Anyone else think the whole $5 tradition for hitting an ace is pretty lame? Shouldn't hitting that shot be a reward unto itself?
I have never actually had to pay out on an ace, as I play a lot of solo rounds, but I have had people pay me for hitting one despite my protests, claiming that if they don't it'd be "bad karma". I don't want anyone thinking I'm giving them bad karma. :(
I just don't see the point in whoring my ace out for $5 a pop. Where did this tradition start and why can't can't we put such silliness behind us and focus on the love of the game?
Oh, and I'm not talking about ace pools. Those are an organized betting system that's paid into before an event and I think that's totally cool. I bought in last tourney I played.