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Great advice. I never would have thought about a shovel...at least, not the first time out.
Wouldn't you know that my go-to disc from the box is a mostly white tye dye.
Any tips for keeping your grip and not shredding your hand? Fight through it?
We get a pretty long winter here and I didn't get to golf enough during the warmer season.
Yep, play year round here in Michigan, as do lots of others. Layered clothing, hand muff with multiple handwarmers and a towel inide, yak trax on the boots, or 1/4" window screws for traction(not required, but do help). Streamers on discs I think are a false sence of security, and I have seen a lot of them fall off then the person is lost. I only throw neon or very bright colored discs because usually you can see them through the snow. I personally love the Discraft ESP pink and green they look like they are glowing in snow. I try to avoid playing when the snow is all new and fluffy like when it snows 8 or more inches in a day. If you wait till the next day or so the snow will usually get that crunchy layer on the top or a few inches underneath the top, this is usually enough to keep the discs from sinking out of sight. Most of the time I can find my discs just as easily as I do the rest of the year, minus the few that submarine and end up 20 feet from where you find the slit in the snow. When playing in the snow just pay attention to where the disc was going and you should be ok. Play it safe when throwing over hills. The time you loose one will be the time you didn't, or couldn't watch it all the way, and didn't see that huge skip it took to the right or left off the top of the snow. Footprints can be your worst enemy, sometimes you will walk over a disc and not even know it. Be attentive and you should be fine.