Hit Longer Clubs Shorter Distances

Playing in the wind is a creative art form, oftentimes of just making your best guesses. But, there are proven strategies that are effective. A good method for many is that for every 10 mph wind, club up or down 1 club depending on if you’re playing into the wind or downwind. I think the best strategy most of the time when you’re hitting into a wind is to club up (maybe even more than 2 clubs) by taking a longer club (to keep the trajectory down to penetrate through the wind) and finesse those longer clubs shorter distances. So, practice on the range hitting your 200 yard club 150 yards and your 150 yard club 100 yards and so on. This will really help you gauge in your wind game. As for downwind, just club down with the 10 mph wind per club strategy.