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Forum: Rules Questions & Discussion Yesterday, 12:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 862
Posted By Steve West
I'll lay out my current mindset here, in case it...

I'll lay out my current mindset here, in case it needs modification.

As for the tennis analogy, I fully agree that having officials on only some cards would be unfair. But, probably for the...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat Yesterday, 12:21 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 12,989
Posted By Steve West
First, read this page: ...

First, read this page:

https://www.pdga.com/faq/ratings-0

Then, if you still have a question, click on the Ratings Committee link on this page:

https://www.pdga.com/contact
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 09-21-2019, 02:44 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 12,989
Posted By Steve West
Very short courses are a problem for ratings,...

Very short courses are a problem for ratings, because of the "2" wall. A course can be so short that both an 800 rated and 1000 rated player could expect a 2 on every hole, yet not short enough that...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 09-21-2019, 12:39 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 7,312
Posted By Steve West
I could be wrong, but I'd put money on new hole...

I could be wrong, but I'd put money on new hole #3 setting a record for most scores of four.
Forum: Rules Questions & Discussion 09-21-2019, 12:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 862
Posted By Steve West
The player who never commits violations - or...

The player who never commits violations - or would call any violation on themself - also has not a thought about what kind/if/how retaliation or "holding to a particular standard is gonna be treated...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 09-19-2019, 12:47 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 12,989
Posted By Steve West
Think of it this way: Your opponents are everyone...

Think of it this way: Your opponents are everyone who played the same course in the same round. The ratings take into account not just all those opponents ratings and whether you won/lost/or tied...
Forum: Tournaments & Leagues 09-17-2019, 09:18 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 8,769
Posted By Steve West
A rating IS a measure of how you play against the...

A rating IS a measure of how you play against the course. The measure of the course is dependent on - but not a direct function of - the scores of propagators. The round rating is therefore not a...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 09-13-2019, 10:58 AM
Replies: 3,928
Poll: Par Talk
Views: 452,235
Posted By Steve West
Anyone know if the new PDGA digital scorecard...

Anyone know if the new PDGA digital scorecard allows the TD to set par at 2? 1? 7? etc.
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 09-13-2019, 12:44 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,897
Posted By Steve West
I'm 2X. Sorry, I thought everyone else already...

I'm 2X. Sorry, I thought everyone else already had their turn.
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 09-12-2019, 10:56 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,976
Posted By Steve West
Good point. Let me rephrase: The experiment is...

Good point. Let me rephrase: The experiment is not valid because it does not include pink discs.
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 09-11-2019, 11:06 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,976
Posted By Steve West
Pink throws farthest. It is easiest to find...

Pink throws farthest. It is easiest to find (there is no pink in nature, and hardly ever on litter), so the thrower does not feel the need to hold back.
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 09-11-2019, 11:01 PM
Replies: 3,945
Views: 332,803
Posted By Steve West
Everyone seems to be talking about having their...

Everyone seems to be talking about having their highest rating ever. Including me, for some reason.

Is there a way to see whether there are an unusual number of highest ratings ever?

Did the...
Forum: Tournaments & Leagues 09-09-2019, 01:48 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,764
Posted By Steve West
2019 Canadian National Disc Golf Championships...

2019 Canadian National Disc Golf Championships Powered By Innova Champion Discs Performance Tracks


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Forum: Tournaments & Leagues 09-09-2019, 11:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 685
Posted By Steve West
...and the win, right? I'll bet people around...

...and the win, right? I'll bet people around Tim Keith are always asking him why he is breaking out into laughter all the time.

While it doesn't affect ratings at all, it looks like there were...
Forum: Tournaments & Leagues 09-06-2019, 12:54 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 8,640
Posted By Steve West
2019 DGPT - MVP Open at Maple Hill, Performance...

2019 DGPT - MVP Open at Maple Hill, Performance Tracks

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Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 09-06-2019, 12:21 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,808
Posted By Steve West
I wasn't saying assess only the throw. Another...

I wasn't saying assess only the throw. Another skill which would be tested is the ability to assess the situation in the moment using depth perception, reading the leaves on the trees, etc. ...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 09-05-2019, 12:32 PM
Replies: 658
Views: 32,931
Posted By Steve West
Why are we talking about skill? There is no cap...

Why are we talking about skill? There is no cap on how good a player can be and still qualify for an age or sex protected division. Those divisions cater to players who want to play with others...
Forum: Disc Golf Courses 09-05-2019, 12:22 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,259
Posted By Steve West
Great, one more reason to set par too high. ...

Great, one more reason to set par too high.

How about divide by par?
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 09-05-2019, 12:20 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,808
Posted By Steve West
Maybe take it step further. Lead each player...

Maybe take it step further. Lead each player blindfolded to a tee pad. When it's their turn, take off the blind fold and indicate where the target is. Don't give them distances or any other info. ...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 09-05-2019, 12:37 AM
Replies: 3,928
Poll: Par Talk
Views: 452,235
Posted By Steve West
DGPT - MVP Open at Maple Hill 2019. Looks...

DGPT - MVP Open at Maple Hill 2019.

Looks like par for FPO and MPO could have been the same, and #17 could have been par 3.
...
Forum: Disc Golf Courses 09-04-2019, 09:18 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,259
Posted By Steve West
It is amazingly close to that already. More...

It is amazingly close to that already. More holes and harder holes seem to be the main drivers of course ratings.
Forum: Disc Golf Courses 09-04-2019, 12:45 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,259
Posted By Steve West
...with a 523 disc rating.

...with a 523 disc rating.
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 08-31-2019, 02:55 PM
Replies: 3,928
Poll: Par Talk
Views: 452,235
Posted By Steve West
I think I do need to clarify that I am talking...

I think I do need to clarify that I am talking about 900 rated players in relation to par set for 900 rated players. Of course 900 rated players will have a tough time getting par set for 1000-rated...
Forum: Disc Golf Courses 08-31-2019, 02:32 PM
Replies: 349
Views: 36,514
Posted By Steve West
I took it in the spirit of: Don't let a lack of...

I took it in the spirit of: Don't let a lack of carts keep you away, it's worth going anyway.
Forum: Tournaments & Leagues 08-31-2019, 01:38 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 8,640
Posted By Steve West
Early results. FPO Performance Tracks for rounds...

Early results. FPO Performance Tracks for rounds 1&2.

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