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Old 05-02-2009, 07:44 PM
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What has easiness got to do with it?
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Old 05-02-2009, 07:52 PM
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You ever played in a tourney where your relative to par score mattered one bit? Every pro or leauge I play in always assumes par 3, so if it makes you feel better to play marked, more power to you...but in the end it's the total number of strokes that matters.
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Old 05-02-2009, 08:02 PM
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You ever played in a tourney where your relative to par score mattered one bit? Every pro or leauge I play in always assumes par 3, so if it makes you feel better to play marked, more power to you...but in the end it's the total number of strokes that matters.
So low score is the answer and whatever "Par" is is irrelenant? Tourny scores related to par don't exist. Its how you played against the field. I play the course.... playing better than others playing the course....Thats a good round. I beat the course and the group.
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Old 05-02-2009, 08:04 PM
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Whatever floats your boat, bro. I just know most serious players I play with in the DC area play all threes, and there's several legit 5's at Giles.
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Old 05-02-2009, 08:05 PM
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If there's any competitive play involved (i.e. money or merch on the line) there should be some written record taken of it at the conclusion of each hole, as people all too often some folks will get on the wrong page if there isn't. The "everything is a Par 3" +/- system is easier for casual rounds where you don't carry a scorecard. Its also the easiest way to add up the scorecard at the end of a recorded round as you can simply disregard the threes on it while adding.

But that has nothing to do with "par", "pro par", "rec par", "sign par" what have you. Its just a system to keep the math simple. You could just as easily use four as your par standard and compare your +/- score to 72. In fact with rec players who will probably card more fours than threes, that's probably recommended.
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Old 05-02-2009, 08:25 PM
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Old 05-02-2009, 08:32 PM
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In ball golf there is not pro par. why in disc golf is there pro par and rec par or whatever?
This is an excellent question! You're definitely on the right track. All DG needs is one simple 3 letter word-- "par".

Please refer to the "What is Par?" thread.
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Old 05-02-2009, 08:35 PM
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In ball golf four letter words are bad, In disc golf only one word is bad.....PAR.

Play the course, lowest score wins.
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Old 05-02-2009, 08:47 PM
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  • "Rec Par" use on signs is an oxymoron. It's a worthless feel good concept and just plain dumb.
  • "Pro par" is a step in the right direction, but the adjective "Pro" is redundant. The simple little 3 letter word "par" is sufficient. In my world, par is based on a 1000 rated player, mainly for comparison to SSA. Currently, most "Pro Par" is worthless because it's not based on any consistent standard.
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Old 05-02-2009, 08:48 PM
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Pro par = redundant.
Rec par = oxymoronic.
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