Played yesterday in a 30 mph wind with gust to 40! Wild experience. Very tough to figure out which club to use. My wedges would carry +10 or more down wind. On the first par 5, I hit a 6 iron from 127 into the wind, struck it well. My 6 is my 160 club. The ball literally came straight down, hit the front of the green and bounced back toward me! I had to hit it high to clear the bunkers. The same with the second par 5, 6 iron into the wind from 130. This one made the green and then blew left just off.
Shot a 49. I played this same course last week and shot an 80 for 18, 40 on this side.
The ball would oscillated on the greens and putting was definitely affected by the wind. But I still had a blast. You'd hit a shot and just be amazed with the wind would do with it.
My ball flight tends to be a draw and my buddy a fade. We hit irons about the same distance. It was interesting to see the difference in our distances and flights depending on the wind. One hole we had a cross wind and were both about 150 out (usually a 7 iron). He hit an 8 with a fade that would go with the wind and I hit a 6 with a draw into the wind. We both ended up just short of the green but the same distance.
The toughest holes were actually the ones with trees protecting the tee. You didn't feel the wind, but you knew it was aloft.
Anyone else have any high wind experiences to share?