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So, how many of you out there really play during the winter? In years past, I would play the occasional round as long as the sun was out, the temp was around 30 to 40 degrees, and the snow was no more than 2" deep. With this criteria I would get in maybe 3 or 4 rounds the entire winter season. 
Well, last winter and this winter I have expanded my criteria to the following: no snow more than a foot deep, no ice rink courses (currently Golden Rod is nothing but icy fairways), can tolerate down to 0 degrees, no blizzards or rain, and no penguins. 
I've played a little more than half a dozen rounds just in this Month of January. I'm definately hooked on winter golf. Top that ball golfers!
    My son played is first round of winter golf last winter at Bandemer,the 9-hole course in Ann Arbor on the north side. Thankfully, there was only a good dusting of snow on the ground, but he loved it! Earlier this month, Conor and I took out a friend, Eric, to Goldenrod (an 18 hole course) in Davison. We only had time for 9 holes, but we all had a lot of fun. It was a partly sunny day with the temp being around 38 degrees. There was betwen 1 and 3 inches of snow on the ground. All in all, conditions were perfect for a quick round. But, I digress. Conor had a blast playing his second round of winter golf. For Eric, this was his very first round of winter golf and only his second time on a course. He had a great time and said that he would do it again. He is even thinking of having a go at one of this year's Ice Bowl tourneys.
    So, honestly, how many of you enjoy winter golf and why? And if you have reservations about playing during the winter, and especially in the snow, why? I am very curious about what all of you out there have to say.

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come up here then, we're having another one of our "mild" winters so far.
Hey...I've got a couple extra I could send you so that you can get out. Where would you like them sent? Leave a comment on my page.
I've played 38 rounds this year so far. Come play Bandemer wednesdays at 7pm bring your glow discs and led lights. No amount of snow cancels league.
LOL...nice plug Ben! Hey, if I lived closer to Ann Arbor, I would play glow rounds out at Bandemer. I hear so much about it. Not to mention that Bandemer is a really nice little coarse.
We play no matter what the weather or temp. Snow is no big deal, low temps no big deal. As long as I am bundled for the weather, snow pants, few layers on top. Winter, hiking boots nothing has been stopping me from getting in 3 to 4 rounds per week.
Actually today we met up at 7:30 and Teed of at 8:00 when we met up the sun wasn't even up yet, and the temp was only 2 degrees negetive with the windchill. But it warmed up about 9 holes in to our round. And now we got 36 holes planned out for tomorrow.
More power to you, but if it gets below 50 degrees out here in Nor Cal. forget it! Rule of thumb.. If I can't play in shorts, I can't play! Jeez, even at 50 degrees. The plastic is stiff, you can't really feel the disc, and my fingers hurt like heck when I get a good snap. So I'll pass on REAL winter DG..
I'm from MN and this is the first winter I started playing winter disc golf. I never really thought of playing in the snow but it seems to work just fine. There are 9 different leagues every week here in MN and 4 tournaments in January. We go with the no wimps no whiners policy, as long as you dress for the weather its fine!
I enjoy it. Living in Anchorage, AK you kinda have to. We get 7 months of winter like conditions so it's either play or go into hibernation. Another thing we deal with it the daylight, or lack thereof. On December 21 (the shortest day of the year) we only get about 4.5 hours of daylight. One of my favorite things about throwing during winter is that it filters out who's playing. There are days where its overcast, the temperature is in single digits and the wind is blowing. I'll pass those days. It was really nice today. It started off really foggy but once it lifted and the temperature rose to the mid 20's it was MONEY!


Keep those discs in the air!!!
Playing in the cold, on the snow and ice is awesome. WHY? Here are my top 5 reasons.

Reason 1: I find it useful because you have to work on your form so much more because you cant use as much power.

Reason 2:When your at those tournaments this summer when its not so nice out (seems like most weekends lol) think of all the crap conditions you played in this winter and it wont seem so bad.

Reason 3: Im addicted to Discin' gotta get out and huk some plastic!

Reason 4: 99% less picknickers, dog walkers, etc. enough said!

Reason 5: No rust to shake off before the first big spring tournament. All most everyone else has spent all this time watching football and hockey, hmmm maybe this year i will place in the money more than once (but i doubt it lol)

GO hit some Brrrrrrrdies! you wont be disappointed
Im also from michigan, so i can see what your talking about. yea its cold and snowy, but theres usually no one else out there so its kind of peaceful. I shoot a round a week in the winter months. During this time i work on my throws. i try new things and usually by spring time im a couple shots better. plus i find it easier to find the discs, no leaves and can usually see where the disc landed. keep up the practice and good luck to ya come spring.
I play in all conditions, but the one thing that I really don't like is playing on ice. For about two weeks, our courses were one huge sheet of ice. Frozen puddles the size of houses ten inches deep, with thinner ice everywhere else. Throwing anything mildly overstable results in some wild and impressive skips. Not only did I manage to chuck an expensive and rare disc in the river, but I was also falling on my a** more than I'd like to admit. Got some YakTracks, which helped some, but my rotation on my throws was all over the place. Good thing that we have only had about a month of real winter here.
I hate playing in the cold, but I love the game too much to go more than two weeks without playing.

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