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Old 04-22-2014, 11:12 PM
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Played in 23 mph winds today putting from 10 ft wasn't even a option it's was horrible what is there to do in winds like that
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Old 04-22-2014, 11:13 PM
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Doesn't seem so bad. What were the winds on Sunday at the GBO last year, 40?
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Old 04-22-2014, 11:18 PM
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Focus on throwing smooth and clean. In terms of putting, you better be confident. If you aren't, putting with an upside down overstable driver helps too. Oh, there's also the old practice, practice, practice.
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Old 04-22-2014, 11:20 PM
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haha...yeah, i remember my first time attempting a round in high winds. we were playing in 30 mph the other day.

i'll give you a tip i learned from that - don't putt nose down in a tailwind. just putt flat in all conditions if possible. your disc will immediately gain 15' of height and go like 50' past the basket that was 10' in front of you.
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Old 04-22-2014, 11:21 PM
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23 mph winds aren't bad at all. In fact, I bet that's average for my course. anything outside of 20ft is a prayer usually.
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Old 04-22-2014, 11:22 PM
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23 mph?? That's a slight breeze out here in west Texas...that's been our average since the beginning of March..
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Old 04-22-2014, 11:22 PM
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Doesn't seem so bad. What were the winds on Sunday at the GBO last year, 40?
At least. I had two putts I threw from inside ten feet slap the pole and get blown out only to roll another 40-50 OB. It was laughable. Gusts had to be closer to 50 but steady 40.


OP it's rough man but with more windy day playing you find tricks and ways to use it to your advantage sometimes. Other times you just have to play it for what it is. A humbling bit of comedy and good times. On the worst days when it's a tourney round or a least important I just flip the putter upside down and slide it up under the basket on the grass. You can drop one in easily. Much better than getting the flight plate vertical and blowing it up and behind you sixty feet for a 3 or 4 putt.
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Old 04-22-2014, 11:27 PM
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You have to compensate for the wind, but you also have to know how to play smart in those conditions. If you putt with even a bit of hyzer or annie in really strong winds, you give the wind more surface area to work with, making it more likely to take your shot off the intended line. Chances are you'll score lower if you lay-up and keep approaches low, unless you're close enough to put with confidence, and when you do run at the chains, "putt like you mean it" ...the more momentum your disc has, the more work the wind has to do to take your putt off it's line.
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Old 04-22-2014, 11:29 PM
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Played in 23 mph winds today putting from 10 ft wasn't even a option it's was horrible what is there to do in winds like that
Grab a gummy rhyno!
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Old 04-22-2014, 11:30 PM
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23 mph?? That's a slight breeze out here in west Texas...that's been our average since the beginning of March..
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