Let us look at a few common questions related to playing golf in adverse weather conditions. Golf might be best enjoyed on a bright, sunny day, but there is something to be said for playing a round when the weather gets rough. Of course, you need to be careful when going out on bad weather days, and always get off the course if thunder and lightning is in the area or if any other weather conditions become dangerous.

    Q and A on Playing Golf in Different Weather Conditions

  • Should I swing harder in the wind? Absolutely not! You should do just the opposite. When the wind blows, make it a point to swing softer so you can keep the flight of the ball down lower to the ground. Hitting lower shots is going to help you control the ball on blustery days, and you should be better able to hit your targets.
  • Q and A on Playing Golf in Different Weather Conditions

  • What will rain do to the greens? Generally speaking, there will be a couple of changes to note on the greens when the rain comes down. For one thing, the water on the surface of the green will cause the backspin of your shots to have less effect. In other words, you shouldn’t expect your shots to stop as quickly when the greens are wet. Also, when putting, you’ll likely need to hit the ball harder to reach the hole.
  • Q and A on Playing Golf in Different Weather Conditions

  • How do I adjust to changing temperatures? As the weather warms up or cools down, you’ll want to change the distance that you expect to achieve with each of your clubs. The ball is not going to fly as far in cold weather, while it should fly farther than normal when temperatures rise.
  • We hope that the questions and answers offered in this article will help you take steps toward a better game. Golf may seem complicated, and it can be complex in some cases, but you’ll always play best when you keep things simple. Thank you for taking the time to read through this third part of our questions and answers series, and have fun out there!