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Temps under 40F 178 68.46%
Temps under freezing 146 56.15%
Temps under 20F 123 47.31%
High wind and temp under freezing 110 42.31%
Minimal snow (disc unlikely to bury in most places) 159 61.15%
Heavy to drifting snow (disc will bury in many places) 114 43.85%
Ice - (slick frozen ground and/or icy tee pads) 116 44.62%
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Old 02-01-2013, 04:53 PM
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I don't have any weather limits.
It really depends on how I feel that particular day.
I've played on days so cold I couldn't feel my hands and had no control of my throws. I wanted to quit, but wouldn't let myself be a quitter.
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Old 02-01-2013, 04:55 PM
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I can't bring myself to play below freezing. I also wouldn't play in more than 1-2" of snow. I found out just how well snow can hide a disc while practice putting in 5" of it... no thanks. I don't want to lose a disc in that and I'm too lazy to attach ribbons to my discs.




try putting blue pool chalk on your disc, you should be able to see where it goes into the snow
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Old 02-01-2013, 04:55 PM
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Although I picked high wind, temp below freezing, the temps gotta be well below freezing. I played yesterdat with a NOAA High Wind Warning and the temp was in the 20s. Winds gusting over 40, steady wind 20+. Windchill had to be hovering in the single digits to perhaps negatives. And its supposed to be breezy this weekend with temps low 20s.

That I've actually tracked, I've played 27 with windchills minus 10-15.

Just gotta dress right. I must be part polar bear, or perhaps Inuit.

Rarely does anyone believe me, but its fact, I'd rather be out in the frigid temps over 90 with high humidity.
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Old 02-01-2013, 05:21 PM
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Played in a C-Tier two weeks ago where we had sustained winds in the 40s and gusts in the 60s. It was 29 degrees Fahrenheit when we started. It warmed up to a balmy 40 for the afternoon round. I had a blast, and so did over 70 other golfers.

As long as I make sure to prepare and dress appropriately, I'll play in anything. I have even played with snowshoes on before. All good times.
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Old 02-01-2013, 06:24 PM
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try putting blue pool chalk on your disc, you should be able to see where it goes into the snow
That's interesting, I might give that a shot. Fortunately, it is not very often that we have to deal with heavy snow accumulation for long periods of time.
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Old 02-01-2013, 06:37 PM
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The ribbons work pretty well in shallow snow. You still gotta pay close attention though, especially in the course has had lots of foot traffic.
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Old 02-01-2013, 07:21 PM
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I like to take some time off in the winter to do some conditioning so I typically only go out a few times a month on choice days. 20 degrees, low wind, and decent course conditions (not glare ice everywhere) are all pluses in my mind, but I've played in sub zero temps with howling winds a few times. It's considerably less enjoyable though and my game suffers.
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Old 02-01-2013, 07:22 PM
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Pretty much the only condition I can't stand is WIND. Effing HATE wind more than anything. Now if it's super cold (20's and teens), probably not gonna play a casual round but would definitely play a tournament or other organized event.
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Old 02-01-2013, 07:55 PM
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The ribbons work pretty well in shallow snow. You still gotta pay close attention though, especially in the course has had lots of foot traffic.
I actually prefer to play courses with a lot of foot traffic, because it really helps to tamp down the snow and makes your disc easier to find in the snow.

Acorn Park in Roseville, MN is a course that I only play a few times in the summer, but play a LOT in the winter for this reason.

I played my little home course in Horicon, WI with ribbon a few times this year with no problems. I sort of had to imagine where the tee pads were on each hole (buried), but never lost a disc.
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Old 02-01-2013, 08:30 PM
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Pretty much the only condition I can't stand is WIND. Effing HATE wind more than anything. Now if it's super cold (20's and teens), probably not gonna play a casual round but would definitely play a tournament or other organized event.
I'm with ya - I don't like wind period.
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