The CHEENGZ I-One™ Ace Challenge – The Race for Aces
Open to class 100/150/160/170 CHEENGZ I-One Discs only. This is a tournament concept where the competition is virtual and the disc is the cost of entry. Submit your Ace video and images at www.CHEENGZ.com to confirm your entry in the race.
Please be respectful of all other regular players when competing for this challenge at your course. We suggest choosing a course and a time when there is low traffic so you do not interfere with other people’s enjoyment of the sport.
Challenger must compete on an existing Disc Golf course with signage that displays the distance of the hole being played.
Any single throw from the tee pad into a basket counts. The ace can happen in practice sessions or during a round.
The videos must be seamless from start to finish, filmed from beginning to end, with no cuts in the footage or editing.
The basket must be visible from the tee pad and the view of the basket cannot be obstructed from the view of the camera at any time during the filming of the throw.
The camera person/persons must identify the course with a picture of the disc course sign showing the name of the course or park, a picture of the tee pad played with the sign, a picture of the sign showing the distance of the hole, and a picture of the fairway from the tee pad.
The camera person should position themselves (ideally) behind, and to the left of right-handed players, or behind, and to the right of left-handed players so they can keep the challenger, fairway and basket in the frame for the entire throw.
Video submissions must contain the following elements to be eligible.
- Challenger showing the I-One disc to the camera to confirm it is an I-One.
- Challenger throwing on the tee pad.
- Seamless video of the throw and flight of the disc to the basket.
- Your run-up to the basket to retrieve the disc showing the CHEENGZ I-One disc is resting in the basket.
Entries that do not contain all of the qualifying steps as outlined will be disqualified from the challenge without exception. You will be contacted within 72 hours to confirm your entry If you are determined the winner by our three-judge panel
The disc should be signed by any witness of the successful ace throw and take a selphy!
Competitors can only win one distance category per I-One Ace Challenge (Example – you can win 150′ division (150′ – 174′) with an ace or you can win in the 175′ division (175′ – 199′) with an ace, but each competitor can only win one division per Challenge.
The first successful ace submitted meeting the Challenge criteria is the winner of that distance division and the completed division is closed for the Challenge.
Only one Bounty will be paid for each division in this challenge. However, every qualified video received will be admitted into the I-One Ace Club and receive an official membership kit for your Ace.
Bounties paid for the first ace video submitted in each of the following divisions:
The Race is Still On! ONE Distance Division Remains 225′- 249′
150′ – 174′ = $150 BOUNTY CLAIMED Tyler Hutchinson Disc #312 173g 168′
175′ – 199′ = $200 BOUNTY CLAIMED “Chef Hyzer” Joe Costa PDGA# 5195 Disc 21 147g 196′
200′ – 224′ = $225 BOUNTY CLAIMED Kendall Hermes PDGA# 133530 I-One Disc #305 171g 212′
225′ – 249′ = $250
251′ or more = $300 BOUNTY CLAIMED “Yooper Dan” Flemming PDGA# 148026 Disc# 304 171g 273′
Total Prize Money $1,125
When the First Run of Discs is sold out the entry into the challenge is closed. The Bounty will be available to the first challenger to submit a successful Ace in each Distance Division. The Challenge will end when all bounties are paid.
Total number of First Run discs available for this challenge:
500 – 170 Class Max Weight I-One discs
112 – 160 Class I-One discs
500 – 150 Class I-One discs
107 – 160 Class I-One discs
500 – 100 Class I-One discs
In disc sports, it always comes down to the disc. The I-One is an accurate and highly stable mid-range golf disc 4|5|0|0 that does the unthinkable, it flies straight. The I-One Ace Challenge was developed to highlight the disc’s accuracy in mid-distance ranges.
The I-One disc was created by 1976 Men’s World Frisbee disc Champion Peter Bloeme. Peter beat John Kirkland at the Rose Bowl for the Overall World Frisbee disc Championship in front of 50,000 Frisbee fans. His winning the Men’s World Accuracy Championship through distanced Hula-Hoops sealed him the World Overall title and led to a signature line of discs with Wham-O. In 1977 he took second place in both the World Overall and the World Disc Golf Championships!
