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Old 11-02-2017, 09:46 PM
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My 10 year old son and I started playing disc golf about 2 months ago. Two weeks ago our home course was basically destroyed by a tornado so we had to find a new home course about 30 minutes away. At our new home course they have a "novice/kids" course (in addition to their standard 18 holes) that is 9 holes long with the length of holes ranging from about 70 feet up to 160 feet or so.

As we played the holes so my son could get some practice on some shorter holes more geared to his size and throwing strength right now, I made a "hole in one" on a 96 foot hole (see picture of hole below).

I'm just wondering what length a hole has to be for you to consider the throw to be a legitimate hole in one?

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Old 11-02-2017, 09:59 PM
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Length means nothing. Is there an official tee? A target? Did you throw it from the tee to the target in one throw? It's a hole in one. There's no such thing as a minimum length. If it's a hole that's part of a course, it's length shouldn't matter.

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Old 11-02-2017, 10:06 PM
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Length means nothing. Is there an official tee? A target? Did you throw it from the tee to the target in one throw? It's a hole in one. There's no such thing as a minimum length. If it's a hole that's part of a course, it's length shouldn't matter.
THANK YOU!!! Yes, official tee. Yes, a target. Yes, from tee to target in one throw (with a 174g Pure Opto). SWEET!!!

I asked my son to sign my disc as a witness so I'm glad that I did...he was pretty stoked that I asked him to sign it!!!

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Old 11-02-2017, 10:57 PM
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Aces don't mean much to anyone but the thrower, so it's up to the thrower to decide what matters enough to "count".

Myself, I'd get a bit of a thrill throwing in one on a 96' hole, if it's as tight as the picture shows, too. Claim it. The Ace Police won't show up later to audit your records, either.

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Old 11-02-2017, 11:16 PM
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The best part of your story is the experience you got to share with your son. I bet he was super excited and that is what disc golf is really about!

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Old 11-02-2017, 11:20 PM
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The best part of your story is the experience you got to share with your son. I bet he was super excited and that is what disc golf is really about!
You better believe it!!!

He's tried so many sports: basketball, baseball, soccer, lacrosse, etc. and has never found one he liked (he's more of the book reading, Minecraft, electronics, intellectual type) until now!

And the best thing about it...I don't have to be a dad spectator on the sidelines cheering him on. I actually get to be right by his side cheering him on and spending quality time with him!

So thankful we found this sport together!!!

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The Ace Police won't show up later to audit your records, either.
You mean the guy who made me take that 90 footer off my Ace list wasn't on the up and up? I knew that damned badge looked like a fake.

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The best part of your story is the experience you got to share with your son. I bet he was super excited and that is what disc golf is really about!
My favorite Ace is the one I hit playing with my son. Can't wait to see him hit one.

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You better believe it!!!

He's tried so many sports: basketball, baseball, soccer, lacrosse, etc. and has never found one he liked (he's more of the book reading, Minecraft, electronics, intellectual type) until now!

And the best thing about it...I don't have to be a dad spectator on the sidelines cheering him on. I actually get to be right by his side cheering him on and spending quality time with him!

So thankful we found this sport together!!!

TripleB
Sounds like my kid. He also discovered his sport, but it wasn't disc golf, sigh. Congrats, not for the ace, but for the moment with your son. That counts double!

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Pretty sure in the 2018 PDGA rules they set a minimum of 97’ for it to count as an ace, so glad you got it this year!!!

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