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Old 04-23-2014, 07:16 AM
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We dont get much wind around here.
So when it does start blowing hard, I head straight for the golf course, I love playing in the big wind right now.
One of the funnest days I have had on the course, has been in bigger wind.
I have been known to empty my bag, throwing on a couple of the open holes.
It's definitely a learning experience.
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Old 04-23-2014, 07:29 AM
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Doesn't seem so bad. What were the winds on Sunday at the GBO last year, 40?
Max for the day was 37, with max gust at 46. But other than the maxes, it was mostly 25-30 with gusts 30-40.

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Old 04-23-2014, 07:38 AM
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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..
Fact Check: Midland TX average wind speed since the beginning of March is 11, not 23. The average of your maximum daily wind speed is 20. Your average gust wind is 22. The average of your maximum gust is 29.

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Old 04-23-2014, 08:31 AM
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I have a beadless gator for windy putting duties. 23mph isn't bad, even by Indiana standards.
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Old 04-23-2014, 08:43 AM
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i used to be that person who complained about the wind being too bad to play this open course in my town. but then i realized i gotta learn how to play the wind somehow. driving in the wind is no problem for me. but throw some wind my way and i will miss every putt. makes for some 4 putts. its kinda funny. all in all its golf, gotta take the good with the bad.
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Old 04-23-2014, 08:46 AM
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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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One of the most hilarious rounds Ashleigh and I played was on a wide open course in nowheresville Kansas. We had 50mph winds with 80mph gusts, it was hard to just walk let alone throw. I had a 15 putt with an upside down firebird get picked up and thrown over 100' behind me. After that the 20-30mph wind days just don't seem quite so frustrating.
These two posts are the best advice imo.
During casual rounds practice putting with your disc upside down. Try a Firebird and all of your drivers. Even Rocs are good for an upside down putt.
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Old 04-23-2014, 09:00 AM
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I had a round last week in Laramie, Wyoming where my discs would be sitting down and then a gust would pick it up and toss it, sometimes in the creek for OB.
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Old 04-23-2014, 09:08 AM
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Fact Check: Midland TX average wind speed since the beginning of March is 11, not 23. The average of your maximum daily wind speed is 20. Your average gust wind is 22. The average of your maximum gust is 29.

http://www.wunderground.com/history/...q_statename=NA
You forgot though to use the internet equation:

Real Number X 2.3 = Internet Number

To reverse this equation simply:

Internet Number / 2.3 = Real Number

This equation can be used for maximum distance figures, length of the hole you aced, etc...

Hope this help you!
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Old 04-23-2014, 09:59 AM
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Putting is deff my weakness in high wind
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Old 04-23-2014, 11:06 AM
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We had some crazy wind yesterday and I'm not sure of the exact number but I'm guessing it was at least 30mph, probably more like 40mph. My brother was complaining the whole time but I told him that it was a good time to learn how to throw in the wind. He almost had a crazy Feldberg putt:

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Although my brother's shot was much worse than this and the wind pretty much took control of it to move it by the basket. Evans Park is pretty much a wind tunnel as there are no trees around to block anything. I still don't know how to throw a good drive in the wind.
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