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Zane's guide to golfing in the wind
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Zane Scotland's guide to playing in the wind
The wind doesn't bother Zane

Zane Scotland

Where a lot of people go wrong is when they fight the wind.

I'd say just let it do the work. That way it won't be mentally tough on you. Just accept everyone's score will be worse and play with it.

16-year-old Zane at The Open in 1999 at Carnoustie
Zane lets rip at Carnoustie in 1999

I say I like playing in strong wind because I know no-one else likes it.

If you turn up and say: "Good it's windy today," you've beaten half the field already.

Also just do everything slower. Swing slower, think slower and even walk slower.

The wind makes you tight and agitated so if you take you're time then you'll feel more relaxed.



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Zane Scotland factfile
DOB: 17 July 82
Lives: Wallington, Surrey
Career highlights: Youngest ever qualifier for the Open
Represented England men's team at 16
Turned pro June 2003

What is links golf?
Links courses are based by the sea and a lot tougher than normal golf courses
This is because they aren't man-made and use the natural lie of the land
That means you get hard ground because of the sandy soil and ther rough is thicker
And being by the sea the wind blows a lot more too!


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