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Old 12-06-2018, 12:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Steve West View Post
I'd bet more new players would know that "par is a good score" than would know the commonly used unofficial method for calculating par in golf.

Re-educating only applies to the minority of players who had a background in golf and didn't really know golf's definition in the first place and mistakenly applied that method to disc golf. Plus the designers and players who listened to them.

That shouldn't be impossible. People always believe the latest thing posted on the internet, right?
I think there's a broader audience to re-educate; many of us came up in disc golf being told by mentors that it was "shots to green + 2"; played many courses where it was set that way; and inferred from the old definition in the rulebook.

But we're on our way.

In our favor is the other notion of par: a standard score, neither good nor bad in the competition. That, too, is in a lot of people's minds.

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