Old 07-09-2014, 04:24 AM
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Par Distance

So here on Guam we have to rely on portable baskets and making our own course's. We are in the beginning phases of wanting to bring a course here but it is still going to be a bit. Since we build our courses whenever we play what would you consider the correct distance for a Par 3,4 and 5? Thanks for the inputs in advance.
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Old 07-09-2014, 06:26 AM
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Depends on the skill level your shooting for. I'm posting from my phone so someone post a link to the pdga par sheet and Orlorns close range par plz.
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Old 07-09-2014, 06:47 AM
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The pdga has everything you want to know:


Par sheet specifically:
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Old 07-09-2014, 08:52 AM
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Old 07-09-2014, 10:46 AM
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I say, stay out of the "par debates". Create your own par, by whatever formula you choose, and call it "Guam Par". Who's going to visit your courses and complain about it???????

Or, much more reasonably, just use the PDGA chart or the throws-to-reach-basket-plus-2 formula. While I don't agree with either, they'll suffice for your purposes.
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Old 08-22-2014, 11:03 AM
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Close Range (CR) Par

First determine the course Skill level.
PDGA guidelines overview.
PDGA Par Guidelines for Skill levels.
(If you ever want to delve into the subject more deeply, be aware that the PDGA guidelines are derived from a par philosophy called "Score Average (SA) Par" that Chuck Kennedy espouses.)

After you determine the course level, my totally unbiased recommendation is to use the Close Range Par guidelines. Scroll down for a chart of hole lengths for each skill level.
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