Resources explaining how to account for wind.


Ring Method

While it's not the only way to account for the wind on your shots, the Ring Method is by far the most popular. Using the rings on your target cursor as a guide you can pretty accurately adjust for the wind and get your shot to land where you want it to. It boils down to calculating how many MPH each ring is worth based on the accuracy rating of the club you're using for your shot.

I'm actually not going to go into much more detail than that because there are a lot of excellent guides out there that can teach you step by step how to learn and master this technique. If you don't already know about using the ring method then I would strongly encourage you to go through each resource at the bottom of the page and at least give it a shot. While it may take some time to learn, it simplifies the game once you get the hang of it.

As a first step, check out this detailed guide (not sure who created this but if it's you please let me know so I can give you credit). It touches on adjusting and time management, which are both key elements. If reading isn't the way you like to learn, then definitely check out the video resources at the bottom of the page. They're all worth at least one view.

Lastly, while you're learning the ring method, the amount of numbers you need to know can be overwhelming. If you're having trouble keeping track of ring values for all of your clubs, be sure to check out the Wind Chart Creator tool that can make it a little easier.