Should I Change my Club Selection Based On Conditions? (Video)
Should I Change my Club Selection Based On Conditions? (Video)

Okay, so the question is; should I change my club selection based on the conditions? Absolutely. No condition, no two shots are really the same. You go out on the golf course one day and you’ve got a 7 iron into the green say 150 yards and all of a sudden the next day the wind’s coming against, would you still play the same club? Of course you wouldn’t because you’re not going to get there. What about the next day the temperature was really cold? Whether – if the temperature is cold as we get in UK a lot, the ball doesn’t travel anywhere near as far. Let’s say you’re out in America there and you got the humidity really high, because the density of the air is so heavy, again the ball isn’t going to travel quite as far. So there’s lots of different things and also common things; the ground is soft. If the ground is soft, the ball’s going to be hit and wherever it lands it’s going to stop, so we need to make adjustments.

So let’s make adjustments for the condition on the ground, the wind, the temperature and all the things that you can possibly think about if it’s – the ground is hard, would you play a 7 iron into the green from 150 yards, that the wind’s blowing behind the ground as hard? Well if you do, you’re going to be through the back of the green if that’s your normal distance because the wind is going to make the ball go further and when the ball lands it’s going to be hard, it’s going to be bouncing through. So remember the question at the beginning was; should I change my club selection for the conditions? Yes, you should. Every single golf shot on a golf course is potentially different condition. We did not even mention the most obvious things. What if the ball is on an up slope? If the ball is on a uphill lie, the ball is going to go higher, which means it’s going to go shorter because it increases a lot as we hit up. What if the ball is on a downhill lie? Now we’re hitting down the club face is decreasing a lot in which the case the ball would go lower and further. So in a nutshell it’s a lot to take in there but very simple. Should I change the club for different conditions? Yes and it’s a big yes for that.
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Okay, so the question is; should I change my club selection based on the conditions? Absolutely. No condition, no two shots are really the same. You go out on the golf course one day and you’ve got a 7 iron into the green say 150 yards and all of a sudden the next day the wind’s coming against, would you still play the same club? Of course you wouldn’t because you’re not going to get there. What about the next day the temperature was really cold? Whether – if the temperature is cold as we get in UK a lot, the ball doesn’t travel anywhere near as far. Let’s say you’re out in America there and you got the humidity really high, because the density of the air is so heavy, again the ball isn’t going to travel quite as far. So there’s lots of different things and also common things; the ground is soft. If the ground is soft, the ball’s going to be hit and wherever it lands it’s going to stop, so we need to make adjustments.

So let’s make adjustments for the condition on the ground, the wind, the temperature and all the things that you can possibly think about if it’s – the ground is hard, would you play a 7 iron into the green from 150 yards, that the wind’s blowing behind the ground as hard? Well if you do, you’re going to be through the back of the green if that’s your normal distance because the wind is going to make the ball go further and when the ball lands it’s going to be hard, it’s going to be bouncing through.

So remember the question at the beginning was; should I change my club selection for the conditions? Yes, you should. Every single golf shot on a golf course is potentially different condition. We did not even mention the most obvious things. What if the ball is on an up slope? If the ball is on a uphill lie, the ball is going to go higher, which means it’s going to go shorter because it increases a lot as we hit up. What if the ball is on a downhill lie? Now we’re hitting down the club face is decreasing a lot in which the case the ball would go lower and further. So in a nutshell it’s a lot to take in there but very simple. Should I change the club for different conditions? Yes and it’s a big yes for that.