Originally Posted by gvan
Originally Posted by ERicJ
On a related note... any progress towards locking the display of those player ratings to the players' ratings at the time the event was played? That way when you go back and look at old tournaments it doesn't show 950-rated players in REC divisions.
I'm not sure I'd like this. When there is a ratings update, I can go to a local tournament and see how all my friends ratings improved (hopefully). I like that better than looking people up one by one.
The other indirect benefit the present system has is that you can look up the current player rating of any player, even if that player isn't current on their PDGA membership.
E.g. Casey Guthrie #28668 isn't a current member (as of this writing):
"This player's PDGA membership is not current. Individual statistics, including player ratings and tournament history, are a benefit of PDGA membership."
But a simple Google search
will return 50+ pages of tournament results that all show Casey's current rating is 964.
However, for accurate historical data it makes no sense to show current player ratings for old tournaments. Look at the REC division results below from a tournament three years ago
... 15 of the top 25 finishers are currently rated over 900. How stupid does that look now? It'd be more informative if those results showed the sub-900 player ratings that those players had at that time.