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Old 12-01-2018, 08:52 PM
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So then, I'll simply NOT use the pad, and just throw from the side of it, or in front on it.
IDK, you get the same iced footprints just to the side of the pad, perhaps a little slower than on a concrete pad. Our local winter-only course usually turns into complete ice. The tee (which are all natural, no concrete for us here), the fairway, the parking lot, the circle, the golf greens we aren't supposed to walk on, everything.

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Old 12-01-2018, 10:27 PM
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I guess I don't mind having to shovel off tee pads, but it gets frustrating when you're the only one doing it. Winter disc golf is hard work, and at 65 I sometimes don't have the energy to both shovel snow and play a round. It would be nice if some of the younger players would pitch in, but so far the only help I've gotten was from Mountain Man, and he's an old fart like me. It takes a community effort to keep pads clean up here because we get so much snow, and younger, more able bodied players need to step up, which they haven't done up to now.
James and I shoveled them a couple of times late in the winter golf season last year. We were out there after that ridiculous April Blizzard and also attempted to use a hammer to deal with the issue that Mountain Man is describing (it doesn't work well on gravel teepads)...

But that was after you'd done a most of work for the first months of winter. Thanks for making the winter golf much more possible.

More people might help if more people our direction played winter golf (or played disc at all these days, yeesh).

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Old 12-03-2018, 06:21 AM
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On the other hand, here's a shout out to younger players who help older players who can't climb a tree or bounce down into that 10 foot ravine for a disc. They probably do it to speed up play but I still appreciate thoughtful youngins.
I do it because I can climb, and because I know the struggles of loosing a disc. I'm also the guy who goes pond diving, though it depends on the weather and where in the pond it is. I actually injured my throwing elbow shoveling snow, so I think I should get a pass, but if I get a chance to play after a snowfall, I'll clear any teepads I can, provided I remember to bring a shovel.

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Old 12-03-2018, 06:38 AM
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Must be tough having to remember course etiquette when snow is present. Poor bastards 😎
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Old 12-03-2018, 08:42 AM
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Our biggest problem is that it almost never gets above freezing after mid December, so any ice left on the pads becomes semi permanent. Then it's ice choppers or salt, both of which cause damage, especially on our brand new pads. A little bit of effort right after a storm will alleviate so many problems down the road.

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Old 12-03-2018, 08:47 AM
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No one just works on standstill form?
I throw mainly stand and deliver, especially in the winter. Icy pads do not make it any easier :-)

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Old 12-03-2018, 11:21 AM
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Clear the pads if you can please, it's a disc golf pad not a skating rink.
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Old 12-03-2018, 11:51 AM
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the people who need to see this usually are the ones not on FB local dg community pages or dgcr

might even be the same ones who vandalize the baskets with their ace ink or create disc charger benches im not sure

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Old 12-03-2018, 01:50 PM
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Must be tough having to remember course etiquette when snow is present. Poor bastards 😎
I know. I was born in Florida. I have no idea what they are talking about.
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Old 12-03-2018, 02:13 PM
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I know. I was born in Florida. I have no idea what they are talking about.
Good news: You don't have to deal with snow

Bad news: You're in Florida

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