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Old 02-11-2014, 10:38 AM
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I hang out in my indoor putting playground. Complete with Hula hoop mandos, between the table mandos, christmas trees, stacks of chairs, elevated pin, elevated putting platform, divider corridors, high powered fans, and basically anything I can imagine to keep improving my putting from 15' - 50'. -20F outside, 65F and I'm ready for a teeshirt indoors.

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Old 02-11-2014, 11:25 AM
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Old 02-11-2014, 11:31 AM
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I don't see the benefits of playing disc golf when it hits zero and you're looking at negative wind chills. The bundles of clothing I'm wearing will impede proper form, the discs are going to fly in ways that are far enough off their usual flight paths to be somewhat inaccurate as compared to regular flight, my hand isn't going to grip the discs correctly beyond a certain point as it freezes up, my footing is likely to be bad because of snow and/or ice... And honestly? I'm just not going to have fun.

I'll play down to the low 20s in temperature, and in any depth of snow - because at the low 20s I can still gear up in a couple of underarmour shirts, a long sleeve tee, and a hoodie and get proper form. Teepads can be shoveled and salted, at the least allowing proper stand-and-deliver tosses. My snowmobiling mittens will keep my hands warm enough to deliver with proper grip through the round. And I'm going to be warm enough to enjoy myself.
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Old 02-11-2014, 11:41 AM
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i am in colorado, and it can pretty ugly in the winter....... i dont see the point in going out in subzero windchills either. There is weather that is even too ugly for skiing, so why the hell would i be trying to play disc golf in it? i have have found 20 degrees and no wind to be enjoyable, but the key to playing in the cold is no wind. imo anyway. i avoid the wind even in summer
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Old 02-11-2014, 11:50 AM
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I don't see the benefits of playing disc golf when it hits zero and you're looking at negative wind chills. The bundles of clothing I'm wearing will impede proper form, the discs are going to fly in ways that are far enough off their usual flight paths to be somewhat inaccurate as compared to regular flight, my hand isn't going to grip the discs correctly beyond a certain point as it freezes up, my footing is likely to be bad because of snow and/or ice... And honestly? I'm just not going to have fun.
I've been playing down to about 5 this winter, and I still have plenty of fun, and have bagged a few courses in the process (7, I think, this winter). I'll disagree with most of your points except footing. One good sidenote to bad footing is I've been forced to work on my standstill shots, which should help going forward.

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Old 02-11-2014, 12:02 PM
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I've been playing down to about 5 this winter, and I still have plenty of fun, and have bagged a few courses in the process (7, I think, this winter). I'll disagree with most of your points except footing. One good sidenote to bad footing is I've been forced to work on my standstill shots, which should help going forward.

Silver linings, yo.

I will agree with the footing thing. your not going to use any sort of step in 8 inches of snow with a frozen crust on top. it forces u to use good technique . i was throwing my mids up to 270 on a stand still this weekend, and i dont throw them that far with any sort of run/walk up. granted, i was experimenting/testing my mids and throwing 5 of them per tee. got dialed pretty good. I am a little sore in the ribs though.
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Old 02-11-2014, 12:13 PM
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I cheated! Played Crystal City Underground over the weekend in St. Louis. Snow was flying, wind was blowing, and I was having a hella good time playing disc golf in a Tshirt and sweatin my butt off. One of the most unique courses I have ever played. 2 holes were actually unplayable because the water in the caves made them inaccessible. Been playing in the cold w handwarmers and multiple layers of clothing.
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Old 02-11-2014, 12:15 PM
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I cheated! Played Crystal City Underground over the weekend in St. Louis. Snow was flying, wind was blowing, and I was having a hella good time playing disc golf in a Tshirt and sweatin my butt off. One of the most unique courses I have ever played. 2 holes were actually unplayable because the water in the caves made them inaccessible. Been playing in the cold w handwarmers and multiple layers of clothing.
I'd really like to get down there and try that out, if not just for the novelty factor.
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Old 02-11-2014, 01:21 PM
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I'd really like to get down there and try that out, if not just for the novelty factor.
Don't let the 'novelty factor' fool ya Stardoggy. It can be every bit as challenging as an open air course. Doglegs, tunnel shots, it's got 'em all.

The only aspect of it that I didn't like was that people smoking cigarettes ANYWHERE in the caves can be smelled. I used to be a smoker so I'm not being judgmental. I just hate having to be around it and breathe it since I quit years ago. Outside never seems to be much of a issue, inside?...no thanks.
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Old 02-11-2014, 02:43 PM
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I cheated! Played Crystal City Underground over the weekend in St. Louis. Snow was flying, wind was blowing, and I was having a hella good time playing disc golf in a Tshirt and sweatin my butt off. One of the most unique courses I have ever played. 2 holes were actually unplayable because the water in the caves made them inaccessible. Been playing in the cold w handwarmers and multiple layers of clothing.
I played when the weather was nice, but that was my first thought. It makes for a nice way to escape the winter cold or the summer heat and still get a round or two in.
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