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, a weekender disc bag, and other goodies. 2011 player's package is valued at over $50, and your entry fee is only $25!
When: Sunday, October 23, 9:30 a.m. at the Omaha Street Disc Golf Course, Rapid City, SD.
Format: Three rounds of 10 holes, one throw per hole per player.
Course layout: Holes are between 120 and 200 feet.
Entry fee: $25
Player package: Guaranteed to be at least twice the value of your entry fee! The 2011 player pack is expected to include two identical Discraft prototype discs made especially for Ace Race, plus a SuperColor mini, sticker and a weekender disc bag for every player. More than a $50 value!
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 30 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.
Prize package: Grand prize is an awesome Discraft merchandise package, including a bag.