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Old 12-06-2018, 11:58 AM
Steve West Steve West is offline
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...I think the goal is to create an approach that uses the simplest definition/method possible to account for the most situations. Shots to green + 2, with a properly defined putting area for disc golf (20m and in?), is remarkable for its simplicity and the breadth of situations it can cover. ...
There are a lot of methods that account for most situations. "All holes are par 3" does remarkably. But, the definition needs to apply to all situations.

What you've described is Close Range Par, except the real CRP uses 100 feet instead of 20m. A better version of CRP would use 200 feet or more. If everyone used that as applied to a 1000-rated player, par would be really well set almost all the time.

Every method will fail on some exceptional holes. For example, I still would not like to apply par 3 to a hole where almost no one gets a 3. For this and other exceptional holes, we need to abandon the method and revert to the definition.
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