Each year, 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.
Two rounds of 18 holes, one throw per hole per player.
Holes are generally between 30-60 metres.
In order to run it at Ace Race, you have to be properly geared up! Here’s the 2016 player pack:
- Two Identical Prototype Discs
- One Performance T-shirt
- One Disc Golf Towel
- One Mini Marker Disc
- Plus More….
A total value of over $90! (AUD)
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 Discraft Ace Race is fun for everyone.
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.
Grand prize for each event is a Discraft merchandise package, including a bag and new discs, plus a trophy disc.
I am new to disc golf. Should I be worried about being able to throw the Ace Race prototype disc?
No, in fact just the opposite. Ace Race discs are created specifically for this event, and are suitable for all skill levels to throw. And remember that the event is about fun, not competing against players with more experience. Every player’s chances are virtually equal.
Do I need to be a PDGA member to compete at an Ace Race?
PDGA membership is not required. Anyone can participate, and anyone can win! Ace Race is about fun, not competition.
Will my Ace Race discs be legal to throw in a PDGA tournament?
Probably not right away, but eventually, yes. The Ace Race disc is designed to conform to PDGA specifications, and when that organization approves it, we will spread the word.
I want to bring my family to the local Ace Race. Can I bring the wife and kids?
Absolutely! Everyone is welcome to come and play.