When you watch all or part of the Ryder Cup action this week at Whistling Straits, wind will be a factor.
When winds start gusting past 20 miles per hour, they disrupt what we perceive as “normal” golf conditions. It’s pretty normal in Scotland and English but in the USA, fall is pretty benign.
Whistling Straits is perched high on the banks of Lake Michigan and if you ever listened to the Gordon Lightfoot epic — The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald — the winds on Lake Michigan can get beyond strong.
Today, we have a 15-minute primer that starts with Gary Woodland and Butch Harmon at Carnoustie and goes through to Darren Clarke, one of the finest wind players ever to come out of Northern Ireland.
You’ll pick up a lot of great information this week that can help you play and score better when the wind blows.