Commonly misjudged, improving your understanding of the wind's impact could shave shots off your scores. Elite coach Dan Whittaker shares his tips

With the amount of information available to us on our smartphones and tablets, there’s no excuse for not knowing what the wind is going to be doing at any given time of the day. So it really puzzles me as to why golfers still struggle. Click on the video for my tips on how to judge wind on the golf course…

How to judge wind on the golf course: The main points

For me, it’s all in the planning. As I’ve mentioned, most of us have access to a number of weather apps which give accurate, to-the-hour information on the wind’s behaviour. Make a note of it before you play on a scorecard or on your phone – it’s so simple.

From there, it’s all about trusting that information regardless of where you are on the course. You might be sheltered or in an area where it’s swirling but if you’ve put the work in at the front end, you’ll find it so much easier to commit to decisions.

Want to learn more? You’ll have to watch the video…

Dan Whittaker is an elite golf swing and performance coach based at High Legh. For more information, visit his website or click here for more advice.