#1  
Old 03-19-2012, 02:41 PM
prettyboyfloyd prettyboyfloyd is offline
Par Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Philomath, OR
Years Playing: 9.7
Courses Played: 16
Throwing Style: LHBH
Posts: 131
Niced 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default How good is a MA1 compared to MA2?

Hi -

Been playing for about 2 years now and have played in a couple tourneys last summer. I was definitely MA2 then. However, I've dropped a bunch of throws off my game at my local courses (PB yesterday).

So where's the line between MA1 & MA2. I think I'm still MA2, but all of these tourney categories confuse me. Is there a thread that hashes all this out?
Sponsored Links
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 03-19-2012, 02:44 PM
Tpro's Avatar
Tpro Tpro is offline
Double Eagle Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: 828
Years Playing: 16.7
Courses Played: 47
Posts: 1,603
Niced 13 Times in 6 Posts
Default

Figure out your rating then go from there.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 03-19-2012, 02:46 PM
bradharris's Avatar
bradharris bradharris is offline
Team Borderland
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Loudoun County
Years Playing: 16.7
Courses Played: 87
Posts: 5,220
Niced 41 Times in 28 Posts
Default

I say combine them, one open am division is enough. I could rant about the frivolity of the current divisional system, but I'll save it for now.

To answer the original question, stick with MA2 until you're really comfortable making the move. Check out past tourney results as a guide too.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 03-19-2012, 02:52 PM
Violets caddy Violets caddy is offline
Double Eagle Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Michigan
Years Playing: 21.7
Courses Played: 1
Posts: 1,170
Niced 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

I would say both have basically the same skill level, MA1 is just more consistent.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 03-19-2012, 02:53 PM
1978 1978 is offline
* Ace Member *
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Charlotte, Nc
Years Playing: 11.5
Courses Played: 293
Throwing Style: RHBH
Posts: 3,922
Niced 209 Times in 88 Posts
Default

On average, in big events figure winners of Advanced will be 4-5 strokes per round better than the winners of Intermediate... With winners averaging 1000 rated in advanced and 950 in intermediate...
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 03-19-2012, 02:56 PM
Cgkdisc's Avatar
Cgkdisc Cgkdisc is online now
.:Hall of Fame Member:.
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Twin Cities
Years Playing: 30.8
Courses Played: 692
Throwing Style: RHBH
Posts: 12,343
Niced 1,730 Times in 792 Posts
Default

The lowest rated Intermediates (~900 rating) shoot about 3.5 throws higher per round than the lowest rated Advanced player (~935 rating). An established 900 rated player shoots within +/- 3 throws of their rating 2 out of 3 rounds with 1 of 6 rounds more than 3 throws better than their rating and 1 of 6 rounds more than 3 throws worse than their rating.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 03-19-2012, 03:10 PM
KenTyburski's Avatar
KenTyburski KenTyburski is offline
Eagle Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Raleigh, NC
Years Playing: 10.5
Courses Played: 155
Throwing Style: RHBH
Posts: 959
Niced 2 Times in 2 Posts
Default

I played MA2 for about 6 months, including 6-7 tourneys, after casual throwing for about a year. I moved up after I won my first tourney in intermediate, which was also the first tourney in which I putted really well and threw around a 1000-rated round. I think it's personal, though; at that point my rating wasn't requiring me to move up, but I felt it was the time. Been happy since.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 03-20-2012, 02:49 AM
Garrett76zt Garrett76zt is offline
Par Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Xenia, OH
Years Playing: 17.7
Courses Played: 204
Throwing Style: RHBH
Posts: 185
Niced 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Violets caddy View Post
I would say both have basically the same skill level, MA1 is just more consistent.
I disagree. If you were talking about the difference between MA1 and pro, then that's a comparison that has often been made. Generally there is a decent jump in skill between intermediate and advanced. Distance, putting, proficiency in skills like rollers, forehand, tomahawks, judgement etc. Just my POV.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 03-20-2012, 03:31 AM
ejvogie's Avatar
ejvogie ejvogie is offline
* Ace Member *
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Toledo, OH
Years Playing: 11.4
Courses Played: 133
Throwing Style: RHBH
Posts: 4,585
Niced 643 Times in 308 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bradharris View Post
I say combine them, one open am division is enough. I could rant about the frivolity of the current divisional system, but I'll save it for now.
Right, because a beginning tournament player will want to donate to the professional amateur (the 1000 rated Am who refuses to jump to Open).
Reply With Quote
 

  #10  
Old 03-20-2012, 03:39 AM
scarpfish's Avatar
scarpfish scarpfish is offline
Resident Grouch
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Brownbackistan
Years Playing: 16.6
Courses Played: 360
Posts: 8,146
Niced 738 Times in 259 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ejvogie View Post
Right, because a beginning tournament player will want to donate to the professional amateur (the 1000 rated Am who refuses to jump to Open).
Yeah, but if we really treated our "amateurs" like most sports treat their amateurs, there wouldn't be any donating.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
In the bag and various thoughts of a middling MA2 texasissouth Bag Suggestions & Feedback 222 01-16-2020 11:27 PM
New bags compared drive4showput4dough Bags / Carts / Straps / Tags 13 05-06-2015 01:21 AM
Compared do the Discarrier .... Midnightbiker Bags / Carts / Straps / Tags 27 11-28-2013 02:26 AM
MA1 for Worlds is FULL!!! 18Down Tournaments & Leagues 347 03-27-2013 02:17 PM
Practice D compared to Course D swellerdiscgolf Technique & Strategy 18 05-30-2009 12:01 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:05 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.10
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.