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WestTNDiscGolf 09-27-2013 09:55 PM

I played in my first PDGA sanctioned tourney a few weeks ago and shot a 968 rated round and won the tourney. I am not a PDGA member and have no idea what that means, could someone tell me if this is good, bad, average? This may have been better for the newbie forums but I'm not a newbie except to the tourney scene.

DavidSauls 09-27-2013 10:09 PM

What division?

Presumably you played other rounds and that was the best one?

Very basically, a 1000 rating is a standard pro, a "scratch golfer", and each 10 ratings points is worth a stroke. 968 would be 3-4 strokes worse than what a scratch golfer would be expected to shoot. Top pros may shoot 1050 or a little higher.

Your rounds are averaged to give you a player rating, and the player rating tells you which amateur divisions you're eligible to play in. 968 is a pretty good round for the Advanced division, probably a winning score for the Intermediate division. A player rating above 935 must play Advanced, or Open.

Very very very generally speaking.

KenTyburski 09-27-2013 10:34 PM


Originally Posted by DavidSauls (Post 2186329)
What division?

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Originally Posted by DavidSauls (Post 2186329)
Presumably you played other rounds and that was the best one?

You guessed wisely. First round 896.

Justin, 968 is pretty good Advanced amateur throwing. A consistent ability to throw 968's is on the borderline of "Pro" or "Open" level play (often suggested to be 970 and up). Your two rounds average 932, which puts you on the Intermediate/Advanced border.

New013 09-27-2013 10:36 PM


WestTNDiscGolf 09-27-2013 10:40 PM

Wow, thanks for the advice and looking up my scores. I'll take the bagger talk, I know I played rec and I probably should've played higher but it was literally my first ever organized event and I was very nervous. You guys also answered my next question of what division I should play in in upcoming tournaments, I really enjoyed the tourney scene.

DavidSauls 09-27-2013 11:16 PM

Excellent. 896, 968, amateur inconsistency. No apology needed for guessing your division in your inaugural event; now you've got a basis to register in Intermediate, or Advanced if you want to tackle a tougher challenge.

WestTNDiscGolf 09-27-2013 11:20 PM

Thank you for the advice David. I think ill play intermediate at unfamiliar course and advanced at my home course from now on.

jtrod 09-28-2013 01:37 AM

Whats more important, score or rating?????

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