Blake_T wrote:aces = overthrows heh.
Yes, I agree with that for the most part. About 80% of my aces would have been a long deuce putt had they missed metal. There are only a couple holes/situations where I try to run an ace. Most of the time it's when the hole is short, open and uphill and feel I can run it chain high and still keep it within 25' of the pin if (when) I miss. Or anytime there is a sizable acepot and I find myself out of contention for cash in the final round. Of my basket aces (~15), only one was I trying to ace it and on that one I called it before I took the tee. I hit the basket on the previous hole and I hadn't had an ace in many years so I announced to the group: "You watch I'm going to ace this next hole right now." I then stepped up and threw my XD a perfect hyzer strike over a bush under some branches around the bend and into the heart of the chains.
this year i hit chains 18 times without an ace stick, bringing my total to 114 times without an ace since i started DG.
Two things I find amazing:
1. That you've kept track of all your chain strikes
2. That you haven't had one stay in with over 100 in close proximity.
I don't keep track of how many near misses I have, but I'd guess my ace to chain strike ratio is probably in the 1 to 7 ballpark and my ace to metal ratio somewhere around 1 to 60 neighborhood.