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Postby MR. WICK » Tue Sep 19, 2006 10:20 am

How common is an ace? I have been playing most of this season (my first)and recently aced the 5th hole at Wickham Park in Manchester CT. It felt like a great accomplishment for me and was wondering if it really is or if this kind of thing happens often.
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Postby mothrows » Tue Sep 19, 2006 10:28 am

Congratulations on your first ace! I've played for four years and gotten an ace a year (none over 300 feet) and I was stoked each time it happened. It happens more in disc golf than ball golf but, to me it's still a great feeling. :D
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Postby Thatdirtykid » Tue Sep 19, 2006 10:30 am

they happen quite a bit more often than ball golf (many professional ballers never hole in one, while there are dg pros who have over 100)

But there is still no feeling better than watching a disc slam chains from the tee. The flight of a disc is something special to begin with.

Congrats, Hopefully its the first of many! :twisted:
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Postby MR. WICK » Tue Sep 19, 2006 10:36 am

Thanks for the input guys. The ace was more than enough to get me completly hooked on this game.
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Postby TexasOutlaw » Tue Sep 19, 2006 11:42 am

I've been playing since 97 and am yet to hit one.
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Postby deaddisc » Tue Sep 19, 2006 12:25 pm

Thats a fun hole to play, can def see an ace w/either an anny rhbh or a rhfh.
Went around CT this past weekend, thought that Heros was the best course going followed by wick, cross farms and then panthorn.
On the ace front, all of them are great especially when you get to see it slam the chains. They are even great just to witness, but nothing like hitting your own. I have 3, one in a tournament but no ace pot.
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Postby Weebl » Tue Sep 19, 2006 2:56 pm

Congratulations on your ace! There's nothing that will get my heart pounding more than slamming chains from teesigns. I have 4 on baskets, 3 on objects. None over 300' as well, in fact 2 of my basket aces were on the same hole. I had one about 2 weeks ago with 7 people in the group, so I got $35 with no pot on that one which was neat, not to mention having over 9 signatures on that disc too :P (A 172 medium Wizard I got from Jwt4412, which is now stable-understable)
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Postby MR. WICK » Wed Sep 20, 2006 7:55 am

Deaddisc - where in CT are those other courses you are talking about? I am pretty new to the sport and Wickham is really the only place i've played. The disc I used was a shark (160). I threw the shot left hand backhand.
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Postby deaddisc » Wed Sep 20, 2006 9:14 am

Deaddisc - where in CT are those other courses you are talking about? I am pretty new to the sport and Wickham is really the only place i've played. The disc I used was a shark (160). I threw the shot left hand backhand.


Cross farms is north of wickam up 84, panthorn is south of wickam through hartford and keep going. Heroes is somewhere off of 91, it is a great course though and you should def check it out.
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Postby MR. WICK » Wed Sep 20, 2006 9:29 am

Cool I will look into those. I want to see how I do somewhere else.
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Ace Odds

Postby Barbikes » Wed Sep 20, 2006 7:40 pm

Congratulations on your first ace! I too recently got my first ace. Aug 30 at Lakewood (the seventh hole, a 270 footer) in Seattle. In my case, I've been playing disc golf for about a year and a half. But I play pretty often and I keep a log. So I can tell you that for me my "ace odds" are about 1 per 6000 baskets (so far).

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Postby daniebl2 » Mon Sep 25, 2006 8:01 pm

I've been playing for around 10 years with no aces.. :( I've must have hit every single part of that stupid basket/chains but none have stuck....
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Postby dflaschiii » Mon Sep 25, 2006 8:36 pm

I've canned six aces but on three different holes, one twice, another three times and another once. All are around 225-250, either a slight hyzer right or a a slight hyzer left, so I have some BH and FH aces. One even went in off a skip, which is always cool. Unfortunately they are all hidden holes, I've never seen my own ace go in the basket, I just hear the chains.

Best ace I've ever seen: my pal tossing a thumber hammer over a 50 foot treeline. Hole only 225 feet away. We didn't even hear it go in, walked around the corner and saw it stuck in the basket, must have come straight down into it and just died.
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Postby Weebl » Mon Sep 25, 2006 11:18 pm

I've seen all my 4 basket aces and I've only seen one of 3 object aces. One object ace was confirmed by a fresh gouge in the tree, the other someone was spotting for me and saw it come down and tear off a chunk of bark on the proped up log. Good times.
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Postby garublador » Tue Sep 26, 2006 6:46 am

I hit a blind fairway "ace" once from 200-some feet out, but no real aces yet. I do get go brag about duceing hole 4 at Bryant Lake in Crystal, MN from the long tee, though.

I've hit the chains dead center and had a putter deflect off the rim of the basket before, but nothing has stuck.
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