Most of our readers are well aware of the winter conditions we experience here in Michigan. And you’re likely also aware that we don’t let those conditions stop us from playing disc golf year round. We’ve discussed the discs, plastics, etc to deal with in the winter but we haven’t specifically discussed the gear we recommend, and there’s a lot of it.
Winter Disc Golf – Benefits and Goals
I love playing disc golf in the winter. Primarily because we rarely encounter more than one or two other groups and the course is customarily quiet. That does bring up the question though, why are there no other disc golfers on the course? Yeah, I get it. Cold. Discs don’t fly as far. Wind. Snow. Cold. Well, I believe winter disc golf has many benefits that outweigh the discomfort of the cold. Over the past couple months we’ve written about various aspects of winter disc golf, and this post will focus on benefits and managing your goals while throwing in the cold. If you’re already a year-round disc golfer then…
Friction Gloves Review
I’m sure you are aware that we play year round no matter the temperature but you probably didn’t know that both Chris and I don’t wear a glove on our playing hand. Zero degrees outside? No glove. Super high winds? No glove. A foot of snow or driving rain? No glove. We have always preferred to use our bare hand. After all it’s the only thing that comes in contact with the disc we wish to propel and we can deal with cold hands for a while. If only there were a viable solution…
Winter Disc Golf – Discs and Plastic
Does this sound familiar? You pull out your cold hard Elite Z Nuke, still beaded with drops of melted snow from the last hole. You wipe it over with your towel only to realize that the towel is also completely saturated and your Nuke is still wet. You decide to throw anyway but immediately regret your decision as the extra firm plastic rim rips at your fingertips. Then you watch it hyzer out hard and drop far earlier than expected. That’s winter disc golf for you. We recently discussed how to adjust your putting for the cold and a few ways to help mitigate the loss of distance due to…
Winter Disc Golf – Putting
Next up in our series on disc golfing in the winter is putting. Just how much does the cold weather affect these short shots?
Just Throw – Episode 5 – Cold
It’s cold! Listen to episode 5 with a warm drink. Episode Theme: Cold Episode Length: 01:06:13 Download Subscribe on iTunes
Winter Disc Golf – Distance
It’s cold in Michigan, 24 degrees as I write this article. Yet Rodney and I still find ourselves out on the course and putting in our yards. Crazy? Maybe. Die hard disc golfers? Yes. We’ve had a few readers recently ask us questions about disc golfing in the winter so we decided to write a short series of articles about disc golfing in the cold.