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Postby Cydisc » Thu Apr 17, 2008 9:44 am

KePP wrote:I've never really bought into the "bad shot" argument.

You aim to throw the disc up by the basket. If its a good shot, it does just that... and if you're lucky, it hits the chains and goes in. A lot of fly-bys still leave a decent putt within the circle.

"Oohh, what would you rather? A shot that slides right under the basket or a shot that flies past it 30 feet?"


You've made my argument.

Well if I'm so precise I can control that everytime, I'll just throw it in the chains and not worry about putting.


I suppose an ace is a good shot if you're actually trying to ace.
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Postby KePP » Thu Apr 17, 2008 9:49 am

cydisc11895 wrote:You've made my argument.

Then I agree, an ace is a good shot that's lucky.
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Postby GDL17921 » Thu Apr 17, 2008 9:53 am

it's a good shot that's lucky on a 150 hole ala hole 10 at Camden.

Now on the other hand, you ace hole 5 at Camden, sure it was a nice bomb, but not necessarily a really good shot, because if it hadn't aced, it'd be down in 6's fairway.

Maybe not the best example, but it's the best I could do in 20 seconds.
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Postby sorearm » Thu Apr 17, 2008 9:55 am

[Maybe not the best example, but it's the best I could do in 20 seconds.[/quote]

Rubbing it out only took you 15 seconds.... :shock:
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Postby GDL17921 » Thu Apr 17, 2008 9:59 am

I can rub quicker than I can type. :lol:
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Postby Cydisc » Thu Apr 17, 2008 11:04 am

KePP wrote:
cydisc11895 wrote:You've made my argument.

Then I agree, an ace is a good shot that's lucky.


Which is the better shot: Slides up to the pole or flies past the basket chain-high?

The difference is your expectation. Realistically, you're only trying to park the shot for your drop-in putt. Unless you're Climo, you're disappointed if it flies 30' past the basket. If it happens to hit chains and stick, then you've seen a disappointing shot turn lucky.

I'll grant an exception for skip-aces or bombs.
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Postby Buzzznation » Thu Apr 17, 2008 11:10 am

cydisc11895 wrote:
I'll grant an exception for skip-aces or bombs.


Or overhand shots. If you throw a thumber that lands right in the basket, odds are if it doesn't land in the basket, it should remain in the circle. Or I have witnessed thumbers land and bounce into the basket. Also on shorter holes (150-250) if you throw a lofty putter.
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Postby irban » Thu Apr 17, 2008 11:44 am

I think the crash the chains aces might be considered lucky bad shots, but a lot of the aces I have had are diving toward the basket, likely to be pretty close either way. I might be aiming for a drop in, but control of height from 250+ is a little lucky either way based on wind, etc.

Jeff Harper is a case in point. He gets a lot of aces, and I don't think he throws very many bad shots.
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