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No matter where you live I'm sure we've all found ourselves playing disc golf on a windy day. I never look forward to putting when it's really windy out because of some horrific experiences and some horrific stories. I've always heard about putts that have stuck in the chains only to have the wind blow them out but I've never actually SEEN this until now.

 

 

The video as a whole is excellent but skip to 5:40 and watch it all the way until 6:45. I know there are some variables that went into that happening (nose up, high on the basket) but to have it happen twice in a tournament from the distance he was at...gutting.

 

Anybody had a similar experience?

 

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don't see a link

 

Kincaid during the summer can get just as windy and more.  Part of this course borders the coastal trail next to Cook Inlet so we're right on the water and have awesome views.  This place can get wicked windy to the point it can add several strokes to your game.  I've seen putts sail past the basket over 40 feet that may have only gone 10 if it weren't windy.

...brutal for Jussi...

 

 

I've had one hit the basket, blow out, and roll 60 ft away from the basket. New Mexico winds can be brutal.
I hyperlinked the word "now" in the paragraph. Here's the link anyway.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-6nmsbUZrc&feature=sub

 

last word on the first paragraph. I had to look pretty hard for it myself.
bad putting if you ask me. Why is he trying to throw it flat and hard into the chains? just stupid play. I'm sure he has played in high wind before what was he thinking, especially after the first one?
Last Sunday I had a putt on hole 18 about 25 feet away the wind was about 10-15 mph with gusts up to 25mph. one of the gusts knocked my putt down hit the front of the basket and landed upright to roll down hill about 100 feet away.  Cost me my bag tag after I made a 5 stroke comeback.
I think the best way to make a putt with the wind is flat and hard aiming low for the headwind and high for the tailwind. How else you gonna get it in ?

In extreme wind don't use a putter with a big flat rim that the wind is going to catch. Use a stable driver like a TeeBird and it will cut the wind. But there just isn't much room for error in extreme wind.

 

As far as the video goes, he didn't learn his lesson after the first putt. He still went high the second time with the exact same results. The third time he finally did it right. Keep that nose down!

I agree , I've sunk many a put on windy days with the Firebird!

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