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A thin layer of ice met the morning sun at Rolling Hills - Thanks to Chris Gee the pads were clear of ice and he used environmentally safe Ice Melt. Thanks! Chris (see note at very bottom on Ice Melt)

For a weather forecast indicating 100% chance of rain that will feel like 24 degrees - we got extremely lucky - no rain - temp was 36 and kept on climbing - well into the low 40's. A bit of ice on the pads and dirt first thing in the morning.

Not to muddy but a bit slippery in areas - wait till Spring when the top inch melts but the rest is frozen ;-)

Looked like someone took the quick route down fairway 15 or just had some fun. A few people mentioned testing Newton's Law of Gravity and at least one player has a few screws in the boot soles. Mine just seem to always be loose...

Welcome Dave Herron to Ypsi Dubs and Luke Holtzapple welcome back out for your first Ypsi Dubs Winter fun.

Well not as many photos this week as the GypsiCAM was on another assignment - the wife had it.

We still have the highlights and a few action shots for anyone interested in another episode of Ypsi Dubs Winter Reality Disc Golf. (Which version do you like best? YouTube 6:9 HQ or Local DGRUS 4:3 Video )

A fierce battle for the pre-round Ypsi Dubs etched growler trophy - Thanks Rob Schaffer for running the pre-round CTP. This week the growler trophy is from the Corner Brewery and as it's partner, a 500ml Ypsi Dubs Etched Flip Top bottle to aid in your environmental friendly tasting of local brewed goodness. I think most like the action close to registration to keep everyone involved in the fun. "Next week there may be something different" - says Chris Gee whose birthday just happens to be next Sunday.

Well on to the round highlights: The tiles paired Scott Ransley up with Josh Hawley and they managed to ignore the weather conditions enough to end up -10 and tied for first with Daemon Stahlin & Bob D. The playoff was over in one hole with Daemon & Bob winning top cash but both teams end up with the same points since there was no "out right winner" of the league round.

Not be be left out of the cold, hard cash - Rob Schaffer (sporting his new Ypsi Dub Hoody - so smooth and soft) and Brian Welch were two strokes off with a-8. Nice round guys. Sharp hoody Rob.

There were two CTPs this week - Hole 6 had a Ypsi Dub Disc up for grabs - donated by Daemon and Rob Shaffer took the Pro D Challenger - Nice Shot Rob - Thanks! Daemon

And with that good Karma and a great drive Damon won the CTP on hole 17.

Everyone else had a great day from what I heard and saw. I believe everyone is still making sure they have the right gear for the many different conditions we can encounter during a Ypsi Winter league.

The Ace pool reaches over the $200 mark and is now at $203 - that can burn a hole in your pocket better than any hand warmer ;-)

The Leader Board: Well the top two places were partners this week so although they increased their lead by
grabbing 18 points Bob D. held off Daemon for another week. GLane still solid in 3rd and nipping at their
heals. Also with an additional 18 points this week Scott Ransley moves from 26th to 16th place and Josh Hawley
take full advantage of those points with Josh jumping up from 18th to 9th and making the top 10 list -
Congrats. In the Top 10 - JD sneaks up the list from 7th to tied for 4th with Matt Schooley. Chris Gee who
was previously tied for 11th jumps into the top ten in sole command of 8th place. I slid on my @ss across
the ice and down from 4th to 6th but will tighten my lose screws and I will be back....for more points. We
missed Casey Cook this week who slips from 8th to tied for 9th with Josh. Also missing out on points Ben
Lengel & Smitty the angry lefty who were tied for 9th but slip to 11th - it pays to play

It was brought to my attention that although the inevitable snow has some extra challenges to include the
orange fence that seems to be a bit further into the corner of hole 16 this year, it also means that the park
will stay open later for the sledders on the toboggan hill and an opportunity for a Glow round if it was
started early - Something else to look forward too when the white stuff arrives in earnest.

If there were any questions about whether there will be Ypsi Dubs throughout the holidays - fear not Boys and
Girls. With the help of Schooley, Schaffer & GLane we will ensure no grinch will steal holiday league rounds. So put
some screws in your boots, bells on your reindeer and get a few ribbons ready for your favorite discs - cause
its going to get even funnier....

In the Ann Arbor Cooperative Point Series Bob Smart still holds on to that top slot as Daemon closes in at 2nd with a 39 point spread. Last
Wednesday was double points at Washtenaw Glow and so even though there were only 10 players, Scott White and Anslie Newman got 24 points for winning. That helps Scott secure 4th place just 12 points behind Mike Fortunato who crest the 200 point mark. Framo, GLane, Anslie, Foz, Ben Calhoun and JD round out the top ten in that order. Twelve players have crest the 100 point mark with three over 200. There are 84 players in the A2CoPS. That is 84 players currently eligible to play in the A2CoPS Final Event in March to crown the Winter Champ and have some fun. Oh don't spend all your Christmas Checks yet - Santa is dropping off a load of A2CoPS Discs while on his rounds - the Elves have been busy and your going to like their work.

======= ICE MELT ========

A reminder to those who like to help keep the tee Pads clear and ice free - besides Thanks! - please remember to NOT use "Rock Salt" - Use Ice Melt as it is better on our courses and our planet. Some are better than others but here are the best per Iowa State University:

Calcium Magnesium Acetate (CMA) is a relatively new salt-free melting agent made from dolomitic limestone and acetic acid. It causes little damage to concrete or plants and is used as an alternative to salts in environmentally sensitive areas.

Calcium chloride (CaCl2) is available in flake, pellet, or liquid form and often outperforms other deicing
products especially at lower temperatures. It produces an exothermic reaction, giving off heat as it melts. Calcium chloride also has a greater capacity to attract and retain moisture directly from its surroundings, which enables it to dissolve faster and start the melting process.


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