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Old 10-26-2020, 02:26 PM
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LOL- This, um, frost is slick! I didnt use the Tees most of the time and still fell once.
Dude, welcome to the Four Seasons Frolfers Club (trademark pending )! I love rounds in weather like that. A light dusting makes the course really peaceful. A few tips for you and any other newbies traversing winter disc golf for the first time:

1. Don't use tee pads if they have snow on them. This is both for your own safety and for the benefit of others. All it takes is one goober to trounce all over the pads to turn them into an icy mess the next day. Either wait for a kind soul to shovel them off, or better yet bring a shovel with you and clear them as you play.
2. See tip #1.
3. See tip #1 and #2.

Oh, and keep your discs cold in your car trunk. This may seem counterintuitive, but warm discs turn icy after landing in the snow whereas the snow can be easily brushed off of cold discs.
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Old 10-26-2020, 02:34 PM
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I'll also add: try to keep the tracks to a minimum. Walk in single file as much as possible, and stick to already-trod-upon ground so that there's as much fresh snow as possible. Makes finding discs much easier, as you can find the "entry wound" in the unspoilt snow. All it takes for a really long search is to throw right near a bunch of trampled snow.

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Old 10-26-2020, 03:34 PM
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I think Ill take a pass. BUT! Id gladly watch a pro tourney in that.
Not a tourney, but a fun day in the snow!


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Old 10-26-2020, 04:39 PM
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One cool thing about winter golf is you seldom lose a disc in the water.

Notice I said seldom. I have lost a couple that were literally way too far out of reach on really thin ice. Im not jeopardizing my well being for a $20 piece of plastic.

I tried to talk my normal group into playing yesterday. I dont think the light snow discouraged anyone but the fact that it was about fourteen degrees at the time made everyone want to stay indoors.
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Old 10-26-2020, 04:55 PM
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One cool thing about winter golf is you seldom lose a disc in the water.
Well, not liquid water anyway.

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Old 10-26-2020, 05:22 PM
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I watched some of that tourney linked by apeitru and they said winter rules water was not OB! Mind blown. Side note, if we ever have a cold enough winter, need a long drive contest on the lake.
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Old 10-26-2020, 06:07 PM
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I'll also add: try to keep the tracks to a minimum. Walk in single file as much as possible, and stick to already-trod-upon ground so that there's as much fresh snow as possible. Makes finding discs much easier, as you can find the "entry wound" in the unspoilt snow. All it takes for a really long search is to throw right near a bunch of trampled snow.
I'm heading to the mountains this December and going to try and bag a few more courses. Can someone run down the procedures for taping ribbons to your discs: what types of ribbon or tape are best, what kind of tape to use to apply them, best plastic to use, apply to a warm or cold disc?
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Old 10-26-2020, 06:19 PM
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One cool thing about winter golf is you seldom lose a disc in the water.

Notice I said seldom. I have lost a couple that were literally way too far out of reach on really thin ice. Im not jeopardizing my well being for a $20 piece of plastic.

I tried to talk my normal group into playing yesterday. I dont think the light snow discouraged anyone but the fact that it was about fourteen degrees at the time made everyone want to stay indoors.
No Bugs
Little to no Poison Ivy
No snakes.
No one else on the course with you.

I will take snow over 40 deg rain every day of the week.

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Old 10-26-2020, 06:50 PM
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I really wish Global Warming was real. It gets colder and colder every year. Maybe they should of went with Global Cooling. That would have been a better spiel. lol
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No one else on the course with you.
We dont have the bugs, poison ivy, or snakes around here but the lack of crowds may be the absolute best thing about winter play.

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