I think the ace-pot winner from last tourney, our very own D-money, for whom I only have the very very very very highest respect, should only win half of the ace pot money.
Here is my thinking: we have, to my knowledge, never brought the ace-pot to an away tournament. And if I had had a vote as to whether to bring the ace pot to Willits, I would have voted no, even if I played in it, because of the ease of hole 8. Dave can vouch for the following: when he told me that an ace had been made, the first thing I said, just before "The ace pot was in play?", was "Oh no, it wasn't on 8 was it?" It's such a short and open hole that I personally believe that if Willits was our home course, the ace pot would never get above 40 or 50 bucks. And since we never made a club decision, in my view, about bringing the ace pot to other courses, it seems pretty tough to put all that accumulated ace cash into an away tournament. I understand that a vote of the people who showed up was taken, but isn't that a little like letting the foxes vote about whether to enter the henhouse? ;-)
None of that is to discredit what I heard was a supreme thumber which apparently "looked in the whole way"! AWESOME shot, of which I am hardly capable. But I believe half the pot to brother D seems fairer to me than the whole pot, given the above. My two and a half cents. Now everyone feel free to jump on me!