Earlier this month one of our readers, Ty Herrington sent us an email with the photo above and this message:
This is a pic of Jacob B, a high schooler who just nabbed his first ace at Horn Creek Camp in Westcliffe, Colorado. He was up there last month for church camp. Interestingly, his small group leader, Mark, was playing in the group with us and had hit the chains from the tee pad on hole #1 and this hole before Jacob carded his first ace. There’s been some good discussion about what one should do with a disc following an ace. Most of us believe the disc should be retired and find a prominent place to hang in one’s apartment or house. Jacob is yet to buy into this thinking, so Mark is holding onto his disc until he comes around to our way of thinking.
This got us thinking as to what the most common practice is. After you hit an ace do you retire the disc for good or do you keep throwing it? Some feel that the disc has ran out of magic and remains on the wall to celebrate the ace. Others think if you love the disc you should keep on throwing it.
In our opinion, we say keep throwing it! We’ve aced a few times with the same disc actually. It doesn’t hurt to mark the ace on the disc and record the history of the event, but we keep on throwing it. If a disc is perfectly seasoned and is helping you improve as a disc golfer, there should be no reason to remove it from the bag.
So we turn the question over to you. When you hit an ace, what do you do? Hang it up for good or keep on throwing it?