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Old 06-08-2012, 11:55 PM
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It's a simple question. Should every par 3 be legitimately aceable? I'm not saying that it's merely possible but probable that it will happen.

I'm bringing this up because of a hole I've changed in my backyard course. It's now 310' long and uphill 17'. There's a vertical gap at 130'-160' that's goes from about 6' off the ground to 30' so you have to keep the shot low. The basket is also protected by three trees that sit around it about 5' out each & a well house 30' short that makes it impossible to go straight in to the basket.

The only possibly way to ace the hole is to land right of the well house and skip it in. It's theoretically possible to hit it on the fly but you'd have to throw a perfect shot that scrapes the bottom of tree branches and perfectly fades past the well and the first guardian tree.

So yeah you can ace that hole, but it would have to be the most insanely perfect shot or luck. However it's still a very birdieable hole by just throwing at the well house and letting the disc fade past it for a 20' putt that gives you a clear shot through two of the trees. So it's a fair hole that you can birdie but probably not ace and I'm sure there are more holes out there in that same position.
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Old 06-09-2012, 12:04 AM
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I think there should at least be the 'possibility of an ace, even if it takes a bit of luck. By what i just said you hole seems just fine the way it is now. there are plenty of par 3's here and all are 'possibly' aceable but it would take the perfect line and a bit of luck.

I think it makes it more interesting plus if you DO get that lucky ace, its that much more of an awesome ace to have.

Sheesh with that 800ft roller ace hit awhile ago in the tourney i dont think there many holes that aren' aceable with the right line and luck.
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Old 06-09-2012, 12:07 AM
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How about the wide-open 600-footer? Sure, it can be aced (*love* to see that one!) but it's not very bladdy fackin likely. Deuce is more probable but still a product of one great drive and a field ace. More likely is a three, which if internet distance is a clue, half the people on this forum could get in their sleep.
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Old 06-09-2012, 12:08 AM
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It's more the vertical gap that creates the challenge for the ace than anything. You have to skirt the bottom of the tree limbs to get it up high enough because you're going uphill; and most of the up starts where the vertical starts so you're going like 15' up over 180'. Even if there were no trees or well it would still be ridiculously hard to ace. The guardians just make it that much more impossible.
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Old 06-09-2012, 12:09 AM
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I think they should all have some way to get your disc at least close to the basket (for the intended skill level) even if it takes a thread the needle kind of shot.
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Old 06-09-2012, 12:12 AM
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Eh, i've seen some very difficult par 3's, but I do think every one can possibly be aced
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Old 06-09-2012, 12:15 AM
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I can think of certain par 3 doglegs that are probably impossible to ace just because the canopy isn't tall enough for you to get enough distance after the turn.
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As discussed on another thread, there are all kinds of legit 2-shot par 3s out there that probably average 3.2-3.4 for some skill level.
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I can think of certain par 3 doglegs that are probably impossible to ace just because the canopy isn't tall enough for you to get enough distance after the turn.
I don't think all par 3's should be aceable, but they should all be birdie-able. I can also think of certain dogleg right holes that are nearly impossible to birdie (one at whispering falls is a legitimate horseshoe)
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I don't think they should. If aceability were a requirement then you would start seeing lots of problems like extremely easy par 4's. And using the same logic (par-2) a par 4 should be deucable and then that just continues for higher parred holes.
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