Playing Golf in the Wind

From Tom Patri On January 20, 2022
Have you ever hit a shot during a round of golf that completely befuddled you? You double-checked your yardage and you picked the right club. You made a good swing and caught the ball cleanly, but... inexplicably, your shot falls way short of the target.

Well, as Titleist staff member Tom Patri shares in this video, the problem quite possibly might have been the wind. As Tom shows, what breeze you feel at ground level or what you can see up at the green can be substantially different than the conditions above you. Wind speed naturally increases as altitude increases, but the terrain can often mask this phenomenon. Your best bet? Always remember to look up. Treetops will give you a good idea of how hard the wind is blowing above you. Your full shots can climb to heights of 80-100+ feet, so you need to account for the wind at this elevation. When you build this into your pre-shot routine, you'll reduce those head-scratcher shots dramatically.
Have you ever hit a shot during a round of golf that completely befuddled you? You ... double-checked your yardage and you picked the right club. You made a good swing and caught the ball cleanly, but inexplicably, your shot falls way short of the target.

Well, as Titleist staff member Tom Patri shares in this video, the problem quite possibly might have been the wind. As Tom shows, what breeze you feel at ground level or what you can see up at the green can be substantially different than the conditions above you. Wind speed naturally increases as altitude increases, but the terrain can often mask this phenomenon. Your best bet? Always remember to look up. Treetops will give you a good idea of how hard the wind is blowing above you. Your full shots can climb to heights of 80-100+ feet, so you need to account for the wind at this elevation. When you build this into your pre-shot routine, you'll reduce those head-scratcher shots dramatically.
387 Videos
Filter:
  1. Instructor
  2. Alex Buckner
  3. Brad Faxon
  4. Dan Whittaker
  5. Dr. Mo Pickens
  6. Matt Leach
  7. Matthew Johns
  8. Sophie Walker
  9. Cameron McCormick
  10. James Sieckmann
  11. Mark Blackburn
  12. Michael Breed
  13. Trillium Rose
  14. Jonathan Yarwood
  15. Dave Phillips
  16. Brandon Stooksbury
  17. Justin Parsons
  18. Layne Savoie
  19. Dr. Rob Neal
  20. Dr. Greg Rose
  21. Skip Guss
  22. Jason Baile
  23. John Kostis
  24. Jennifer Hudson
  25. Ryan Hager
  26. Corey Lundberg
  27. Tom Patri
  1. Club
  2. Driver
  3. Fairway
  4. Hybrid
  5. Utility Iron
  6. Iron
  7. Wedge
  8. Putter
  1. Drill
  2. Fundamentals
  3. Shot Shaping
  4. Anti-hook
  5. Anti-slice
  6. Alignment
  7. Tight Lie
  8. Long Rough
  9. Bunker Play
  10. Consistency
  11. Distance Control
  12. Trajectory

How to Establish a Game Plan for Your Golf Game

From Dr. Mo Pickens On February 21, 2024
Dr. Mo Pickens shares his perspective on establishing a game plan in golf. It's...

Putting from Long Distance with Brad Faxon

From Brad Faxon On February 19, 2024
Few things can ruin a good round more than 3-putting, and an easy way to...

How to Recover from Loose Lies

From Jason Baile On February 12, 2024
If you struggle when your golf ball comes to rest on pine straw or loose leaves,...

How to Recover from Hardpan Lies

From Jason Baile On February 12, 2024
Finding your golf ball on a tight hardpan lie does not have to mean bogey or...

Two Paths to Hitting the Golf Ball Farther

From Dr. Greg Rose On January 29, 2024
"How do I hit the golf ball farther?" This is the frequently-asked question by...

Master the Up and Down with the Scales Drill

From Cameron McCormick On January 29, 2024
Titleist Staff Member Cameron McCormick is here with one of his favorite short...
Results loading...
No results

Titleist Instruction Newsletter

Sign up to receive the latest tips from Titleist Instruction