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How much does cold/warm weather affect distance?

It is hard to say definitively. Some people say you can lose up to 20 yards. There are so many factors at play such as club head speed, launch angle, the type of ball you are hitting, etc. The balls do become harder in cool temperatures so they become more difficult to compress, resulting in a loss of distance. You may consider a lower compression ball if temperatures really drop. Cooler air is more dense so it's more difficult for the ball to travel through it. A common misconception among golfers is that when it's humid you will lose distance. Humid air is a lot less dense and lighter than cooler air. Hot, humid days are my favorite days to play golf. Also, in high altitudes the ball will fly further even if it is cool, because the air is so thin.

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