More about weather.
More about weather.
Strong wind makes it more difficult to control the ball and determine its path. Especially if you have wind shear, changes in the wind that a player can't see.
No wind in hereOn the other hand, we like to keep the courses fresh, green and beautiful. The golf course can irrigate but rain is better and less expensive. We just prefer it rained at night.
And just like for the farmers, bad weather could include a dramatic lack of rain.
Weather is an important factor in many parts of our lives. Due to the fact that it sometimes alters our choice of what to wear, where to go on holiday and other activities, I'd say it's quite important. Golf business weather is no exception.
Since weather plays such a major unknown in golf, participants rely on weather reports to keep aware of conditions. If you're in the golf industry, you not only want weather that is stable and warm, but probably some cloud for shade.
Weather forecasts need to take account of the prognosis of wind direction as in headwinds, tailwinds or crosswinds and wind speed to gauge lift and drag on the ball. Moving air may shorten your drive, curve your pitch or even carry your putt further than expected.
Precipitation amount and type plays a secondary part in your game. It introduces drag and other types of friction and may reduce friction in other parts of the course. I even played while it was snowing once.
Amateur and professional golfers alike need the work of meteorologists. They pick up public forecasts and may even get customized weather forecasts.
Golfers may become, with experience, good forecasters themselves. Strategic players observe the weather and keep an eye on the pressure, humidity and wind and then adjust their game to these conditions.
In winter sports, there are innovative ways in which people can bypass the weather, such as using fake snow or taking certain tracks indoors, it's not so easy with golf.
Computer simulations are only so good. It's really an outdoor sport in which most players prefer to participate a pleasant environment. Dedicated golfers would find the weather's effect on their performance more important than comfort alone.
Golfing weather is handled by meteorologists who know the needs of the golf game and industry. Because of this, they provide essential temperature, precipitation, wind, humidity, wind and ultraviolet, uv, data.
Golfers know what they need. Just ask Donald Trump.
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