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Old 02-28-2013, 03:02 PM
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Creating and Ace Pot

I'm starting a social league with some buddies and we want to include an Ace Pot. I'm thinking of other ways to build the pot rather than players putting in each round. I'm considering penalizing for lost disc, or per boogie ect. Anyone have any creative ways to build the pot?
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Old 02-28-2013, 04:43 PM
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Make it fair and simple. Just throw in a $1 when you have more than 3-4 people playing. First to hit an ace with a witness gets half of the pot. That way there is still some left in there for the next person!
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Old 02-28-2013, 06:36 PM
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One way perhaps is to make the DG equivalent of a swear jar. Every time a player commits an offending action (penalty stroke, bogey, putt hits the face mask, etc.) they have to put a quarter in the jar.

Note, if you do this, its quite obvious that the lesser skilled players will be contributing to the jar more often, so you may want to make participation in the jar game optional, or at least give the lesser skilled players easier conditions.
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Old 02-28-2013, 10:18 PM
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In our local group, it's a $1 per event (handicaps, doubles, etc.).
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Old 02-28-2013, 11:11 PM
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How about every time someone complains, they have to put a dollar into the pot. Aces get half the pot.
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Old 03-01-2013, 12:21 AM
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1 in the pot if you want to partake per round. Give the pot to whoever aces. If there is more then one ace split the pot between all. Set a Pot limit for example 300$ pot limit so nobody can win more then 300$ at a time. We have had pots over 450$ before during league play.
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Old 03-01-2013, 12:36 AM
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I'm starting a social league with some buddies and we want to include an Ace Pot. I'm thinking of other ways to build the pot rather than players putting in each round. I'm considering penalizing for lost disc, or per boogie ect. Anyone have any creative ways to build the pot?
Losing a disc is bad enough. Having to contribute to the Ace Pot because you lost a disc is adding insult to injury.

I like Scarpfish's idea, but he has a good point in that less skilled players could end up subsidizing the pot, without feeling like they have much of a chnace to cash in on it.

Maybe $/bogey, or so, but that could add up fast for some folks.

I just say let the people who want to participate.
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Old 03-01-2013, 01:06 AM
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We run two Ace Pots around here. One is a $1 weekly pot - you pay that week, you ace, you win/share the pot. The pot gets capped at $200; anything above that gets dumped into additional pots for future aces. The second is a Super Ace. Here, you have to pay $1 for every week that the pot is in existence, so if you come into it 5 weeks out, you have to pay $5 to get in. There is no limit on this pot. Last year someone hit it for $1400.
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Old 03-01-2013, 01:07 AM
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Maybe $/bogey, or so, but that could add up fast for some folks.
You could limit it to a certain amount.

What if you gave them the option of putting in $1 at the beginning of the round or taking a chance and charging $0.50/bogey ($1/double bogey, etc.) up to $2? Problem here would be if guys were good enough they almost always shoot bogey-free rounds and therefore would get in the Ace Pot for free. Maybe it'd be $0.50 minimum + $0.50/bogey?
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Old 03-01-2013, 09:22 AM
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Instead of penalizing the bad players, I would rather penalize the good players by having them pay per birdie or something.
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