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One thing I've noticed about par is par also somewhat dictates the way someone will play a hole. ...
How do they play when par is 2?
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Old 05-27-2017, 02:00 PM
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How do they play when par is 2?
Cold, but we'll put.
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No, serious question.
It's a good point. Seems like the pressure would be higher?
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How do they play when par is 2?
Yes, it is a good point.

It reinforces what David already said, if par dictates how someone plays a hole they are a fool.

This eliminates the "option" to play differently based on par, almost as if no par was set.

To answer your question; their play would differ based on the difficulty of the hole, their skill-set, and what they expect from the competition. The way they play could also change based on how far into a tournament they are, or where they are in the tourney standings.

Well, this is how I would play that hole, or any other hole. So, I guess I couldn't say for sure how someone who normally changes their play because of par would play it.

Edit: I want to reiterate that having accurate par would help with "and what they expect from the competition" part of what I said.

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USGA handicap system used top amateur scores as the basis for their handicap system which defines scratch play. Interestingly, a scratch handicapper averages higher than scratch scores because the USGA system only uses your 10 best out of your most recent 20 rounds in the calculation.
The best 10 of 20 is used for a couple of reasons. The first reason is that you do not want high scores that are attributable to bad weather or other difficult conditions averaged in. Disc golf doesn't have to worry about this because rating is based off performance against your peers, rather than performance against the course.

The other reason is to remove fluke bad rounds or intentional sandbagging rounds. They actually go a step further to prevent sandbagging by more heavily weighting good tournament scores.

All in all it does about as good a job as you can rating a player, without using a system like Disc golf that compares your performance to your peers playing the same course the same day.
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Of course, the honest answer to Steve's question is that, if anyone labels a hole Par 2, players will play it exactly the same as they did when it was labeled Par 3.
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Of course, the honest answer to Steve's question is that, if anyone labels a hole Par 2, players will play it exactly the same as they did when it was labeled Par 3.
What if calling a hole Par 2 adds so much pressure that the scoring on it increases to where it should be called a par 3 again?
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What if calling a hole Par 2 adds so much pressure that the scoring on it increases to where it should be called a par 3 again?
Then the pressure would be off and it would go back to par 2. So, we would have an oscillating system: Par is 3 when it is labeled 2, and 2 when it is labeled 3.

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