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Old 01-20-2019, 11:20 AM
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Originally Posted by TAFL View Post
You really seem to struggle with the idea of par because you don't seem to understand the definition of it. That definition is actually not "whim of the designer," although that is what we end up with some of the time. I hate to be the person to burst your little bubble, yet I also feel compelled to report there is no Easter Bunny nor Santa Claus, either.
In golf, what you're calling the definition of par is never, ever followed. So, you're dead wrong. It's the whim of the designer, period. The courses are going to be par 72 or 70 from the get go. The so called definition has zero to do with it. That was an after the fact attempt to describe what designers do before having any real idea what scratch golfers would shoot on the theoretical course.
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