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Old 12-14-2017, 01:29 PM
Steve West Steve West is offline
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Par 2 is the smallest part of it....
Based on new data, I need to back off from that statement.

I have enough data on 870 holes to compute what par would be under my method and compare it to what par was reported.

I found:

There were 90 par 3's that I would have called par 2.
There were 50 par 4's that I would have called par 3.

There were 493 par 3's that I would have called par 3.
There were 201 par 4's that I would have called par 4.

There were 24 par 3's that I would have called par 4.
There were 10 par 4's that I would have called par 5.

There was 1 par 3 that I would have called par 5.

So, as it turns out, mislabeled par 2s are a bigger contributor to the problem than I thought.

Note that the holes that I call par 2 are where at least 56.25% of 1000-rated players score either 2 or an ace. One hole had all 2s. I would find it hard to agree with anyone who thinks that none of these holes should be labeled par 2.

I wouldn't argue with anyone who said these holes shouldn't be used for Open players, or should be changed so that they are no longer par 2s. But, until that happens, I'd say we are better off coming clean and accurately labeling these holes as par 2s.

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