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Old 11-17-2014, 02:38 PM
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Twin Cities Winter 2014 Guide

We had a thread up last year where myself and a couple others were keeping people updated on the current conditions and playability at some of the courses. I don't see myself getting out nearly as much as last year but I am hoping to find some time for a few rounds.

So with that being said, what are the go-to winter courses like so far?

Acorn, Valley, Kaposia, Plymouth, and Highland seemed to be played regularly last year. BRP is usually plowed and teepads shoveled. Anything else worth checking out this winter?

Also, what I learned last year as a first time winter player was:
1. Ribbon is necessary. In order to keep it simpler I only used 2-4 discs per round usually and had them ribboned up the night before. Then stuck them outside for a bit to acclimate them to the cold so the snow didn't stick as bad and they didn't cut in as much.

2. Waterproof hiking boots are worth every penny. Snowboard pants, warm socks, some towels, maybe a flask, hat and gloves, and I could easily get in 9 holes before I got sick of trekking through the snow.

3. No white discs. I also preferred no orange or yellow, and definitely less understable/slower speed discs since the footing isn't as great as in the summer.

4. Bring an extra pair of dry socks and shoes for after the round
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Old 11-17-2014, 02:54 PM
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Juju shoveled lions park. No idea about any others...I've started cooking for my winter hobby, doubt I will throw much at all.
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Old 11-17-2014, 02:54 PM
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sidewalk chalk rubbed along the edge of a disc also works really well for finding discs that have taken a dive into the snow.
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Old 11-17-2014, 02:56 PM
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For the uninitiated - what is the best length of ribbon, color, width, and attaching method?
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Old 11-17-2014, 03:23 PM
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Longer than the height of the snow cover you are playing in.

Check out the thread on the best tape for some really good tips.
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Old 11-17-2014, 03:25 PM
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Note: Acorn will be closed during daylight hours on weekdays starting next Monday until Christmas.
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Old 11-17-2014, 03:59 PM
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Plymouth Creek has been shoveled despite a horde of players getting to it before I could shovel it. It is good enough and hopefully will be maintained throughout the remainder of the winter. It is a good winter course and most people actually play several of the shorts, likely the only time of the year you will play these tees.
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Old 11-17-2014, 04:23 PM
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I'm gonna try to keep up with Lions Park this winter. Might use a couple of the shorts since longs can be difficult after we get substantial amount of snow.
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Old 11-17-2014, 04:48 PM
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im not shoveling this year. sorry everyone. im just not. calvary was half shoveled when i went out last time. heard sportsman stays in good conditions all winter. for us just north of the TC.

im spending all my time on singing, guitar, and songwriting. all much more enjoyable then hiking around in snow. i will play millstream ice bowl if i have someone to go with.

and update course conditions on here is a must!!
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Old 11-17-2014, 04:53 PM
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Hansen Park is being maintained all year long thanks to a couple locals. In the past, the City would even plow out a track through the park if the snow was deep.
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