So what should you do differently to keep your score from blowing out when the course is heavy and wet?
First of all make sure you are prepared for the wet, take an extra dry towel, wear your waterproofs and keep your hands as dry as you can, a great tip is to hang your towel up inside the spokes of the umbrella to keep it dry. Take an extra glove as well.
HOW TO PLAY IN WET CONDITIONS
Driving: You will lose run when the fairways are wet so its a good idea to use a 3 wood or 5 wood off the tee because your ball will carry further through the air and you will actually get more distance.
Club selection: You will need to add a club when the air and ground is heavy, if you would normally use a 7 iron go for a 6 instead as it wont carry quite so far and also won’t roll as much once it lands.
Pitching onto the green: Toss the ball further than you normally would to allow for the lack of roll and when using your 8 iron chip and run remember it wont roll as much as it normally would so land the ball closer to the hole.
Bunkers: Wet bunkers are harder to get out of than dry but you just need to be more positive, you need to hit down into the sand more aggressively and follow through completely, you need extra power in the swing to get through the wet sand.
Putting: The greens will be slower so extend the length of your backswing and through swing but still keep it smooth.