Alex Stein started the Ashley Whippet Invitational World Canine Disc Championships which Peter won in 1984 with his dog Whirlin’ Wizard. Peter would team up with Alex Stein the owner of Ashley Whippet to make long distance throws in stadium shows to Ashley. Peter and Wizard retired from competition after that year and Peter founded Skyhoundz which helped spread the sport to over 30 countries. You can see many of Peter’s TV appearances on YouTube.
In 2000 Wham-O decided they would no longer sponsor Skyhoundz competitions by donating Fastback Frisbee discs to the event. If Skyhoundz wanted Frisbee discs for their competition they would have to buy them from Discovering the World.
Peter and his partner Jeff Perry (1989 Ashley Whippet World Champion with his dog Gilbert) decided they could make a better disc than the Fastback Frisbee disc and started Hyperflite. They created a more stable disc with better distance and control than Wham-O’s. They have now been molding discs for canine sports in Georgia for over 20 years.
Peter and Jeff continued to add new molds to their product line and in 2015 had two molds manufactured in China. One was the Z-Disc and the other was the I-One. They grew uncomfortable with the people they were working with in China and negotiated to have the molds shipped to their office in Roswell, Georgia. The molds needed further tooling once they arrived in the US and they released the Z-Disc that year. The I-One just sat on the shelf in the warehouse until Troy Burns asked Peter if he was interested in creating a golf disc for the CHEENGZ brand. Peter said “I already have one. Jeff and I made it and the mold is in the warehouse.”
Like all of Peter’s discs, the I-One was designed to be stable and accurate. Accuracy won him the World Championship in 1976 and was his inspiration to make a better disc for canine sports than Wham-O. The I-One Ace Challenge is an accuracy competition designed with Peter Bloeme to showcase the first run of his first golf disc.
The race for the Bounties is live.
The I-One is an accurate and highly stable mid range golf disc 4|5|0|0 that does the unthinkable, it flies straight. PDGA Approved 12/30/2020
Peter Bloeme performing pre-game demo at Shea Stadium before the NY Mets baseball game.
Tips on Competing in this Challenge
Find three friends that are interested in competing with you in this challenge to help you film and compete. You can use each other’s discs to help you dial in your accuracy on the hole being played, and they can help film and speed the return of discs to the tee (this is a race). You can also practice in a field throwing your discs to each other to increase your accuracy through practice sessions. Aim for a root beer belly. The distance at which you can consistently land your disc in your partner’s hands without them moving is the distance division you should zone in on for this competition.
Maximum distance is achieved with a Hyzer Flip. The distance accuracy of the I-One will be determined by your arm speed, snap, and release. The more friends you have competing with you, the more discs you each have to throw to try and win the bounty.
While filming with more than one phone or video camera is not required, additional seamless video angles will help you confirm your Ace was properly filmed and your entry validated. It also makes you look cooler on social media after we edit the videos together. All videos must be seamless from start to finish or they will be disqualified. Only one camera is required to film the disc and throw from the tee pad. Additional cameras can be positioned behind the basket to catch the incoming ace from another angle. Every phone or camera you use is an extra backup that ensures your shot is filmed and you are eligible to win the Bounty.
CHEENGZ I-One™ Ace Club
#1 Joel Bryant – PDGA #27448 – First I-One™ Ace with a prototype – This throw was not eligible for the challenge. It was a demo filmed for this challenge, the video above. Joel and Bill threw the first round of six discs and I knew one was going to Ace. Three rounds later, with less than 36 total throws, there were two metal hits, and then Joel hit the first Ace with an I-One.
#2 “Chef Hyzer” Joe Costa – PDGA #5195 – Disc #21/500 147g at North Landing Disc Golf Course Marietta, GA Hole #16 196′ – Bounty Paid $200.
#3 Tyler Hutchinson Disc #304/500 173g at Wildwood DGC Mt Pleasant MI Hole 7 Long 168′ hairball tunnel shot – Bounty Paid $200
#4. Yooper Dan PDGA# 148026 Disc #312/500 at Wildwood DGC Mt Pleasant MI Hole 13 Short 273′ – Bounty Paid $300.00
#5 Kendall Hermes PDGA# 133530 Disc #305/500 171g Deerfield Park, Mt. Pleasant MI 12 Short 212′ Backhand Anhyzer Ace – Bounty Paid $225.00
Only the 225′-249′ Distance Division Remains Open