THE more water that falls onto the green, the slower the speed will become.

This has a few outcomes that you, as the golfer, should be aware of.

Firstly, you will need more force to get the ball up to the hole.

Do this by making your swing longer, rather than hitting the ball harder.

Usually, when trying to hit the ball harder, you can overdo it and the ball can go too far.

Try and keep your normal rhythm and simply make the swing longer in length.

Secondly as the greens have become slower you will need to allow less for the break that you normally see on the green.

The grass is generally a little longer and the droplets of water on the green only add to the friction on the green, making the green slower and reducing the ball’s movement sideways.

So unless there is an obvious break on the putt you should aim within the confines of the hole’s width.

The last tip concerns equipment.

To help you on the slow winter greens it may help if you try a longer putter length to help you gain more distance for your normal swing, or maybe a heavier putter to aid the momentum of your swing.