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Old 12-06-2018, 01:21 PM is offline
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Originally Posted by Steve West View Post
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.
Good thoughts. I was thinking more of an inverted CRP. Instead of asking, how close before two shots will get it done, ask, how far out when 2 shots is needed on average? Haven't really thought through why I prefer that approach... probably because I don't like par under 3. I'm biased toward every hole having a chance for birdies without an ace.

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