Getting the Ball to the Hole: Putting On A Windy Day (Lesson 3, Part 4)


The wind in Scotland can blow you away.

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“I don’t know what I don’t know.”

— Socrates

“You’ve got to be very careful if you don’t know where you’re going, because you might not get there.”

— Yogi Berra

In Scotland, Hawaii, and the Midwest, one often encounters very windy conditions.  A question that sometimes comes up is, does the wind affect a putted ball?  A related question is, does it affect your set up and routine, without you realizing it?

This is a wonderful question for someone like Dave Pelz.  It is principally an empirical question.  I do not know the answer.  I could speculate about the answers.  One could also go out on a windy day and try to get some idea, but that is not likely to be revealing.  One has to eliminate too many variables to get a ‘true’ idea of the answer.

Some problems are best answered other than with theory.  This is one of those.

Sir Isaac Newton

Sir Isaac Newton

I. Newton

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