An ace of a different kind

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Disc golf (don't call it 'Frisbee' golf…) is much like traditional golf except a disc (Frisbee) is used instead of a ball and clubs. Confused? We'll let the Professional Disc Golf Association explain…

"Disc golf is played much like traditional golf. Instead of a ball and clubs, however, players use a flying disc, or Frisbee®. The sport was formalized in the 1970's, and shares with "ball golf" the object of completing each hole in the fewest strokes (or, in the case of disc golf, fewest throws). 

"A golf disc is thrown from a tee area to a target which is the "hole". The hole can be one of a number of disc golf targets; the most common is called a Pole Hole® an elevated metal basket. As a player progresses down the fairway, he or she must make each consecutive throw from the spot where the previous throw has landed. The trees, shrubs, and terrain changes located in and around the fairways provide challenging obstacles for the golfer. Finally, the "putt" lands in the basket and the hole is completed. 

"Disc golf shares the same joys and frustrations of traditional golf, whether it's sinking a long putt or hitting a tree halfway down the fairway. There are few differences, though. Disc golf rarely requires a greens fee, you probably won't need to rent a cart, and you never get stuck with a bad "tee time." It is designed to be enjoyed by people of all ages, male and female, regardless of economic status."

Well there you have it.

Anyway, the reason we mention it is that one disc golf enthusiast, Dave Feldberg, recently produced a pretty incredible tee shot, so much so that it ranked at number two on the SportsCenter Top 10.

Playing in the final round of the Maple Hill Open, Feldberg produced this effort at the 365-foot third hole:

Pretty impressive.

If you think the bounce at the end was a bit of luck, we're led to believe it wasn't. The holder of the YouTube account which posted the video had this to say in response to a question asking whether the bounce was intentional:

"Somewhat, yes.  As a right handed player throwing it backhand, the disc he threw pulls very hard to the left.  When he let go he intentionally put it on an angle so that it would start it's flight by going to the right and as it slowed down it would finish left towards the basket.  He meant for it to take that flight, the skip in was just a bonus.  Incredible shot by Feldberg.  That's why he's a pro and I filmed instead of playing, haha."

There you have it. Anyone fancy a game?