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Windy day: Driver or stinger 3 wood?

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Hello! Recently, the course that I always play in has become quite windy (30kmh +) and whenever I tee it up i'm stuck with the dilemma of playing driver or switching to a shorter club in order to play a control shot with roll out. Whenever I play the driver I hit it on a high launch angle but I am also concerned that a head wind would have me lose too much distance. I just cant seem to play those driver stinger shots because i've become accustomed to an upward driver strike and when I try to punch it, everything goes wrong. This is less of a problem I guess with the 3 wood because I can punch it with my relatively level strike with it, but am afraid of losing too much distance. Which would go further that is, a normal driver shot, or stinger 3 wood against the a strong head wind? 

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Launching the driver "high" in wind can be ok as long as the spin rate is appropriate for you swing speed and launch characteristics.

 

To decrease spin (if you need to) check this out

 

 Hitting Up or Down with the Driver in an Inline Pattern 

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