San Antonio was at least 4 hours north of where I was living...
December it was still 80 outside some days.
Oh man, I can't stand playing in the wind. I can only handle a breeze. It jacks up my swing so badly, that I can't even make solid contact. It messes with my concentration.
I guess I won't be moving to Texas any time soon. Maybe they should re-name Dallas the windy city?
Same here. All 4 rounds I've played this year got very windy at some point and I hated it so much I was tempted to pack up and go home.
I don't like playing in a lot of wind, but I do enjoy competing in a lot of wind.
If you play early in the day here, you rarely get much of a wind when it's normal golf season (i.e., March - October). So whenever the wind is up, I take it as a challenge and actually enjoy it. It makes you think a little bit more, and crisp contact is especially important in the wind.
So, some of the shots I remember the best were when the wind was blowing. Rode the wind with a 4 iron on a tee shot once and it ended up going over 300 yards (also a downhill hole, so this isn't that big of a deal, but it was still pretty cool). Another time I ripped a 4 iron through the wind from about 210 to 15 feet. That one might have been the best shot I've ever hit.
Pretty windy 20 miles north too. We went to the range only to hit against the wind. Not 35mph, but I would guess 25mph to 30mph gusts. I didn't setup the camera because the tripod blew down in one gust. It was the only time we had a gust like that, though.
Yeah, lucky for me, the wind was at my back. It was almost a waste to hit full shots, so 3/4, 1/2 and pitch shots, along with my drills were the call for tonight.
I really don't mind the wind, as I have played out in Beaumont before, and as you know, it gets fairly windy out that way.
I said I don't mind the wind, I never said it was Fun...
Yea that was my experience too. I generally like playing in the wind because it tells more about the state of my game than playing in calm. But only up to a point because if the wind is too strong the act of taking a backswing makes the triangle formed by my forearms act like hoisting a sail, even worse when wearing a rain or wind shell.
I went out one day when the peak wind speed was recorded at 77 mph just because I was curious what would happen. I whiffed many balls from that effect of being knocked off balance. Even when putting there was a chance of whiffing. But I was surprised that on a solidly struck shot the wind didn't seem to effect the shot as much as I had expected. But overall it wasn't really golfing more like goofing.