They also shoot about the same as MPG and MM1 at many events.
Does that mean that we are playing different courses too ?
That's why I'm not convinced that the offset is a constant 75 throughout the group of women, from top to bottom. I would think as you get closer to the intermediate level, the offset between women and men would be less, but that's just a guess, given I have no statistics to back that up.
As far as people getting older, and the course getting harder for them, I think that is why the PGA has the senior circuit, because that is more fair to them. We don't have the population for that, but one day, if disc golf gets big enough so that there are senior-only events, we may to want to track the senior circuit differently from the pro circuit.
I'm trying to think of a sport that has ratings as opposed to rankings that are based on a different scale for men and women and I can't. Do you have some examples of another sport that is doing this ? Not as justification, I'm just curious how it works for them, and how they do it.
I'm trying to think of an example where men and women are in the same professional organization! That's how separate their ratings and rankings are. Obviously, the rest of the sports world actually sees the differences well enough that they not only see it necessary to rank them separately, but to organize them separately.
In golf, it's the men's PGA and the women's LPGA. These are different groups, with their own tournaments, rules, and statistics. I'm hardly proposing that. I'm just thinking a separate rating system would at least address what other sports have managed (in a much more drastic fashion) by having separate sports associations.
The only "sport" I can think of that rates women and men on the same scale is chess -- but that's because women and men are intellectual equals. So I don't see that as an analog to this situation. Women and men are not physical equals, and yet we're being rated on the same scale in a physical sport. That's my concern and one I think we can easily address, if we decide to.