Wysocki Picks Up Where He Left Off With USDGC Practice Ace

Hole 17 has officially been vanquished.

Ricky Wysocki is off to a good start in his quest for his first United States Disc Golf Championship title.

The reigning PDGA World Champion landed an ace on Winthrop Gold’s 17th hole today, he said on his Instagram account. It’s the same hole he nailed during the 2016 USDGC. Add to it that he hit it with the same disc as his walk-off ace at the Utah Open, and that he was practicing with 2016 USDGC cardmate Nikko Locastro, and it’s safe to say the good vibes are in high supply.

Wysocki Instagram Post

The aces are a far cry from 2015, when Wysocki was tied with Paul McBeth heading into hole 17 during the USDGC’s final round. Wysocki went out-of-bounds twice as he tried to hit the island green, and McBeth walked away with his fifth PDGA Major of the season. Wysocki used to throw a driver on the hole, he said, but now prefers the lower speed of his Westside Discs Harp.

“Now that I’m throwing the putter, this Harp, I feel like it’s a lot more controllable…If I happen to not ace it, then it’ll sit,” Wysocki said with a laugh. “…That’s what it’s all about, is adapting.”

Sure, there wasn’t any video this time around, but we have an idea of what it might have looked like. Without further ado, here are two of Sockibomb’s greatest hits, courtesy of The SpinTV and Jomez Productions:

USDGC 2016 Ace Wysocki

Utah Open Ace Wysocki

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    Steve Hill is the editor of Ultiworld Disc Golf. He provides reviews from the perspective of a low-powered player at Noodle Arm Disc Golf, and in the past served as the associate editor for Rattling Chains. Contact him at steve.hill@ultiworld.com or on Twitter.

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