This is one of those questions I’ve wanted to see answered for a long time.
I’ve heard some incredible stories about these things, too. Tournaments can be pretty intense, especially when players are quoting rule books.
We’ll get to that in a moment, though.
We wanted to know if you were a fair-weather golfer or if you played in pretty much any sort of weather that Mother Nature threw at you.
The results didn’t fully shock me, considering it seems to match up with many disc golfers I know.
I might only like certain weather situations, but many others seem to see it differently!
A total of 72 players voted in this week’s poll and of that group, 50 percent (36 votes) chose that they play in any weather.
That was followed by “A drizzle is fine, but not a rainstorm,” which drew 25 percent (18 votes) and was followed by “That’s what they make umbrellas and rain gear for!” (10 percent/7 votes).
“Sunshine only for me” was fourth with four votes (6 percent) and “Cold or heat is fine, but nothing else” rounded out the top-5 with three votes (4 percent).
Lee Fouste seems to have a perfect world:
Winter golf is great here in Oregon…it usually doesn’t snow and the courses are free of crowds!
We had a mile winter in New York as well and I had the chance to play some cold-weather disc golf without the crowds or snow and it was, indeed, excellent!
Sometimes you drive to a tournament and it ends up beeing rained out – what do you do then, just don’t play??? And how would you train for a rained out tournament if not in the rain?
All competitiveness aside, playing in the rain is fun!
If I go to a tournament and it’s raining, such is life. You have to play or lose your entry fee. But if I have my druthers and it’s a casual round, I’m not going to play in most bad weather. It doesn’t hold the fun factor for me and if I’m not having fun, it’s not worth doing.
Kevin King notes:
Being a Canadian disc golfer, you just learn how to play in the cold/snow. Where I live in particular, the rain and snow aren’t the biggest problems – its the crazy wind. Playing in 50 km/h winds (30 mph) is routine. I’ll take the rain and snow before the insane wind any day.
I’ve never played in super-crazy winds, but I’ve seen videos. I can imagine it’s tough to deal with!
I live in Fla. for a reason. (Certainly not the politics!) Fair weather all the way. I work on getting a grip on life in general, why worry about getting a grip on plastic. Bring on the sun, heat and humidity!
Sounds reasonable, but if there’s humidity, I like to sit somewhere with AC blasting!
SteveHH makes a good point:
I’ll play in any weather but prefer dry. heavy winds are the worst for me. But getting to play as often as possible is what it’s all about!
Agreed that playing as often is possible is a good thing!
GR Mendoza said:
Played in some rain, heat, cold and crazy wind. Had fun in all of it!
Would be cool to play in snow…
Cool as in cold? Yes. Cool as in fun… all depends, in my mind. I’ve played in light snow and it is pretty interesting. But having to trudge through deeper snow? No thanks!
Thanks to everyone who commented this week! It was fun to read what people thought about weather!
Before we get to this week’s poll, we like to give something random away to those who comment on the weekly poll. This week’s Randomizer selection is Kevin King. Send me an address as well so I can get something from the prize box out to you!
Now for this week’s poll.
The answer is yes or no, but I hope you’ll expand in the comments section. After all, you could win a prize!
We want to know — have you ever called someone out during a tournament for a rules or courtesy violation? The poll says yes or no.
The comment section… well, that’s totally different. Share the story. What was the situation? How did others react?
So give a vote and a comment.
Vote away and make sure to comment as we’ll, as always, give something away to a random commenter. You can’t win if you don’t comment here. (In other words, comments on Facebook or other places where this poll might be linked won’t count… it has to be here).
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