Chris Booker  › Capital City Renegades   January 21, 2014 at 2:50am

CCR guys and gals. I have a serious question about playing golf in the snow, which i have never done. I wanna get out there and play some winter tourneys but dont know how to prepare. What kinda gear do you guys use? Snow pants? Huge Coats? Gators? Snow boots or water proof hiking boots?

Matt Rinker   January 20, 2014 at 5:11pm

Warm thin layers, waterproof boots, I like thinner snow pants or something similar. Under Armour is awesome in the winter. Smart Wool socks. Colored Discs.

Chris Booker   January 20, 2014 at 5:33pm

thanks, any pro shopping spots i can start the hunt for some warmer gear?

Larry Dalimonte   January 20, 2014 at 7:01pm

Best place in town I go to is Playmakers in Okemos, but unfortunately their winter sale just ended today. You could also find stuff at places like Dick's sporting, or even a place like Dunham's might have some of what you need. Get a baselayer polyester underwear, something thin and close ... more

Chris Booker   January 20, 2014 at 8:05pm

i tried in a pair of work boots, snow pants and a huge coat/hoodie combo and Froze to death in less then an hour in 26 degree temps..

Larry Dalimonte   January 20, 2014 at 10:45pm

Yea the problem with hoodies and big coats is they don't stay close to your skin so cold air gets let in and any heat you generate is overpowered by all the invading cold. The layering system is less bulky and much more effective. In my full winter gear I can be fairly comfortable outside arou ... more

Justin Abram   January 21, 2014 at 8:13am

Larry's right on the money. Layers! I've geared up my upper body gear this winter - the Target equivalent of the Under Armor stuff has been good to me so far.

Greg Walker   January 23, 2014 at 6:47pm

When I played I wore water proof sockes two par of socks. A must have is heavy mittens & hand warmers & I'm thin so long johns sweats or jeans then thin snow pants then like Matt said layers on top so you can throw. you can even get foot warmers too. no winter boots to heavy & you w ... more

Harold Fernando   January 23, 2014 at 8:33pm

Or you could wait until the weather is more conducive to playing disc golf. Take up snowboarding in the winter months.

Chris Booker   January 23, 2014 at 8:59pm

Dicks has Nike ProCombat Hyperwarm on sale.. GOOD? Would my Merrell Moab WP work if i have good Smart socks? Harold, Snowboarding would cost me alot more startup cost then discgolf.. Im going stir crazy.

Larry Dalimonte   January 24, 2014 at 9:54pm

The Nike stuff should be fine just as long as its synthetic and no cotton. I googled those merrell's and most of my results came back as a shoe. Even if it is a gore tex shoe I wouldn't recommend using them. Especially with the snow this deep you need something with better coverage and sup ... more

Chris Booker   January 24, 2014 at 10:02pm

yeah, they are a hiking shoe. Ill look at those boots.. What would be considered heavy?

Larry Dalimonte   January 24, 2014 at 11:31pm

I think your average pair of boots is going to be about 2.5 lbs. I think the height of the boot is also going to factor in towards how agile you can move in them as well.

Chris Booker   January 25, 2014 at 9:47am

ill go try those you linked on.. They are in stock..

Mike Spagneto   January 25, 2014 at 5:38pm

practice putting with all the layers on too. its night and day for me