1st Annual Ace Race!
The 2018 ACE RACE is Here!!!
To Kick-Off Tourna-Month we are having our 1st Annual Ace Race!
Between 9am-1pm league members are able to play Karst Farm Park’s Disc Golf Course as many times as possible. Every birdie that you accumulate during that time will count as one throw attempt** towards this season’s Ace Race. (Any round that is not finished by 1pm will not count towards the individual’s birdie count - Please be smart with your time)
We will walk a modified version of Karst Farm Park where the holes will range from 180 feet to 250 feet in distance. At every hole players will have a Throw Count* that they can deduct from and throw at the basket. Once a hole has no more willing participants, we will move on (as a group) to the next hole.
Just because someone gets an Ace during the Ace Race does not mean the round is over. Players have the duration of the Ace Race to make an ace. If multiple people have aces at the end of the round, the tie breakers will be:
The total number of Aces. The person with the most Aces wins the Ace Pot.
If there are multiple people tied, basket hits will be recorded and the highest number of basket hits will win the Ace Pot.
If multiple people are tied with the number of basket hits, their score in the putting Championship will be the final tie breaker.
*The number of throws in a player’s Throw Count is awarded to players depending on their attendance, performance, and improvement over the course of the 2018 Season. (Scroll down to see the Throw Counts and how I got them.)
**Blazo, Nelson, and Blake require 2 birdies for an additional throw (This is based on their birdies-per-round average and their negative handicaps).
Dirty 30 Putting Championship
15 Feet: 1 Point
30 Feet: 2 Points
45 Feet: 3 Points
60 Feet: 4 Points (Basket Hits = 1 Point)
75 Feet: 5 Points + 1 additional throw (Basket Hits = 2 Points)
Starting at 12pm (noon) we will start the 1st Annual Putting Championship. To save time we will start at noon but many players will be playing the course for birdies so there is no mandatory start time for players. We will begin and as players show up and finish their rounds, we will have them get their putts in.
There will be five spots around the basket (Hole 11) of varying distance (15 feet, 30 feet, 45 feet, 60 feet, 75 feet) where players will putt 30 attempts and try to get the highest score possible.
The 30 throws are up to the player and can be taken from any of the 5 designated areas.
Official Throw Counts: Appearances (Travel Bonus) + Improvement + Birdies + Podium Finishes (Major Win Bonus) = Throw Count for Ace Race
Tim Fuller: 64
17 (+9) + 3 + 18 + 14 (+3) = 64 Throws
Brady Pierce: 38
9 (+6) + 2 + 13 + 5 (+3) = 38 Throws
Mark Pierce: 32
9 (+6) + 4 + 10 + 3 = 32 Throws
0 + 0 + 0 + 0 = 0 Throws
Cameron Rose: 36
10 (+9) + 0 + 13 + 4 = 36 Throws
Sean Blazo: 56
12 (+6) + 4 + 25 + 9 = 56 Throws
Brandon Chance: 21
6 + 1 + 10 + 4 = 21 Throws
Zach Higgins: 51
15 (+9) + 1 + 15 + 8 (+3) = 51 Throws
Blake Miles: 40
8 (+3) + 1 + 20 + 8 = 40 Throws
Nelson Cano: 22
4 + 0 + 15 + 3 = 22 Throws
John Knox: 22
7 (+3) + 2 + 10 + 0 = 22 Throws
Bryan Holland: 32
7 (+3) + 6 + 10 + 3 (+3) = 32 Throws
Adam Kuznarsky: 20
6 (+3) + 0 + 10 + 1 = 20 Throws
The Throw Count is based on 4 criteria:
Appearances (+2 for traveling to tournaments outside of Bloomington) + Handicap Improvement (+3 for improving to a Handicap) + Birdies (awarded on a tier system) + Podium Finishes (+3 for winning a Major Tournament)= Throw Count
Over the course of the 2018 Season, we have played 21 tournaments. All podium finishes are awarded one throw in the Ace Race.
Winning any of our 4 Major Tournaments earns that player 3 additional throws (making 4 total).
The last 5 rounds that a member has played is averaged to produce a handicap. The improvement from the time a member first received a handicap to now is taken into account and their improvement is awarded throws.
*Improving from a Handicap+ to a Handicap is awarded 3 throws as a bonus.
The birdie count has been the most difficult thing to add into this equation. There is a huge spectrum of birdies accumulated (from 6 to 73 birdies) so I divided them up into tiers.
Blazo had the most birdies so I took an average of all players’ birdie counts and it was 25. So Blazo gets 25 throws for that and I broke it down from there.
Blazo - 25 (10 throw bonus for finishing 1st in birdies for the season)
Blake - 20 (5 throw bonus for finishing 1st in birdies for the season)
Tim - 18 (3 throw bonus for finishing 1st in birdies for the season)
Zach & Nelson - 15 throws
Brady & Cameron - 13 throws
Mark, Brandon, Knox, Bryan, and Kuz - 10 throws
For every tournament appearance, a throw is awarded.
Traveling to tournaments outside of Bloomington (there were 3) gets a +3 throw bonus (making 4 total for that tournament)