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Forum: Course Design 10-12-2019, 10:27 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By Steve West
The correct answer is 63 (1x2, 9x3, 6x4, 2x5). ...

The correct answer is 63 (1x2, 9x3, 6x4, 2x5). Other mixes near this set are almost as good.

However, the par needs to be set correctly for the skill level targeted.

Also, hitting the correct...
Forum: Disc Golf Courses 10-12-2019, 02:25 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,532
Posted By Steve West
The leading candidates now are pithiness,...

The leading candidates now are pithiness, succintness, and compactness. I want a positive connotation.

"Bunching" is what I call the tendency of random scores to create ties. Which is bad.
Forum: Disc Golf Courses 10-11-2019, 01:10 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,532
Posted By Steve West
I need a name for a new statistic. It's...

I need a name for a new statistic. It's basically the inverse of standard deviation, to show how tightly packed the hole scores are.

I'm using "tightness" as a working name. (Maybe I've been...
Forum: Tournaments & Leagues 10-11-2019, 10:57 AM
Replies: 789
Views: 47,944
Posted By Steve West
I don't think the engagement was because of the...

I don't think the engagement was because of the numbers. Especially not the numbers that require math. Figuring out and then adding the number of penalty throws is not lizard brain stuff.

I...
Forum: Tournaments & Leagues 10-10-2019, 02:33 PM
Replies: 789
Views: 47,944
Posted By Steve West
I have played it, but I did not try to lay up. ...

I have played it, but I did not try to lay up. Even though I had no chance of throwing far enough to reach the island. I mean, c'mon, people were watching!

But my experience is irrelevant to...
Forum: Tournaments & Leagues 10-10-2019, 02:13 PM
Replies: 789
Views: 47,944
Posted By Steve West
The caddybook says: "For the first three OB...

The caddybook says: "For the first three OB throws from anywhere on the hole, OB options limited to previous lie. Throws landing OB must throw again from the previous lie with a one-throw penalty....
Forum: Tournaments & Leagues 10-10-2019, 12:46 PM
Replies: 789
Views: 47,944
Posted By Steve West
Hitting the layup is almost as risky as trying...

Hitting the layup is almost as risky as trying for the fat part of the island. The laid up disc could go too far and into OB. If you want to play safe, going for the middle of the island is the...
Forum: Tournaments & Leagues 10-10-2019, 11:03 AM
Replies: 789
Views: 47,944
Posted By Steve West
When 17 was first set up, the only rule which...

When 17 was first set up, the only rule which would allow for re-tee was OB. That's no longer the case. Don't you think Relief Area (re-tee throwing 2, instead of re-tee throwing 3) would be enough...
Forum: Tournaments & Leagues 10-10-2019, 09:25 AM
Replies: 789
Views: 47,944
Posted By Steve West
I know we don’t want to move all the way to...

I know we don’t want to move all the way to courses that are perfect tests of skill, but I want to know how to get there. We’re pretty far away. For example, the scoring spread width of just 49.52...
Forum: Rules Questions & Discussion 10-10-2019, 09:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 343
Posted By Steve West
I'm not sure I understand what you want. It...

I'm not sure I understand what you want. It seems natural to make all the road unplayable. Cars drive there, it's a bad place to be. If you land there, get off the road.

Your example of a...
Forum: Rules Questions & Discussion 10-10-2019, 08:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 451
Posted By Steve West
Nobody has ever determined their line of flight...

Nobody has ever determined their line of flight distance. (That would require something like an arc length integral.) They only know how far the disc went from where it was thrown to where it...
Forum: Tournaments & Leagues 10-08-2019, 09:35 PM
Replies: 789
Views: 47,944
Posted By Steve West
Perhaps that is not the point. Sure, about...

Perhaps that is not the point.

Sure, about 90% of throws did not incur a penalty, which is about the same % of throws that are normally good enough to score well-set par.

