Originally Posted by jimimc
I want to start off saying I love the ratings and I'm convinced they're pretty accurate. I'm also not a math whiz and I don't even play one on TV, but wouldn't the rating system be even more accurate if you took out the top and bottom 10% of scores based on ratings. If 3 players in a field of say 30 just shoot lights out, say 40+ points above their rating, doesn't that have a huge effect on the rest of the field compared to those same 3 players having a really off day and shooting 40+ points below their rating.
Actually, we would prefer to not drop any rounds. However, the problem is that players can control whether they shoot a really poor round but not whether they shoot a really good round. So we have to drop some low rated rounds to account for players giving up or forcibly tanking a round. Only 1 in 50 rounds gets dropped which amounts to about one round every 3 years for the average PDGA member.