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Definition: An ace in golf is a score of "1" on any hole - in other words, "ace" is another term for a hole-in-one. Aces are most commonly made on par-3s, but sometimes occur on short par-4s being played by long hitters.

The chances of a golfer making an ace increase the better his or her skill level; after all, the first requirement in scoring an ace is to get the ball onto the green. But any golfer of any skill level is capable of making an ace - we all hit lucky shots from time to time (but most of us, alas, never do make an ace).

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Also Known As: Hole-in-one
Examples:
"If you ace this hole I'll buy you a case of beer."

"I made an ace on the fourth hole today - hole-in-one!"

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