Measuring par.

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Re: Measuring par.

Postby Chuck Kennedy » Tue Jan 20, 2009 4:57 pm

HSA is our Hyland Ski Area course here in the Twin Cities. HSA isn't really needed as a term since the ratings graph shows what rating any round on any SSA course will receive. It's just not yet posted on PDGA.com again.
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Re: Measuring par.

Postby MIdiscgolfer » Tue Jan 20, 2009 6:09 pm

Chuck Kennedy wrote:HSA is our Hyland Ski Area course here in the Twin Cities. HSA isn't really needed as a term since the ratings graph shows what rating any round on any SSA course will receive. It's just not yet posted on PDGA.com again.

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Re: Measuring par.

Postby sunspot » Thu Apr 08, 2010 10:53 pm

Is it basically up to the TD to set par for a tournament? Say I'm hovering in the 900 rating and I come to a hole that should be par 4 by the PDGA standards but the tee sign has it set to a par 3, should it count as a stroke if I shot a 4 instead of a 3?
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Re: Measuring par.

Postby JHern » Fri Apr 09, 2010 1:31 am

Jim Oates was saying that to be a true par 3 there had to be a possibility for a skilled player to deuce at least some of the time. Makes sense. He avoids setting up basket positions at tournaments to avoid setting a true par 4 at 3.
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Re: Measuring par.

Postby thuracine187 » Fri Apr 09, 2010 2:48 am

It all comes down to fewest shots taken. Par just makes you feel better about your round. Soon people will want a handicap.
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Re: Measuring par.

Postby Chuck Kennedy » Fri Apr 09, 2010 7:52 am

Follow the Masters and tell me par doesn't matter. That's how you tell how well players are doing when each player has played a different number of holes so far. We don't have much live scoring in DG at this point but par is part of the public perception for the legitimacy of a sport. It also comes into play when comparing scores from different courses, especially like the BG Ams event this weekend where four Advanced pools are playing different courses.
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Re: Measuring par.

Postby Smigles » Fri Aug 27, 2010 6:03 am

I was under the impression that par should be in such a way that you birdie if you make nothing but good shots on a hole. Not superb shots ( ace... ) but good shots that should be rewarded.

In that light i can not understand any par 2's. You would have to ace for a birdie. That may be ok for holes that arent more than a wide put, but 60 meters is far more than a wide put.
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