Re: Ask Chuck Kennedy
Perhaps this has been covered (sorry, I don't have time to read through all the posts). Last weekend I participated in the Riverside Open in Sumner, WA. At this tournament, the Pros and Ams play the same courses except for one hole. The one hole plays about 3/4 to 1 stroke harder for the Pros. In the second round I carded a 62 which garnered a rating of 966. The same score in Advanced garnered a 972 rating. Some other players have suggested that the reason behind this is that the ratings computer thinks that these are two totally different courses and thus only bases ratings based on how the players in that division played the course. However, in the first and third rounds in this tournament it rated identical scores in Advanced and Pro correctly (giving the Pros a slightly better rating). Any insight as to what may have caused the round two snafu? Also, if, indeed, the ratings are only calculated based on how players play it in the same division, what stops an Advanced player from racking up a 1000 rating in his divsion without ever being measured up against the pros if every tournament he plays in is on a different course from the Pros?