iacas wrote: A 400-foot hole could easily be a par four if you had to throw 240 feet to the corner of a fairway, then turn 90° to the right and throw another 160'.
chainsmoker wrote:I do take exception to iacas saying that there is too much luck in disc golf. If you play courses that luck plays a major role I'm sorry but you are not playing good courses.
PMantle wrote:I do not understand what you are trying to convey.
keltik wrote:I'm gonna stand by the statement I made earlier. We need to just use the top two lines of Chuck's Chart and be done with it.
Frank Delicious wrote:There are a lot of bad courses out there.
PMantle wrote:That's no different than golf, and par and golf will never be separated. I think we agree on principals, but not on conclusions.
JR wrote:PMantle wrote:That's no different than golf, and par and golf will never be separated. I think we agree on principals, but not on conclusions.
I'm not a golfer and as such can't comment on how important it is there i was talking of disc golfers.
Frank i wrote in an earlier post that the way i see it par is only useful for up and coming players as a yardstick and i have no problem with it whatsoever.
veganray wrote:Par is a cryptid that is reputed to inhabit frolf holes in courses across the USA and, indeed, the world. It is similar to supposed lake monsters in Scotland and elsewhere, though its description varies from one account to the next. Popular interest and belief in par has varied since it was brought to the frolf world's attention in approximately 1964. Evidence of its existence is anecdotal and extremely flimsy, with minimal and much-disputed photographic material and pseudo-mathematical "proofs" of its existence.
The most common speculation among true believers is that par represents a vestige of a line of long-surviving red herrings of the genus chuckkennedia. The scientific community regards par as a modern-day myth, and explains methods of "calculating" or "measuring" it as a mix of hoaxes, extreme mathematical ignorance, and wishful thinking. Despite this, it remains one of the most famous - and perfect - examples of pseudoscience, and is revered by scores of frolfers the world over. The mythical creature has been affectionately referred to by the nickname "Three" for nearly 50 years.
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