However, the...
Forum: Tournaments & Leagues 10-08-2019, 11:33 AM
Replies: 789
Views: 47,944
Posted By Steve West
One advantage of having four rounds of data is...

One advantage of having four rounds of data is that I can calculate a measure of how consistently holes give out the same scores to the same players from round to round.

For example, if a hole...
Forum: Tournaments & Leagues 10-07-2019, 11:50 PM
Replies: 789
Views: 47,944
Posted By Steve West
Looking closer at the data in the performance...

Looking closer at the data in the performance tracks, one can calculate how many of the best-played holes it took to wipe out all the losses from all of the poorly played holes. (For those who...
Forum: Tournaments & Leagues 10-07-2019, 03:28 PM
Replies: 789
Views: 47,944
Posted By Steve West
Total score. Up is good (lower). Start at...

Total score. Up is good (lower).

Start at the expected final score before any holes are played (left side), move to actual final score after 72 holes played (right side). Each wiggle in the...
Forum: Tournaments & Leagues 10-07-2019, 01:48 PM
Replies: 789
Views: 47,944
Posted By Steve West
2019 United States Disc Golf Championship...

2019 United States Disc Golf Championship Performance Tracks

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Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 10-07-2019, 12:34 PM
Replies: 3,962
Poll: Par Talk
Views: 456,957
Posted By Steve West
Yes, that's true. In real life, it's a...

Yes, that's true. In real life, it's a combination of things that usually fall in-between the integers. I stayed with the integer examples for simplicity. (Staying within the integers, I could have...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 10-07-2019, 12:23 PM
Replies: 455
Views: 27,721
Posted By Steve West
Hole #3A had the most 4s at 60.3%, just barely...

Hole #3A had the most 4s at 60.3%, just barely more than #2 and #8 which both had 59.4%. Hole #3B came in 6th in at 45.9% (behind #12 and #11).

Because the number of 4s is strongly influenced by...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 10-07-2019, 11:25 AM
Replies: 3,962
Poll: Par Talk
Views: 456,957
Posted By Steve West
2019 United States Disc Golf...

2019 United States Disc Golf Championship Winthrop University Gold
https://www.dgcoursereview.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=69573&stc=1&d=1570461835

A player who gets a birdie has made...
Forum: Rules Questions & Discussion 10-05-2019, 09:00 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,545
Posted By Steve West
"Marking" means using a mini. 802.06 C "...when...

"Marking" means using a mini. 802.06 C "...when the lie is to be moved by rule, the player marks the lie by placing a mini marker disc in accordance with the applicable rule."

We should add...
Forum: Tournaments & Leagues 10-05-2019, 08:58 PM
Replies: 789
Views: 47,944
Posted By Steve West
Does everyone understand that these three quotes...

Does everyone understand that these three quotes are basically congruent?
Forum: Tournaments & Leagues 10-04-2019, 04:39 PM
Replies: 789
Views: 47,944
Posted By Steve West
Why do you think it is solely the call of the...

Why do you think it is solely the call of the thrower, and not a group decision?
Forum: Rules Questions & Discussion 10-04-2019, 04:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 377
Posted By Steve West
Maybe cut the awards ceremony?

Maybe cut the awards ceremony?
Forum: Tournaments & Leagues 10-03-2019, 12:27 PM
Replies: 789
Views: 47,944
Posted By Steve West
In my simulation, Paul has only a 1 in 15 chance...

In my simulation, Paul has only a 1 in 15 chance of winning. His average round rating in those simulated wins was about 1086. That’s 12 under par each round.

Looking at it the other way, he...
Forum: Tournaments & Leagues 10-02-2019, 09:29 PM
Replies: 789
Views: 47,944
Posted By Steve West
Take the lowest score that at least 3 people got...

Take the lowest score that at least 3 people got on each hole, it would be 19 under.

21 under if you include the ace and an eagle two players got on another hole.

So, how to do it has been...
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