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Worst possible scenario for me is just barely above freezing and rain. Yuck. I'd rather play a fun round with friends in snow with ribbons taped to our Discs on a short course wearing hip boots than endure the torture of thirties and rain.

A bunch of us were partying in G.R. one weekend last year near the end of February and found ourselves at Old Farm Park in about a foot of snow. Lots of sub-200' holes. Perfect for that sort of round. We had a blast!
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Old 01-11-2020, 01:52 PM
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Below 32 and I go to long pants. Also below 32 and it is about the wind, like Nick P states below. I would play down to zero or so with no wind, but I am not a fan of playing in deep snow. All the looking and trudging just saps the fun out of it for me.

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Worst possible scenario for me is just barely above freezing and rain. Yuck. I'd rather play a fun round with friends in snow with ribbons taped to our Discs on a short course wearing hip boots than endure the torture of thirties and rain.
Totally agree. Rain just plain sucks, and makes cold air chill you to the bone.

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Old 01-11-2020, 02:04 PM
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I also worry about cracking a disc I like on a frozen tree.

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My Gstar filled winter bag has yet to have a broken disc in 10 seasons of winter Michigan golf. And I've hit more frozen trees than I've missed.

It did take me several broken KC aviars before I finally wised up and switched those out for some softer putters come November
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Old 01-11-2020, 02:11 PM
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Below 32 and I go to long pants. Also below 32 and it is about the wind, like Nick P states below. I would play down to zero or so with no wind, but I am not a fan of playing in deep snow. All the looking and trudging just saps the fun out of it for me.
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Once it gets below 50 I change my bag out to my "winter discs".
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My Gstar filled winter bag has yet to have a broken disc in 10 seasons of winter Michigan golf. And I've hit more frozen trees than I've missed.

It did take me several broken KC aviars before I finally wised up and switched those out for some softer putters come November
I played in the 1998 or 1999 Chills at the Mills in 20 sunny degrees. A RHFH X-Clone drive of mine nailed a tree on Hudson Mills Original #14 and split in two.

I don't remember much else except that Javier Kowalski was on the card (because pros and ams were mixed together...that happened a lot in those days, even for the first rounds of the big MDGO tournaments. I got to play with a lot of good Michigan pros that way!). The weather did not seem to phase Javier, at all. That dude's Discs always looked like they were remotely controlled in the woods.

Edit...Huh, I'm looking at Jav's 1998-2000 tourneys and don't see that one. Maybe my memory failed me there.

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...or maybe Chills at the Mills was unsanctioned.
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From the one round I played in the 20s and some fresh snow, it felt nice to be the only set of human footprints out there. Wearing ski gloves between shots helped, but I think I'll throw with golf gloves or something next time instead of bare skin. Wore ski bibs and those were reasonable, if slightly restrictive. When I get my preferences dialed in, I expect 20F will be okay. Below that, even a whisper of a breeze is brutal.
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I played in the 1998 or 1999 Chills at the Mills in 20 sunny degrees. A RHFH X-Clone drive of mine nailed a tree on Hudson Mills Original #14 and split in two.
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That hole is way out of my forehand range, but I can definitely bend a backhand turnover beast right down that pipe. Such a sweet hole on a great course.

They finally updated those old mach 3s with some new Innova pro 28s a couple years ago. What a difference.

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