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As an outdoor sport, weather conditions have a huge effect on how we play the game of golf. One of the most common and bemoaned issues facing golfers is the wind. Determining which club to use for a given shot in windy conditions is often guesswork, and very often a confusing decision. A new product named The Wind Shot attempts to simplify club selection on those blustery days.

About The Wind Shot

Did you know an 8 mph headwind will take 15 Yards off your shot?

Get Instant, Accurate Wind Readings with Club Selection. Patented One Color One Club Shot Selection System. Easy to Use, 100% Accuracy. The one tool every golfer needs in their bag.

At approximately two inches in diameter and similar in weight to a heavy duty divot tool, The Wind Shot is a product that can easily be carried in the pocket or golf bag. It’s primarily constructed of hard plastic, so it should be treated with care. The ‘wind sock’ is stored inside the unit and extends via a retractor. Retracting the wind sock back into the device is accomplished by pressing a button at the top center.

How it Works

1. Fully extend the red wind sock and polymer string and hold the unit parallel to the blowing wind. The direction of the blowing string and sock is the direction of the wind.

2. Making sure the unit is level to the horizon and in line with the blowing sock and string, read the front gauge and adjust your club and shot accordingly.

As illustrated above, using The Wind Shot is pretty simple, especially after getting familiar with the chart on the back of the device. The small wind sock extends from the housing and immediately starts blowing around if there’s any wind. Simply pointing the Wind Shot in line with where the wind is coming from shows both direction and a corresponding color that the red string lies on. If the wind is just a normal headwind or tailwind, the colors represent the number of clubs (up or down) one needs to adjust by.

If there’s an element of crosswind involved, the chart on the back can assist in determining how many yards left or right the user needs to aim in relation to the target. Admittedly, bringing crosswind into the equation does make the process a little more confusing, but it was easy enough to clear up after a few tries.

Retailing for $19.95, The Wind Shot can be purchased on the company’s website, www.thewindshot.com. Stay tuned to the THP Forum as we put this unique little gadget to use during the upcoming golf season.

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Editor and writer Ryan Hawk lives in northwestern Illinois with his fiance and son. He's been a writer for The Hackers Paradise for two years and has been involved with a number of THP events.

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  1. DawgDaddy says:

    Good job Hawk, what an ingenious little gadget. I would imagine it to be a practice tool only but it could give you a real feel of what club to pull in windy conditions with just a little practice. Not a bad price point either.

  2. TheDue says:

    Interesting. While I’m not one for have to deal with a bunch of little gadgets during a round, this one might be kind of fun to deal with during a fun round and practice time until I’m used to guessing the results. Price point is certainly in line.

  3. Trout Bum says:

    Nice job Ryan, never in a million years would I have imagined a device like this could be made for the course, it really takes most of the guessing out of the equation.

  4. Jeff Spicoli says:

    For someone who has issues in the wind, this is a product I would be interested in. It sounds like it is easy to use, so hopefully I wouldn’t be struggling to figure it out on the course. Nice write-up, Hawk.

  5. J4U says:

    What a cool little training aid for us that simply guess. Even with the high rate of variables with wind, this could assist in getting you on a more educated “guess” with continued use. Gadget, yes, but simple and I think a plus to wind guesses.

  6. Nebgolfer says:

    Thanks for the review, Hawk. Seems like a simple enough concept, and I think it would need to be used as a suggestion rather than the absolute rule, especially when the tee box might be protected with trees or something, making it tough to get an accurate reading. Will be interested to see how well this works.

  7. #Cookie says:

    Wow, very cool nifty and affordable little tool. If legal this would be a handy addition to the bag.

  8. Aaron Smith says:

    Great review Ryan. This seems like a really useful tool and could be extremely helpful on links style courses.

  9. Jersey Nate says:

    Nice review, Hawk! A very cool gadget that doesn’t break the bank. A definite ponder, especially for the more open and links style courses where one has to deal with a bit of wind.

  10. ddec says:

    a pretty interesting little device. For the cost I might have to grab one of them. Good job Hawk

  11. IceyShanks says:

    Such a cool little product. It really serves a purpose. Small enough to fit in your bag. And a very reasonable price tag. I’ll be adding it to my wishlist for sure! Great work Ryan.

  12. braddman19 says:

    Man, what an interesting little gadget.
    Would probably make decisions a lot easier when playing on the prairies in the gusting winds!

  13. Smallville says:

    I seem to play in the wind a lot (I think golf courses are generally built where the wind is, hahaha)

    This could really help you get used to exactly how much wind is affecting your club selection so in non-practice rounds you have a better idea.

  14. War Eagle says:

    This company could make a fortune in Texas alone! Interesting looking product, for sure, would love to check it out.

  15. TripleBogieTim says:

    Interesting little gadget for sure…would love to try it out.

  16. markb says:

    My first reaction is to question the device’s accuracy, but my second reaction is to say “Who cares, because it’s probably better than the blind guess method most of us currently employ!”

  17. O'Carroll says:

    Great review Ryan! Neat little product that could help a lot of golfers. And at that price, why not take a shot?

  18. Nate says:

    Being from Texas I would have absolutely no use for such a devise. For a 5-15mph wind this would would great on the course and I would actually consider buying it. But since the winds blow in Texas between 30-50mph, I doubt it would help much unless there is a setting on it that states “Hit your longest club in the bag”. Love the devise!!

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