What are the chances that you will lose 10 yards of distance overnight? It happened to me and I have to tell you that I am very disappointed. The loss of that much changes the way I need to play each round to ensure I can still score well. This happens every year and each time I am disappointed that I did not see it coming.
I know the cause and it is this:
Yup, we have entered into the cold and wet season. Even though I have switched to my Wilson 50 golf ball, I still will not get the same distances as just two short weeks ago. The cooler temperatures definitely have an impact on my ball flight whether I want it to or not.
Additionally, the ground is very wet. The fact that the ball is not rolling adds to my distance woes. Overall, I am losing between 15 and 20 yards off the tee because I hit a low ball. There is very little I can do about that, but I can change my course management strategies to account for the loss yardage with my irons.
The first and most important step is to club up. That is the simple solution and it works most of the time; especially on full shots. The next thing is hit some knock down shots when in between distances. This particular approach works very well in wet conditions. The ball is very receptive on the green and I do not have to overswing to get the yardage I want. Basically, these are the only two things I can control during this time of year. As I said earlier, this is nothing new and I am prepared (but still disappointed in the loss of yardage).
Golf is a fun game and it offers copious opportunities to test our skill. At this time I am dealing with a loss of distance……I wonder what is next!
I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!