A friend and I run a weekly doubles series for charity called Winter Warriors. All money raised goes to the Food Bank of the Rockies. It's a great cause and we have such an awesomely giving disc golf community here in Colorado! It's a 13 week series that runs every Saturday morning on a different front range Colorado course each week. Living up to it's name, we play no matter the weather (cold, snow, sleet, wind...we follow the Ice Bowl motto of "No WImps - No Whiners"). To make things more fun we have double birdies (both partners can putt out for -2 on a hole) and unique holes like putter only, forehand only, driver only, off hand, worst shot, mini hole, etc... The players' scores are added up over the course of the 13 weeks and each players top 6 scores are considered towards determining the top 10 (who receive trophies). There's also a trophy for all players who make every week. For more info, check out www.mhdgc.org
(it's pretty cool!).
As my friend and I do check-in up until the players' meeting, we rarely get an opportunity to get throws in for warm-up (which we're totally OK with and understand it comes with the territory when running an event). Often, our first throws of the day are on our first hole of the round and the temps are quite low (typically below freezing) so we're figuratively and literally cold. The focus each week is definitely raising money for charity and having fun..and it's a bonus if by chance I happen to play well. That being said, I'm a competitive guy and certainly prefer to play my best. And, I would like to be a productive teammate for my partner...as it's best disc doubles. Typically, it's not until 4-5 holes into the round that I get my timing and feel warmed up.
Does anybody have any tips, strategies, advice to play well with little to no warm-up (while freezing)? Please keep in mind there's little/no time for us to get throws in during check-in as we typically have 50-100 players check-in the morning of the event. Thanks!
Putting is overrated.