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Old 12-12-2019, 11:47 AM
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Another -2 to 927. Duck Golf hurts me every year and I keep going back for more.
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Old 12-12-2019, 02:45 PM
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Hey up 15! ....to 855!

I'm getting to 900 next spring though. #IBelieve. lol
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Old 01-14-2020, 02:27 PM
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I feel like yacking about my rating, so I'll bump this. I always like the first rating of the year - a good moment to look back on the completed year before in the rating details. The January update this year saw me drop from 978 to 976.

I added on to my profile rounds of 908 939 939 979 1010 1040 (league) and 983 993 (tournament). I got hit hard by some of the league rounds there, as those averaged to a hair under 974 despite 5 of the rounds being well above that. Overall, though, that all pretty much falls in line with my year as a golfer in 2019. If I remove my league rounds and focused on tournament golf only - I averaged a 975.6 on the year.

I'm overall very happy with my play in tournaments. I had 15 tournament rounds, 5 2-round events and 5 1-round collegiate events. I had one tournament where my nerves literally destroyed my putting in mid-June, and aside from that played to a 986.9 level across the other 9 events/13 rounds with a standard deviation of 15.1. So across 9 out of 10 events I averaged a spread of 971-1001. Considering my ratings were much stronger in the second half of the year, I'm looking forward to an even stronger and hopefully more consistent 2020. Ending the year as a 976 rated player is the best I've felt about my golf since maybe 2015.
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Old 01-14-2020, 02:37 PM
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Awesome, thank you so much. Now what is 2.5 standard deviations from my rating mean?
Hey Jeff, hope you're still around...

Basically the PDGA wants ratings to represent you as a player, and there are many ways for something to go wrong resulting in a round being well below your actual skill level (twist an ankle, break a hand and play lefty, fall in a pond and play out the round in cold weather, etc.). To compensate for rounds that are abnormally below your usual level - they remove the worst of them. The line in the sand that the PDGA chose to draw was 100 points below your rating (or, generally, 10 strokes worse than usual).

Since some players may never have a round that abnormally bad - the PDGA decided to throw a bone to the most consistent players: if your standard deviation is very small (which means your rounds are, on average, not very far from what your average round is) they give you to 2.5-times your standard deviation IF that number is smaller than 100. So, for example, if a player spends the whole year shooting on average within 20 points of his average round, that player is rewarded by dropping any round that is 20x2.5=50 points below his rating.

So as long as your rounds are, on average, less than 40 points from your average: you get the advantage of dropping rounds that are closer to your average round than 100 points. As an example last update I was rated 978 and dropped a 912, but because I added some rounds as low as 908 and as high as 1040 this update my standard deviation widened and the 912 was included again as my rating dropped to 976.

Note: the PDGA doesn't drop rounds way ABOVE your rating because those tend to represent a maximum skill level you possess, whereas the worry is that an abnormally low round likely represents something outside of your skill level.
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Note: the PDGA doesn't drop rounds way ABOVE your rating because those tend to represent a maximum skill level you possess, whereas the worry is that an abnormally low round likely represents something outside of your skill level.
...or an attempt to artificially lower your rating (sandbagging).
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Old 01-14-2020, 02:52 PM
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...or an attempt to artificially lower your rating (sandbagging).
True. It does add a limit to how heavily someone can sandbag a rating in a single round as well.
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