Friday, November 5, 2021 / by Nathan Fitts
There a number of things critical to know about golfing in the mountains, but at the heart of all of them are two absolutes:
1) Your ball is going to carry just a bit longer than at the beach or on the flats – mostly because of physics (gravity, elevation, etc.) so you’ll need to adjust club selection to compensate; and
2) You might want to make allowances for a slightly longer round of golf, taking just a bit more time to enjoy the views of lakes, valleys and other mountains in the distance.
Here are a couple of items to keep in mind as you warm up, take practice putts, and otherwise prepare for a round of golf.
Gravity is not a rule – It’s a law.
It’s simple to know, but difficult to keep in mind, as you progress through the round. You have to keep reminding yourself that gravity is at work, no matter what you do. That applies to drives where you’re tempted to go for the green when a creek guards the pin at a; ...