According to the calendar on the website, the Ace Race events for the year have come to an end.
For those who don’t participate in these events, its where you use two Discraft prototype discs on a shortened course in an attempt to score as many aces as possible.
I’ve heard some fantastic ace stories. I know a person who has aced every single hole at one course (don’t worry, we’ll be doing a story on this in the future) and I’ve heard about people getting aces on holes beyond 400 feet!
But we’ll get back to this week’s pole in a little bit.
First, let’s check back to last week when we asked you about putting in a high-pressure situation. We gave you the spot and you had to decide whether or not you made the putt.
Sounds like most of you guys are pretty good putters!
Of the 61 who voted, 64 percent (39 votes) said you’d make the putt. The other 36 percent (22 votes) said no.
Let’s see what a few of you had to say about it.
Not only do I miss that putt, I probably “air ball” it as well.
I think I’d actually do the same.
Kevin King says:
I have this remarkable ability to putt in wind. Lethbridge, AB is probably the windiest place on the planet, so I’d actually be a little more comfortable putting in the wind than not.
Even with all the people watching and that money on the line?
Jeremy F notes:
It would probably fall just short off the front of the basket. This sounds like a makeable putt, however, under the circumstances it becomes increasingly difficult. I think in my mind the importance of making the putt would take over and cause me to not make it. That’s the only reason I say I wouldn’t make it. I hit one the other day in an insane head wind, I barely put anything on it, and it wobbled 30 feet or so to the basket. It was awesome.
Tim J said:
Nope. The wind pops me over the basket.
Dang that wind!
I would make the putt only because my opponent had already missed theirs. If I were putting first, It could be an 8 foot putt and I’d still miss it.
Interesting. So basically an opposite pressure sort of thing. If you are first and don’t know the pending situation, no good. But knowing the situation, money. I think I’d miss either way, but I might be almost the same as you.
Sean Winn said:
Of course I make it! You have to believe in yourself and your ability, if you step and you mindset is “don’t miss this” then the odds are that you’re going to miss. See yourself making it in your mind, get that “movie” clearly in your mind then step up and hammer it home.
In theory, I like the idea. I hope everybody would go up thinking they would make it. But even then sometimes things go wrong! Even with those thoughts, I still find a way to miss many putts!
And now for this weeks poll.
We want to know how many aces you have?
Let me define aces, too. I mean legit aces. You are playing a round, whether casual or tournament, and you put the disc in the basket in one shot. Don’t count if you used a mulligan or sit there and shoot discs until you snag an ace. Legit aces only.
Vote and drop a comment below and tell us about your aces. We’d love to read about them!
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