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Timmons Park Ace Race - September 4, 2010

2 Rounds
no aces or metals


taken from strangediscsports.com

Each Autumn, disc golfers from around the world gather at their local courses for one purpose: to throw aces! No putting, no approaching... just runnin' at the chains.

To add to the challenge and excitement, players all throw the same model disc: in past years this has been a brand new, never-seen-before Discraft prototype disc that is introduced each year especially for Ace Race. All participants receive a player's pack that includes two discs and other goodies. Player's package is valued at $67, and your entry fee is only $25!

Two rounds of 18 holes, one throw per hole per player.

Course layout:
Holes are generally between 180 and 250 feet (55 to 75 meters).

Rules of play:
Players are required to use the player package discs, and only these discs. If a disc is lost, the player has the option of using the second disc from the package. Only one throw per player per hole. All players should have their own scorecards and mark "A" for aces (a hole-in-one) and "M" for holes on which they hit metal.

After all players in the group have thrown, discs are picked up and the group moves directly to the next tee. Players keep their scorecards for round two, using the next line on the card to record the round.

The player with the most aces after 36 holes is declared the winner. In case of ties, the number of metal hits is used as a tie breaker. If a tie persists, a closest to the pin contest is then used to determine the event winner.

Player Package

  • two identical Discraft discs
  • a custom metal bag tag
  • Discraft sticker
  • SuperColor mini
  • premium ballcap


Bob's Notes:

  • I figured since I'd gotten 6 aces in the past 3 months, I'd have a decent shot at this. Well, the key difference for me turned out to be that I couldn't throw either of the 2 prototype discs with any accuracy or reliability. They were good plastic for sure, but definitely not a sidearm disc and I struggled the whole time trying to use them with my weak backhand.
  • There were no aces in our group for either round. We had 2 metals in round 1 and 1 more in round 2. One person from the other group had an ace and a metal to win the event.
  • I had 5 throws within a foot of the cage, 1 flying inches over the basket and another lying on the ground about 3 inches from the pole. I would have loved to been able to use my Coyote on this layout!
  • I had a good time and have no regrets about going. I'd like to try again with Debbie joining me if we could work it out (won't happen in 2010 becuase our weekend schedule is completely full.
  • The best part of this Ace Race outing was that I finished early enough to hit the Va-Du-Mar course in Boiling Springs, SC that I'd been wanting to play for 2 years and which was directly on my path back home. It was even better than I'd expected and certainly the highlight of my day.