Originally Posted by thediscinmusician
How is weather figured in to rating an event. For example...we were playing in an event yesterday. Play was normal til about 7 holes left to play and it began to pour and thunder, etc...well then shots that we'd normally throw 350' were now going 150'. Do you just base the ratings off of everyone elses score? Or is weather refigured in later on? Just wondering how all that works. Thanks Chuck!
ratings are based on how (tough or easy) any given round plays for the rated disc golfers who participate / propagate -- so weather (like all other factors) is accounted for through that filter.
it works on the principle that on average people shoot their average (as long as you have a large enough sample size / group). if you toss a coin twice you may find statistical anomalies. if you toss a coin 1 million times you are looking pretty much at 50-50. Casinos get rich on people expecting to beat the odds. iow, on average, for every disc golfer who shoots hotter than their average, there will be a disc golfer shooting worse than their average.