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    i dont know how many people i ever see actually measuring the wind speed. Its more a feel thing imo. And even if we do measure it, how often is it sustained? its usually from my experiences always varying. I mean once it becomes substantial enough past a breeze, its most always gusting at different speeds anyway. How many (very often) times do we choose a club considering the wind and right when we swing it picks way up or throttles way down. And its usually when i strike a great shot but find I flew the green or came up way short because it basically the wind changed speed abruptly. Or even changed direction abruptly. that happens enough times too especially when course layout elevations are present. It can often swirl one way the other in addition to changing its speed. But then 10 seconds later its back to where it was or back to the speed it was when you made your original club choice. I just think in the end after you play the game long enough it comes down to a feel thing especially at a familiar course. I feel you just get to know the club change for the given feel of the wind without actually knowing it mph. And as implied it too often changes anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rollin View Post
    i dont know how many people i ever see actually measuring the wind speed. Its more a feel thing imo. And even if we do measure it, how often is it sustained? its usually from my experiences always varying. I mean once it becomes substantial enough past a breeze, its most always gusting at different speeds anyway. How many (very often) times do we choose a club considering the wind and right when we swing it picks way up or throttles way down. And its usually when i strike a great shot but find I flew the green or came up way short because it basically the wind changed speed abruptly. Or even changed direction abruptly. that happens enough times too especially when course layout elevations are present. It can often swirl one way the other in addition to changing its speed. But then 10 seconds later its back to where it was or back to the speed it was when you made your original club choice. I just think in the end after you play the game long enough it comes down to a feel thing especially at a familiar course. I feel you just get to know the club change for the given feel of the wind without actually knowing it mph. And as implied it too often changes anyway.
    Thank you so much for saying this.

    So many folks in this thread are talking as if they're giving me advice how to play in the wind. That was never what I was asking. I want to know how YOU determine when to club up. What factors are you considering?

    e.g. I often hazard a guess on the tee, but will then second guess myself as I look toward the green. Is the flag still? Is it blowing in another direction? Those kinds of things.
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    ^^I guess I'm missing something?^^ I copied these from your OP as you asked about wind speed specially and also 'muscling up' vs pulling more club. Hence my response comparing my experience muscling up vs pulling more club and how many clubs I'd usually go up at 20mph.

    from OP: 'I was playing in some heavy wind today, steady around 20mph with gusts over 30mph...Does anyone dechambeau it? Is there a wind speed at which you're pulling one or two extra clubs vs just muscling up on your usual shot?'
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