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Old 12-20-2012, 03:03 AM
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Field Ace Definition?

What needs to happen to hit a field ace? Is there a minimum distance requirement, is it a strokes vs par thing, or something completely different? Thanks!
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Old 12-20-2012, 03:06 AM
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I always assumed it was just a fairway drive, a 250'-300' shot that happens to go in. I'm probably wrong though.
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Old 12-20-2012, 03:31 AM
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Fairway aces don't exist. Long upshots that happen to land in the baskets do. I suppose in the case of a true Par 4 hole, you could call them eagles.
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Old 12-20-2012, 03:31 AM
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It's a Shot that goes in, from a distance and/or situation that could be, in itself, another hole
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Old 12-20-2012, 06:48 AM
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Yeah it's just a dumb term people use. If you make a really long shot from the fairway on a par 3 you messed up your drive to begin with. If you make a really long shot on a par 4 or par 5 congratulations you probably gained a stroke or more on the rest of your group.

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Old 12-20-2012, 09:01 AM
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Fairway aces don't exist. Long upshots that happen to land in the baskets do. I suppose in the case of a true Par 4 hole, you could call them eagles.
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It's a Shot that goes in, from a distance and/or situation that could be, in itself, another hole
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Yeah it's just a dumb term people use. If you make a really long shot from the fairway on a par 3 you messed up your drive to begin with. If you make a really long shot on a par 4 or par 5 congratulations you probably gained a stroke or more on the rest of your group.
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Old 12-20-2012, 09:12 AM
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The word "ace" signifies the number 1.

Call it whatever you like but unless there's a "1" on the scorecard, it's not an ace.
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Old 12-20-2012, 09:41 AM
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The word "ace" signifies the number 1.

Call it whatever you like but unless there's a "1" on the scorecard, it's not an ace.
Field Ace*

I use this term lots when talking with other DG people. Throwing one in from 150+ feels great and it easy way to not only show how excited you are. "Man the other day on #7 I hit a field ace from the last cedar tree on the left! It was sick!"

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Old 12-20-2012, 10:08 AM
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Every "field ace" i've ever gotten I've called a duece (or two). I've never ran around the course yelling "FIELD ACCCCCEEEEE!!!" I probably punched myself...then cry.
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Old 12-20-2012, 10:35 AM
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I've made a few more difficult long approach shots than the one shown by KC, and I've never attached the word "ace" to my score for that hole. My friends and I were too busy celebrating the great [OK---recovery] birdie.
Actually, I don't think I've ever heard "field ace" on the links.
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