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PostSubject: Re: Rain & Wet Ground   Mon Jan 31, 2011 2:21 pm

Here's an extract that will help for the wet weather we're having.

I'd like to add that keeping your sunglasses on and your mouth closed is also important. No fun to play with dirt in your eyes and grit in your mouth. You definitely will take some of the golf course home with you when playing in wet weather.


Tips for playing in wet conditions

Published 31/03/2010 08:28:55 in Golf Features


Few golfers enjoy playing in the rain, but unless there is lightning in the area or the course is waterlogged, you will be forced to battle on as usual. Wet weather can play havoc with your balance, badly affecting your swing unless you make a couple of minor adjustments. This guide aims to improve your control when the ground is wet underfoot.

Steep angle of attack
If your ball lies on a wet fairway or in the rough, you need to give it a good strike, which requires a precise contact.
So move the ball back in your stance by 2-3 inches. This will help you find a steeper angle of attack than usual, ensuring that you strike the ball first and the turf second. If you catch the turf even just a fraction before the ball, the water in the ground will slow the clubhead dramatically - resulting in a shot with no distance.

Changing your grip
Another technique worth employing to raise the bottom of your swing arc is to grip the club tighter and slightly further down the shaft than usual. These adjustments will restrict your swing to make sure that you nip the ball crisply off the top of the wet turf without taking a divot.

Club selection
Whenever a golf course is wet, the ball will stop quickly or even plug when it lands on the fairway or green. So it is always worth factoring in this lack of roll when selecting which club to hit.
A rescue club will prove an invaluable part of your armoury in wet conditions. Because it features more weight lower in its head, this club is designed to increase your carry through the air while also forgiving off-centre strikes. In contract, long irons tend to be harder to hit, delivering a lower flight with less carry.
If you have not already tried a rescue club, ask your local pro if you can take one out to test on the course. You should immediately see how much easier it is to get the ball away on a good flight than it is using your long irons.

Firm footing
When the ground is wet, it is easy for your feet to slip as you swing, even if you are wearing longer metal spikes. So widen your stance a fraction at address to improve your stability.
Rotate your body and employ your weight effectively through a strong leg action to keep your swing as familiar and consistent as usual. It is important here to ensure that setting a firm, wide stance at address does not lead to a flat-footed swing.
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PostSubject: Re: Rain & Wet Ground   Mon Jan 31, 2011 2:26 pm

no wonder duffy refuse to take off his sunglasses yesterday.....

tot he hiao or what, raining like crazy still want to look cool.....
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PostSubject: Re: Rain & Wet Ground   Mon Jan 31, 2011 2:27 pm

slinger wrote:
no wonder duffy refuse to take off his sunglasses yesterday.....

tot he hiao or what, raining like crazy still want to look cool.....

I dunno about the dirt lah but being hiao is my top priority... Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Rain & Wet Ground   Mon Jan 31, 2011 2:30 pm

Duff always got more dirt in the face one. Painful too leh....
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PostSubject: Re: Rain & Wet Ground   Mon Jan 31, 2011 2:31 pm

duffader wrote:
slinger wrote:
no wonder duffy refuse to take off his sunglasses yesterday.....

tot he hiao or what, raining like crazy still want to look cool.....

I dunno about the dirt lah but being hiao is my top priority... Smile

That's why you meditate in bikini? Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Rain & Wet Ground   Mon Jan 31, 2011 4:38 pm

duffader wrote:
I dunno about the dirt lah but being hiao is my top priority... Smile

i understand. with a face like that, no choice lah.
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