I don’t particularly have a problem with high winds , but when with the best clubs and a half decent ball , I still can’t reach the green in three at a par 5 at St. Andrews , then there is no hope for those not as fortunate as me with their own clubs.
I agree with the sentiment. Give me a 30 mph head wind, I have trouble reaching green on St. A #14 in 3, so it's really a par 6, roll with it. Hope for the par. It happened to me 2x in the clash. On the other hand, I got a 30 mph tail wind on the same hole; I had a 5 iron into the green on the 2nd shot and, but for a sloppy putt, had the eagle.
My problem with high winds is we don't get the same wind. I understand the reason why: I would have no problem sending out a sacrificial lamb (or being it) to report back the winds to every other member in the club. But it can still make a 3 club difference on the approach shot and luck becomes too big a factor.