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Old 04-24-2009, 02:41 PM
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Ace or no Ace?

If your drive skips off the ground and lands in the basket, is it an ace? And if so do you feel cheap for counting it or is it as good as an ace through the air?
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Old 04-24-2009, 02:43 PM
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That's an Ace.
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Old 04-24-2009, 02:54 PM
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Overkill on the ace threads.
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Old 04-24-2009, 03:11 PM
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That's an Ace.
Ok, that's an ace, but how do you feel about that? I've never done it, we were all just talking about it on the course this weekend, and all had differing opinions on whether we would count it or feel cheap about it.
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Old 04-24-2009, 03:12 PM
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This makes me think of a drive I threw yesterday on hole #2 at Pease Park. This hole skirts a creek and there is a mando tree on the left side to keep people from throwing drives down the hike and bike trail. Anyway, so there is some activity on the hike & bike trail, woman walking her dog, another smaller dog just hanging out, etc. The fairway is clear, I figure I'm good to throw. The hole is long and has enough trees that it's simply not an ace possibility - for me anyway.

Just as I throw, the little dog comes darting across the fairway as if he had previous ideas about taking a dip in the creek. He finds himself running directly behind my #1 favorite driver (star wraith) flying about 2 feet above the ground down the fairway. This grabs his attention. As the disc slows, the dog grabs the disc in his mouth and begins to run down the fairway. I tried yelling but this dog isn't interested in what I have to say.

By this time I figure that I've either got tooth holes in my disc or that the dog (who has now teamed up with another dog off the leash - it is a leash free zone) is going to take it into that nasty creek, lose interest and leave my disc at the bottom of the creek or maybe just keep running.

So the dog keeps running down the fairway, now, I am tongue & cheek rooting the dog on to run to the basket, do a little jump and drop the disc in there for me. Well, he ended up dropping the disc about 40' down the fairway. I got up to it and noticed that there were no teeth marks or damage of any kind. The dog's owner was sitting on a park bench, oblivious, near the #2 basket.

I ended up making a par on the hole. This brings me to my point. It don't matter how the disc ends up in the basket but if it does it's an ace - providing it's on your first throw from the box. I would have counted that ace like my only other ace which was about as clean as they get - point A to point B without hitting anything but chains.

Enough great shots ricochet off of baskets, chains, etc. that there is no shame for when the disc golf Gods have an assist. Aces off tree limbs, skips, thumbers or tomahawks of even from the mouths of dogs are aces.

Good Luck and get some more!
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Old 04-24-2009, 03:26 PM
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Here the big ace or no ace thread to read up on. Not the same scenario, but I'm sure it's talked about.

http://www.dgcoursereview.com/forums...ead.php?t=2744
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Old 04-24-2009, 03:38 PM
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That's an ace and no different from any other. I have one of those and I intentionally threw a skip shot. the hole (#18 at Bear Creek) lends itself perfectly to a skip shot.
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Old 04-24-2009, 03:38 PM
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This makes me think of a drive I threw yesterday on hole #2 at Pease Park. This hole skirts a creek and there is a mando tree on the left side to keep people from throwing drives down the hike and bike trail. Anyway, so there is some activity on the hike & bike trail, woman walking her dog, another smaller dog just hanging out, etc. The fairway is clear, I figure I'm good to throw. The hole is long and has enough trees that it's simply not an ace possibility - for me anyway.

Just as I throw, the little dog comes darting across the fairway as if he had previous ideas about taking a dip in the creek. He finds himself running directly behind my #1 favorite driver (star wraith) flying about 2 feet above the ground down the fairway. This grabs his attention. As the disc slows, the dog grabs the disc in his mouth and begins to run down the fairway. I tried yelling but this dog isn't interested in what I have to say.

By this time I figure that I've either got tooth holes in my disc or that the dog (who has now teamed up with another dog off the leash - it is a leash free zone) is going to take it into that nasty creek, lose interest and leave my disc at the bottom of the creek or maybe just keep running.

So the dog keeps running down the fairway, now, I am tongue & cheek rooting the dog on to run to the basket, do a little jump and drop the disc in there for me. Well, he ended up dropping the disc about 40' down the fairway. I got up to it and noticed that there were no teeth marks or damage of any kind. The dog's owner was sitting on a park bench, oblivious, near the #2 basket.

I ended up making a par on the hole. This brings me to my point. It don't matter how the disc ends up in the basket but if it does it's an ace - providing it's on your first throw from the box. I would have counted that ace like my only other ace which was about as clean as they get - point A to point B without hitting anything but chains.

Enough great shots ricochet off of baskets, chains, etc. that there is no shame for when the disc golf Gods have an assist. Aces off tree limbs, skips, thumbers or tomahawks of even from the mouths of dogs are aces.

Good Luck and get some more!
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Old 04-24-2009, 04:59 PM
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Ace, as long as its your first shot......its an ace! No matter if it hits a pile of poo, its an ace. Might smell later but you got 5 dollars from everyone so oh well! I have lots of skip aces(16 of 37) and they feel the same as "clean" aces in the air.
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Old 04-24-2009, 05:02 PM
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If you throw off the tee, and the disc bounces off the ground, a dog, or even someones head, that is an ace. Doesn't matter if the disc took the scenic route to the basket.
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