The only beef I have with ratings is they are not updated often enough.
When will we have a real-time ratings system? With all the technology available now-a-days it seems like the PDGA is in the stone age.
I agree with Chuck on this one. Real-time is bad. In most sports you're looking at a number based on statistics. Number of hits divided by number of at bats. Number of rebounds divided by number of games. But with disc golf, it is a constant comparison to the players around you. This would throw everything into constant fluctuation and confusion.
For example you'd have players ratings for one event calculated based on ratings, but then a TD for an earlier event would turn in his stuff, would the more recent tournament change based on this new information? Would the other tournament be calculated with the newer more recent tournament included in the calculations?
This just doesn't work.