The "effect" wind has on a rolling ball will depend upon the total sum of instantaneous effects of wind vector (both speed and direction of speed relative to the ball) and the ball vector at each point along the path. Hence, the longer the wind operates before the hole is reached, the greater the effect. Playing less break in the wind is similar to keeping an iron show "below" the wind, but there is a limit of how fast the ball's delivery speed can be played before the trade-off becomes negative. Sometimes, the golfer should simply accept the wind and play the wind as it is. The real trouble comes from changeable, gusting winds. That's like playing a green with the surface contour and slope or green speed changing right after you start the ball rolling!
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