Many golfers are tempted to play "winter rules" when inclement weather rolls around. Instead, we suggest playing the ball as it lies. Get creative - hit the shot with a little mud, or sitting down in some damp grass. Play out of the bare spot or off of the slightly soggy ground. See what you can do.
Playing the ball down teaches you these things, and allows you to more easily face obstacles when they present themselves to you in tournament play. Besides, posting a score two or three strokes over your normal score can't hurt your handicap too much. And if this tip helps you take another five bucks from your buddies, it was worth it.