Interesting. You certainly can see how course familiarity makes a difference......but at 4.7 rating points, it is only about 1/2 a throw per round (1 per day, 2 per 4 round tournament).
That really is almost imperceptible. And, I would think since ratings change by a good percentage of that variation every ratings change for many people, the margin of error of that data cuts into the meaningfulness of it too a bit.
But, I suppose the average is made up by people whose differences of playing home vs away are larger than that and some that are the reverse of that.
Last edited by Dave242; 10-12-2012 at 09:53 AM.