# How To Calculate Distance In The Wind

If you’re a golfer, you might be wondering how important it is to calculate the distance from the ball to the pin. Since it’s the first step to making a perfect shot, it’s something you have to learn. The sooner you learn the technique, the better you will be able to hit. Regardless of what clubs you’re using, the better you can hit, the better you can play!

So how can you calculate the distance? Well I know you can easily do it using a good rangefinder; however, in many tournaments, such as those organized by the PGA, you cannot use these advanced tools.

So there’s only one way you can go. You must understand how to calculate distance in the wind.

First, understand the wind. You need to understand the movement of the wind on the course because the wind plays a big part in how you plan your putt.

You need to find out this directions of the wind. If you’re playing into a headwind and see a crosswind around the courses, that shouldn’t affect the distance. As a result, you won’t have to worry about crosswinds. The tailwind can have a significant (sometimes enormous) influence on distance.

So how can you understand the direction of the breath? It is very easy to guess if a strong wind is blowing in the field. However, you may have trouble guessing the direction when a strong wind cannot be felt. To know the direction, take some grass and throw it, then watch the direction when the blades fall. Or look at the sky. If there is a cloud, look at its direction of movement.

## Here is a Simple Formula You Can Follow This.

When calculating distance into a headwind: It’s best to add 1% for every 1 mph. So if it’s a 100-yard shot, with a wind speed of 5 mph, you should consider it a 105-yard shot.

When calculating the distance in Downwind: you need to add 0.5% instead of 1%. So if it’s a 100-yard shot, with a wind speed of 5 mph, you have to consider that it’s a 98-yard shot.