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« on: August 20, 2007, 10:37:56 AM »

Holy chit, it was windy here yesterday.  We played out at the airport and the winds must have been about 30 mph sustained and gusting to quite a bit more.  Combined with hard, fast fairways and we were dealing with 4-6 club winds depending on the circumstances:

Crosswind

Two par threes (first and last) had wind coming from the right.  On both holes I played about 30 yards of wind draw.  On the first one I only got about ten and landed to the right of the green.  On the second I had close to 35 and the ball ended up on the front left.

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I played my 22* Quickstrike (3I/7W) from about 205 yards.  This club is normally good for 210-220 yards.  I knew I wouldn't reach the green but there's a lot of trouble down there and I didn't want to risk anything bigger.  I absolutely smoked the thing, as good contact as I'm capable, and it went exactly 140 yards.

A couple of holes later is a par-5 with water all up the right.  It plays a bit longer than stated on the card because you're compelled to play around the outside of the lake (swamp really).  I scored an eleven on the hole.  LOL.  If your ball was anything other than dead into the wind it started going sideways.  I had two penalties and even a low pitch I thought was perfect hung up in the wind and left me in three putt range. 

My cousin scored a seven on the same hole with 3W, 3W, 5I, PW (latter not a full shot).  He three putted too because you couldn't ground your putter for fear of penalty.

As much as a six club wind.

Downwind

Next hole is 550 straight downwind.  Mark goes first and, I chit you not, got 380 yards out of a 3W.  Granted, maybe 80 of that was roll.  I flew my drive 300+ but into the rough and didn't get the roll.  About 320 total.

Second shots.  Mark slightly chunks a pitching wedge and barely comes up short.  Keep in mind he was playing a PW from 170.  I played a 5I from 230 and carried front green high.  It landed straight into a mound and stopped.  My 5I is usually good for 185. 

Tough to gauge but probably about 3-4 club wind.

LOL.  Crazy day.  I figure it was a six shot handicap easy.  I played pretty good considering other than the +6 on that upwind par-5. 

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Re: Wind
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2007, 10:45:02 AM »

We played out at the airport and the winds must have been about 30 mph sustained and gusting to quite a bit more. 

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« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2007, 10:51:00 AM »

That course is always windy. Don't know that I've ever played it like that though. I might have packed it in and gone home.
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« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2007, 10:58:46 AM »

That course is always windy. Don't know that I've ever played it like that though. I might have packed it in and gone home.

I've not played in that strong a wind other than the first 3-4 holes one day at Lahinch on the Windy West Coast of Ireland (capitalized in the tradition of The Big Apple --> NYC).  However, that day the wind mellowed and was a reasonable 15-20 mph the rest of the round.  Yesterday, probably 12-14 holes were played under those conditions.  Thankfully it dropped off for a bit on #8 or we might still be there.   Wink

A big difference is that Lahinch is designed with strong wind in mind.  As with all true links there are ways to get around the place in those conditions. 

Wingpointe is touted as "Utah's links" but on most (all?) of the holes there are very few, and usually less than two, options.  LOL, Fuzzy's point from a week or two ago proved out.
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Re: Wind
« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2007, 11:11:05 AM »

  We played out at the airport.... with hard, fast fairways......

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« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2007, 08:34:31 AM »

I've seen a few of those days in my time.  I remember hitting a 3W from 150 yards to the middle of the green and coming up short on the fringe.  And I hit it good too, but dead into a 40-50 mph wind. 
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« Reply #6 on: August 21, 2007, 03:14:59 PM »

  We played out at the airport.... with hard, fast fairways......



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