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Old 12-10-2013, 03:30 PM
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Maine in the winter

Starting to research which courses will be open the week of Christmas in the Lewiston area. Looks like Dragan Field in Auburn is open every day, even in 3-feet of snow, which is awesome. Looks like the Sabattus complex might be snowed out (disappointing but understandable).

Any other courses within an hour of the Lewiston>Portland corridor open the week of Christmas?
Any advice on which of those course(s) to play (or skip)?
Any events (random dubs, singles, things like that) planned that week?
Any advice on playing in single-digit temps and snow?

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Old 12-10-2013, 03:31 PM
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One must be a hearty soul to play during the winter in Maine.
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Old 12-10-2013, 03:54 PM
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Starting to research which courses will be open the week of Christmas in the Lewiston area. Looks like Dragan Field in Auburn is open every day, even in 3-feet of snow, which is awesome. Looks like the Sabattus complex might be snowed out (disappointing but understandable).

Any other courses within an hour of the Lewiston>Portland corridor open the week of Christmas?
Any advice on which of those course(s) to play (or skip)?
Any events (random dubs, singles, things like that) planned that week?
Any advice on playing in single-digit temps and snow?

Thanks -
I don't get out to Maine often, but I believe most courses are open year round. Bennet farm isn't bad and I've heard good things about Pleasant Hill.

Keep your head and feet warm. Wear layers to keep your core warm. Vests are great for keeping your body temp up without restricting arm movement too much. Stuff hand warmers in your pocket to keep your throwing hand warm between throws.

Keep your discs in your car overnight before you play. When warm discs land in snow, the snow starts to melt and leaves you with a nasty, slushy mess to clean off. Snow is very easy to knock off a cold disc.

You're going to use more stand-and-deliver shots than you're used to. This will take away some of your power. Use more understable discs to account for the lost power.

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One must be a hearty soul to play during the winter in Maine.
There are quite a few people who do it.
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Old 12-10-2013, 03:55 PM
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Dragan is good for winter. Two new courses nearby are Bittersweet Ridge an Devils Groove, both worth a visit. Ackers acres has two courses on site but is 20 min the other direction from Lewiston. For events check out MaineDiscGolfers.com
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Old 12-10-2013, 03:57 PM
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Sabattus is about the only one that specifically closes for the winter but Devils Groove is on the same street. If you ever really wanna do up maine golf right stay near Augusta for 4-5 days and you could likely hit 40 courses. Down south their are not as many, though a nice pocket near Lewiston.

And yes bogey we keep playing. Their have been 50-30 people a week showing for an in state winter team challenge competition.

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Old 12-10-2013, 04:00 PM
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Not sure about winter. When I lived there I only played in summer. But definitely check out whether porcupine ridge is open. Bes t course in Maine imo.

Pleasant hill used to be my local. I dont think it would be great in snow. I bet Bennet farm is actually better in the winter and dragan should be decent year round
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Old 12-10-2013, 04:15 PM
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Thanks guys. If I were to play a few courses in one day, is there one I should play last (meaning - is there one with a good bar nearby)?
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Dragan Field, as you've discovered, is open year-round. Not just open, but the course is groomed for winter play...tees shoveled, fairways plowed or compacted for easier walking (and fewer lost discs). A few other courses in the area make similar efforts, some are play it as it is.

Drop a PM if you know when you'll be hitting up Dragan, I'll join you for a round (assuming I'm not on the tractor doing the grooming).
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Thanks guys. If I were to play a few courses in one day, is there one I should play last (meaning - is there one with a good bar nearby)?
Nothing you wouldn't have to drive 10 minutes or so for but you could do Dragan and then Gritty's (in auburn near river) pretty easily and still be in the LA (Lewiston Auburn) area if that's where your staying.
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There are quite a few people who do it.
..you tend to find hearty souls in Maine.
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