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Old 07-19-2013, 04:19 PM
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nice little article about Mr Jacobs here

http://newssun.suntimes.com/sports/2...disc-golf.html
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Old 07-19-2013, 04:25 PM
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This article is a perfect example of why our rating system is awful and is always going to misunderstood outside the sport.....

Other than that, a fantastic well written article. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 07-19-2013, 04:49 PM
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This article is a perfect example of why our rating system is awful and is always going to misunderstood outside the sport.....

Other than that, a fantastic well written article. Thanks for sharing.
it doesnt just highlight the ratings flaw but also the flaw in the concept of par in disc golf. people are going to assume (like in ball golf) that is you are considered a scratch pro then you are averaging par. which once we have the courses we will be able to say that.
do you think a true handicap would be a better system than our rating system?
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Old 07-19-2013, 05:23 PM
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This article is a perfect example of why our rating system is awful and is always going to misunderstood outside the sport.....

Other than that, a fantastic well written article. Thanks for sharing.
Agreed - great article! The Am champs were coming out of NC when I lived there, and now they are coming out of IL.

This mischaracterization of our rating system has everything to do with how we approach the definition of Par, and nothing at all to do with "why our rating system is awful":

"One of the more fascinating things about disc golf is that the players have a rating that is the same concept as a handicap in regular golf.

If a player averages par on a disc golf course, he has a rating of 1,000. Players who shoot over par have a ranking less than 1,000. Jacobsí rating is 998, which means he can expect to throw a round of pretty close to par on any given day.

Obviously, in this tournament, he was way better than that"
(he shot a -54 for the tournament)

If the tournament was played at a course like Idlewild, Renny, or Iron Hill then the author would have been essentially correct (SSA/Scratch is very close to Par on those courses).
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Old 07-19-2013, 06:03 PM
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In my head and when i explain to others i say 1000 rated is a scratch golfer.
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Old 07-19-2013, 06:22 PM
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In my head and when i explain to others i say 1000 rated is a scratch golfer.
I like to tell people that SSA is what would be considered par for a pro.
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Old 07-20-2013, 12:37 PM
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nice little article about Mr Jacobs here

http://newssun.suntimes.com/sports/2...disc-golf.html
I like the part of the article where it says "...held in Emporia, Kan. (maybe 15 miles southwest of Kansas City) last weekend."

The location of the tournament is probably the easiest fact to check in this article and the journalist just guesses (completely wrong) at where Emporia is. Awesome job.
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Old 07-20-2013, 04:01 PM
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Some pics from Am Worlds

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Old 07-20-2013, 10:32 PM
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I've got a write-up from my rounds at Worlds, but I don't want it to get buried at the bottom of this page. To the next one!
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