking light beer has it's advantages.
    I donít drink pre round.

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    Played in strong gusty wind today.Clubbed down and hit a draw punch on a few holes that seemed to work.Hit the driver to get the wind to help sideways on a few holes but in the end just have to concede less distance off the tee and play handicap golf

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    Some of these clowns down at 13th Beach need to tune into this thread.

    Could do with the tips.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BUSHY View Post
    Some of these clowns down at 13th Beach need to tune into this thread.

    Could do with the tips.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3puttpete View Post
    Blade it?
    Thin to win.

    When Ben Hogan was asked by a reporter what was he was going to do when plying in the strong winds usually accustomed to the British Open? ďHit it out of the bottom grooveĒ was the response. Must be good advise as he won The Open.
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