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I bet more guys would be willing to never get an ace in exchange for 15% more distance.

I have one but no chance I'd give up even 5%

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I have one, but it was 11 years ago, about the 3rd year after I started playing golf. I've hit at least a thousand better shots since then that didn't go in the hole. I've never understood why people go so crazy over an ace. I'd trade my ace for 1% distance forever, or $20 cash, whatever is fine. 15% is a lot, but I guess you could just move up a tee or two...

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I left the no-ace club recently as well and I say nope to loosing distance unless there was a paycheck involved enabling me to buy a hunting ranch and retire.

 

Ace is only one hole. If I gave up my distance for my ace at 15% distance loss I would of had to of hit a 3 iron/5w to of made it happen.

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Nah.

 

Though while I do not have an ace, I DO have a double eagle. Of course it happened on an uphill hole where I didn't get to see it go in. When we got up to the green, I thought it'd run through and into the woods behind. Wasn't till the 5 minute search was over that I checked the cup completely as a joke.

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Recently got my first ace and while it is awesome, the moment fades quickly (not discounting it at all, it is an amazing feeling).

That being said, there is no way in hell it is worth having an average drive go from 270yards to 230 yards and having an average pitching wedge go from 135yards to 115yards. The ace is one hole, one moment, one day...15% loss of yardage forever, that is just silly.

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Have two and wouldn't have ever traded 15% of my distance just for a hole in one. They were fun to get that day, and I guess I checked that box (twice, lol), but honestly good shots but still lucky shots and just never bugged me I didn't have any and gave it little thought over the 40 years I played without one. Would gladly give them back to witness my oldest daughter and my dad getting holes in one - had I never gotten any, either of those experiences would have been plenty for me.

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I have five aces. I'll trade them all back for an EXTRA 15% distance each. Right now figure about 250 average-maybe a bit more but 250 is fine. Times 15% 5 times brings me to averaging 502.8 off the tee.

 

Works for me. :)

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I wouldn't give up 1yd. I got my first ace this winter after many many many many rounds.

It was a mediocre swing with a good result - what's that 'worth'? Nothing.

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> @aenemated said:

> Nah.

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> Though while I do not have an ace, I DO have a double eagle. Of course it happened on an uphill hole where I didn't get to see it go in. When we got up to the green, I thought it'd run through and into the woods behind. Wasn't till the 5 minute search was over that I checked the cup completely as a joke.

 

too funny

I have one of each and did not see either one go in, they were 27 years apart

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An ace is something that would be nice to have, but isn't really high on my list of golf goals. I would not be willing to make the game more difficult in exchange for having an ace.

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Just say no! Seriously though, absolutely, 100%, no way, would I willing trade 15% of my distance for an ace, or really, another one. Now with that said, I definitely agree with @BM5D in that I would trade never getting another one for 15% more distance.

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