When strong winds whip up around the exposed greens of links courses, putting can become very testing indeed.
Long putting tends to feature more prominently when the wind blows, as approach shots become more demanding.
You can prepare for this by concentrating on long putts on the practice putting green before playing.
Chipping from tight seaside turf when the wind is blowing strong can also be very tricky, resulting in more putters being used from well off the green.
For putts that have to cover a large distance it is important to widen the stance for more stability and ensure that there is no tightness in the grip. Having a soft grip allows for a touch of wrist hinge during the stroke, which will help generate the extra speed required.
It is then important to swing the putter back, even to hip height if needed. This is essential to maintain a regular pace during the stroke, which should be of equal length back and through and not quick or snatchy.
Maintaining a wider stance even on short putts is also advisable to help with balance and stability and increase the chances of controlling the stroke.