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Heard of it, play it regularly 48 32.65%
Heard of it, seldom or never play it 52 35.37%
Never heard of it 42 28.57%
I just want to whine about the poor construction of this poll 5 3.40%
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Old 06-26-2018, 11:52 PM
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Default 51 Club - A Poll

The other day a guy in my group hit the basket off the tee and I gave him a dollar. He's been playing DG since basically DG has existed and he had never heard of the 51 club. So that made me wonder, how popular is it?

51 Club is generally a custom where folks on your card/group will give you $5 for an ace and $1 for hitting metal. So if you hit the pole on one hole and get an ace on another, and have 3 witnesses abiding by the custom, you'd get $18 ($1x3 + $5x3).
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Old 06-26-2018, 11:58 PM
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Never heard of it. But I think it's cool and I think I'm going to carry this custom on with me.
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Old 06-27-2018, 12:13 AM
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Heard of $5 for an ace.

But the payout for metal hits is basically, "Damn! Helluva run man. I thought you were gonna splash chains."

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Old 06-27-2018, 12:32 AM
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Every Sunday for the past 5 years or so my weekend doubles group has been doing this. We used to just have an ace fund but it got to be rather unwieldy at one point and we started doing this instead... We only pay the first ace though. Its never actually happened yet but if someone were to get an ace in the same round it would just cancel out his debt. We like to gamble a little but not so that it actually hurts anybody, lol. Most ever owed in one round was $16. I was the odd man and decided to pay double. One kid hit an ace and his partner got a metal. Plus they had 4 skins(25cents a piece) and won the game for a $1. It stung a bit...
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Old 06-27-2018, 12:40 AM
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i've heard of the game (or policy?), but never referred to as 51 club. It never had a name, just something we did

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Old 06-27-2018, 12:57 AM
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I've had a home course in 3 different cities (Austin TX, Tampa FL and Huntsville AL) and most regulars in each place knew what it was. I'll throw someone a buck even if it isn't announced, before starting the round. They literally almost had an ace, they deserve a buck for putting on a show.

poll hits generally don't count. Basket cage, chastity belt or chain outs only.

if there's an ace pot, we don't play 51. there's already money coming for the ace.

each city just called it "51"

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Old 06-27-2018, 01:20 AM
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Zero interest in paying $$$ for bad metal hits and aces. I have never taken money for aces or metal hits but I have paid money on good aces. Good aces to me are a super tight tunnel or 300+ ft open hole, maybe a big elevation change up or down.

My home course has a couple holes that are 150-200 ft that get aced at times 3 times in leagues certain weeks. One hole I have aced 7x. No thanks, I don’t even celebrate that ace anymore, just put it down in my ace records

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Old 06-27-2018, 01:32 AM
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Pretty common in league play. Heard of it, play it occasionally. Which is kind of a whine about the poll, but I did not vote that way.
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Old 06-27-2018, 07:50 AM
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Heard of it, don't participate.
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Old 06-27-2018, 07:53 AM
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We used to play that but only if agreed before the round started.
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