How to Adjust Your Golf Game for a Humid Climate

It’s not really a secret that the weather affects the golf game. Things like wind, heat, cold, humidity, and rain can easily influence how much the ball travels and how high it would go. In fact, humidity would have an impact on your short games as well. That’s why it’s a good idea to adjust your game subtly for humid conditions.

You won’t have to do much because the influence of humidity isn’t really detrimental to your game. However, if you factor it in, you’ll have a cleaner and sharper game. At Pattaya Golf Trips, we suggest that you consider the following tips.


How Does Humidity Affect The Balls?

The humidity and heat have a considerable influence on how your golf ball travels. Dry conditions can make the air dense and cause more drag. This slows down the ball and causes you to fall short of the hole. On the other hand, the hot and humid conditions will encourage the ball to go higher and travel faster. According to research, the distance travelled by the ball would increase by a foot for every degree increase in temperature and humidity. Naturally, you need to adjust the game accordingly.


The Club

The first thing you need to change is the club. As the ball tends to travel for a longer distance, you need to change the club accordingly. However, you’ll also need to consider the fact that humidity would cause the ball to descend faster from the elevation. You need a club that would allow you to hit the ball at the right angle and ensure that you get the best travel possible.


The Ball

It’s a good idea to keep your ball warm and dry before you play the shot. Too much humidity or moisture on the ball will compromise your game as well. Keeping the ball warm and dry would ensure that it’s in the optimal playing condition. It would travel farther and allow you more control over your game.


The Swing

Your posture and how you hit the ball would have the biggest influence on the game. You know that the ball would travel faster and descend more quickly in humid conditions. You should adjust your swing accordingly. You can judge the distance between youself and the club and make adjustments accordingly. The more you practice, the better your game will be. You’ll be able to control the swing better according to the levels of humidity in the air.


Check the Weather

Before you start the game, it’s a good idea to check the weather and do a few practice swings. Hot and humid climate is actually the ideal weather for golf. Most professionals hate cold and dry weather because that can make them swing harder and decrease their control over the ball and the game. Humid weather is good for amateurs as they’ll have a better time navigating the course.

If you plan a golf trip that includes several non-golfers, it would be a good idea to look into the weather conditions before you make the arrangements. This is vital if you’re travelling to a different country. In such cases, the climate and seasons would be different to what you experience in Australia. Professionals tend to factor in several things when they plan their swing.

The better you plan, the more precise and successful your swing would be. If you have any questions about golf games or golf trips, you can get in touch with us at Pattaya Golf Trips. Just fill in this contact us form and we’ll get back to you. You can also call us on 0499 013 536, and we’ll be happy to hear from you.

Thanks for reading,
Dave Miniter
0499 013 536

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