We have some pretty high winds out here. Has something to do with hot air and SoCal according to our weather lady.
First thing I do on high wind days is pick a course with lots of tall trees that can act as windbreaks.
Second thing I do is toss out distance, and hit lower trejectory ball flights to keep the ball away from those high winds as much as possible. Under the tree tops. This is especially important to me when facing a head wind, or cross winds.
Third thing, depending on the situation, I will use 1 or more club than I normally would, while using a lot of punch shots. If conditions are a 3 club wind, I will usually hit the 19th asap.
Fourth and probably most important, I always use my normal swing. I don't add or subtract any swing speed. When close or on the green, I will add the wind to my read as needed.
Last, if the playing conditions are really poor, I never worry about my score.
I'm now 100% on board with Rory. We don't expect LeBron to grow basketball or Aaron Rodgers to grow American football or Messi to grow international football or Phelps to grow swimming, etc etc. What is this "grow golf" nonsense? This is the job of the people who make more money if the game grows (course designers, equipment makers, golf course owners/managers, golf coaches). Perhaps Rors has an obligation to Nike, but is Joe schmoe commentator really out to protect Nike? Really? I'm quite sure Nike can take care of itself.
Rory's job is to be entertaining on the golf course and, perhaps, off of it.
Erik makes a good point. Everyone who was tagged or posted in the attempt for one in March but not tagged above: @Big C, @Lihu @Bechambo @Pakoh @GolfSwine @No Mulligans @bmartin461 @tonygonz1 @Mark B @Coronagolfman @Hacker James @Ringworld @jefkve @bplewis24
First of all, the 3 degrees upright lie angle WILL affect your play! Positively or negatively, who can tell, since you haven't been fitted. Blow the money and take your chances, or get a fitting?
You seem to be impressed with clubhead speed. Clubhead speed doesn't mean crap if all you're doing is hitting the ball farther IN THE WRONG DIRECTION!
Take WUT's advice. Find someone who knows how to fit a golfer for clubs and get, at least, a wrist to floor measurement. This will get you a starting point. Hopefully this person will get you past that to lie angle and beyond. Lie angle is VITALLY important. My buddy has clubs he bought somewhere, and the lie angle is much too upright for him. When he addresses the ball the toes of his irons point to the sky! He's 5'8", but he needs to be 6'2" to play these clubs!