There is a good chance that Hurricane Matthew is going to wash out my golf trip to Myrtle Beach this coming weekend. The area is expecting winds of 105 mph or higher. With this being the case, it made me think about the highest or strongest winds in which you can play golf.

During the Open Championship across the pond there are often winds as high as 25 to 30 mph with gusts as high as 40 mph. This is about as windy as it can be fore someone to play the game of golf. If the winds are any higher you are going to find it blows your ball off the green. It will also make life miserable when it comes to trying to hit a drive or iron shot.

The hardest part about golf in windy conditions is simply standing over a putt and hitting it. Most would think it is hitting the driver but standing over a putt is almost impossible. Add to the fact that your eyes are watering and your ball is oscillating on the green and it is nearly impossible.

If you hear of wind gusts of 25 to 30 mph in your area, do yourself a favor and stay inside. You will not have fun on the golf course.