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Old 09-25-2014, 12:32 PM
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Talking Rating Holes Based On "Handicap"

Hey guys. I think I have an interesting thread idea for you today. On ball golf courses, each hole has a "handicap". A hole with a 1 handicap means it is the hardest hole on the course, and the hole with an 18(18 hole course) handicap is the easiest hole. So how would you rate your local course holes? I'll give you mine down below.
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Old 09-25-2014, 12:36 PM
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You have to normalize a lot of things to keep this constant, right?

So, for starters, you'd have to assume that RHBH is what everyone's strength is, wind consistently comes from the same direction, etc...

It is a fun idea though to play with.

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Old 09-25-2014, 12:46 PM
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Roscoe Ewing Park(Medina, OH) 1=Hardest 16=Easiest

Hole Handicap
1 7
2. 2
3. 10
4. 15
5. 5
6. 6
7. 11
8. 14
9. 13
10. 4
11. 9
12. 1(Hardest)
13. 3
14. 8
15. 12
16. 16(Easiest)

Hole 12 is the hardest and 16 is the easiest
There is a tough stretch from holes 12-14
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Old 09-25-2014, 12:55 PM
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Are we rating this by overall hole difficulty or difficulty of getting a birdie? Many times on a well designed course that makes a difference.
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Old 09-25-2014, 12:59 PM
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Interesting idear:

Purdue North Central (Westville, IN) is the closest 18er, so:

1. 6
2. 17
3. 14
4. 5
5. 15
6. 16
7. 11
8. 2
9. 10
10. 8
11. 12
12. 18
13. 13
14. 9
15. 3
16. 4
17. 1
18. 7

Without too much thought, here's my handicapping. This was more difficult to do than I thought.
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Old 09-25-2014, 01:02 PM
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Are we rating this by overall hole difficulty or difficulty of getting a birdie? Many times on a well designed course that makes a difference.
Good question, Roman. I was thinking the same thing as I compiled PNC's handicaps.

I ranked a hole as "tougher" (and thus, a lower number) if it had a lower chance of birdie (even if there is little risk of a bogey) than a hole with a good chance of birdie but also a good chance of bogey.

Obviously that wouldn't work in all cases, but it worked well for PNC.
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Old 09-25-2014, 01:10 PM
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We keep stats from tournaments, so if "hardest" is defined by most throws, on average, then it's easy to compile.

If it's defined in comparison to par, we can do that too, though it opens up that old familiar can of worms.

If it's defined by frequency of failing to make the shot that we feel we should be able to make, that's pretty subjective, but I'm sure I could search my soul for the frustration level on each hole and come up with an answer.

In the meantime, I'll answer like this:

http://www.saulsinsurance.com/stoney...llenge2014.htm
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I'll do Mountain Pride Park in Murrieta, CA. I'll assume all baskets are in the long position, and from the long tees. It was hard because I know the hardest, and I know the easiest, but a lot of the middle ones are about the same difficulty to me.

1. 4
2. 7
3. 6
4. 18
5. 8
6. 13
7. 1
8. 14
9. 7
10. 15
11. 4
12. 2
13. 9
14.16
15. 10
16. 17
17. 3
18. 5
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Old 09-25-2014, 01:20 PM
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This has been done on our club's website based on scoring averages for club tournaments.

http://www.gmdgc.org/overall-tournaments-statistics/
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Oops, I did 1 as easiest, and I took too long to be able to edit it...
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