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For some odd reason beyond me, my roommate Wade seems to think an ace is a bad shot. I am just wondering if anyone else thinks this. IMO An ace is a good shot no matter what, Intentional or Unintentional and the goal of Disc golf is to get the disc in the basket in as few throws as possible.

Wades Opinion:
IMO An ace is a bad shot because no matter how many times you throw a shot, Even if you are throwing for an ace 1000 times, and you hit it once, IT IS A BAD SHOT! Why would you throw a shot 1000 times when after 500 you know its not going to go in? I can say Ive played a couple courses 500 times and I have learned to throw the deuce. That's all I'm saying.

Back to my thoughts now. Okay lets roll with this throw for an ace 1000 times and hit it once. Okay I hit it once (although chances are I will hit it much more than once.) How many of those 999 misses did I deuce? So how does that change from going for the lay up or for the Ace? If your trying to lay it up and ace is that a poor shot? An ace run is a chance for a 1 but leaving yourself with a good chance for a 2. Period. If you try to lay it up as best as possible that would be right next to the basket your still aiming at the basket trying to get an easy two, If you try and ace and land right next to the basket (or ace which as we all know is better than a deuce) both shots had the same Idea: Get as close to the basked as possible. Same idea in both shots, So Whats the difference? What makes one bad and the other good? If you try to lay up 1000 times and lay it up once does that make laying up a bad idea? This is really just an argument between me and wade that I want some other opinions on. Its all in fun though. :)

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I try to ace every hole, all the time. But in a manner where if I miss its a park job. I always try for the basket in my case a lay up is not what I was trying to do. But my Ace runs would look like im trying to lay it up.
Your ace runs definitely look like you are giving it the very best shot you have at hitting an ace. It is sometimes thrilling, but mostly risky. I took three circle fours today because I was shooting for aces. I was playing Grand Woods in Lansing, Michigan. The very first time I threw hole seven there I aced it because I was extremely lucky that day. A very tricky 285 feet. The tee is about 50, 60 off the bank so its a scary LHBH and a tricky RHBH. The basket is placed 35 feet left of the rushing Grand River with the riverbanks exceeding 10 feet in places. You know this because you tried to get a disc out of there at the Capitol City Challenge. If I would have missed the basket I would have been at least 50 feet behind the basket and possibly be missing a disc. Definitely a lay up.
Also, playing a non-sanctioned round and worrying about score is kinda counterproductive. If you have a run at the basket, you should consider your options. But the truth is the best way to get better is to go for it, on every shot. Maybe if you force yourself to be running harder birdie shots because you are going for ace runs, your putting will improve.

I try to keep myself worrying more about improving my game in general than my current score.
That is actually a counter-intuitive statement. If you try to park it and get to the point where you are parking it every time I guarantee your score will improve as well as your game. You see going for it is throwing pretty much 100% of your power in most likely the wrong direction every time. Learning how to throw that specific distance my trying to park it will give you better control and concept of distance as it is related to your own throw. Thus improving your score and ability in sanctioned rounds. Bad shot.
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Not an idiot. I'm sure he spams as a job so he could care less about what golf it is, as far as he knows disc golf doesn't exist. He posted it and moved on. Ignorance is just lack of information, not for lack of trying. Bad shot
What???
1 < 2. Therefore, ace > nice upshot followed by dropped shot into basket.

The point of the game is to get the disc in the basket in as few shots as possible. If your friend is worried about coming back to the basket after the ace run, he should practice his putting.
I went over this already. Bad shot
It is ridiculous to say that an Ace is a bad shot. No matter if it is accidental or well planned, it counts as one stroke. You can certainly argue about the shot planning being bad or not. In my opinion, if a course designer did his/her job, it’s a lucky shot. I think he should be yelling more about how lucky the shot was rather than saying it’s bad. That’s how I would help cope with it HAHA
An ace sure LOOKS good, but how can you say something is luck when you just deliberately threw the disc in the general direction of the basket? Lottery is luck. Its a random raffle based on a sure decision. If you blindly throw a disc in the general direction of the basket time after time, that is luck. If I ace run, I always consider the skip ace first.FIRST-A skipped disc has a far lower speed because it just hit the ground. SECOND-A skipped disc is more predictable because I don't have to throw the disc as far. Simple logic there. If you ace without intentionally throwing the specific line that the disc took, then you threw the disc WRONG, making it a bad throw that LOOKED really good. I suppose if you threw the disc for an intentional ace 1000 times and hit it once, that is ONE good shot out of 1000, but you are not learning anything from those 999 throws. BAD Disc Golf.

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