Originally Posted by TYVEK
personally i dont think ace pots should ever be mandatory. and also i dont think any ace pot should be kept for any club if somebody doesnt hit an ace. if nobody hits an ace during a tournament then there should be a CTP throw off for everybody so that the ace pot can be paid out. it is an ACE POT not a donation.
When I first read about the mandatory ace pot, I had no problem with it. But I have a realistic chance of getting an ace (although recent history might suggest otherwise) and I don't mind donating a few bones to help out other players, courses, etc.
But now that I think about other players/divisions, maybe a mandatory acepot isn't the way to go in the future. Not everyone has the same chance to get an ace, and maybe they aren't in a financial position to just "donate" a buck or two. But I like Jeff's creativity and trying to find new ways to improve the course. If TDs didn't try new things, events would never get bigger and better.
Having said that, if there is an acepot (mandatory or otherwise) I don't think it should be awarded for anything other than an ace. I suppose I wouldn't be upset by having a CTP throw-off for half of the acepot or something and letting the other half go to the club/course/etc. But in general I think acepots should be paid for aces. If not, they should rollover or something.
Regardless, this year, either somebody will be very happy (with an ace) or a lot of other people will be (those that enjoy Pier Park). Seems like win/win to me!