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Old 09-13-2012, 08:11 AM
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Old 09-13-2012, 08:23 AM
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i don't think cubby has the same mindset when he is playing competitively, but i could be wrong.
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Old 09-13-2012, 08:31 AM
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I doubt he does.
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Old 09-13-2012, 08:37 AM
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i agree with what most people have said, most pros are playing holes for the 2 and not the 1. it's possible to play open and not have any aces, but i think realistically somebody who has played such a sheer amount of disc golf has had at least one shot that got away from them just enough to go in instead of coming up parked. just because somebody is a pro and is much more consistent than any of us doesn't mean that they still don't get lucky from time to time.
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Old 09-13-2012, 08:42 AM
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I would guess that the ratio of aces to holes played is lower for pros than ams. Pros use shot selection carefully to potentially set up the easy two where an am may go for it more aggressively, often resulting in a four or worse.

To answer the original question, of course. Pros are pros because of a complete all around game and consistently low scores. Ace count doesn't matter.
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Old 09-13-2012, 08:44 AM
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^ Am I the only one confused by this? I'd rather take a "1" than a "2" any day

Even if aces are few and far between, if I could choose between "Birdie/Eagle/Double Eagle" or "ace" I think we all know the logical choice.
It is not hard to confuse you. He says he would take a 2 on every hole over playing his normal scores and getting a single ace.
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Re: question in OP

yes.
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Old 09-13-2012, 09:01 AM
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Wouldn't Cubby's rating be much higher if he could resist emptying his bag on every hole?

I kid.

Play to it, not through it and aces are shots 3 feet too high are my favorite answers so far.

However, I think while it's possible, the likelihood that a pro has no aces is pretty low. I always feel as if it's my job to get it close to the basket, and at that point, in many cases, it's up to nature on whether or not it hits the basket or stays in.
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Looks to me that everyone pretty much agrees that aces don't matter. Look at Baseball--would you rather have a .200 hitter who hits 25 HRs a season in your line up or a .400 hitter who hits 3 home runs?

Besides, while it takes skill to get the distance and accuracy you need to get an ace (and it is skill that sets the pros apart), I would think we'd all agree that aces take a large amount of luck.
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I've always believed that an ace isn't really the perfect shot, it is a shot that was coming in hot that got lucky and hit the basket to be stopped. Most of the ace runs I've had blow by the basket and don't leave me much of a putt. The perfect shot for me would be a drive that skips right underneath the basket so I hit my head holing out.

Heck yea you could be a pro and not have any aces, but this scenario is incredibly unlikely. Once you get your skills to that level(970+ rated golf), aces come through sheer repetition.
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