Originally Posted by Fats
Does the established par of a course for a tourney have any bearing on ratings, or does it only matter your score relative to everyone else? Last week I shot my second round (tentatively 1001-rated) on a course that was a par 58. Unfortunately the TD copied the par from the first round (56) for that 2nd round, so instead of finishing the tourney at +1, I finished at +3.
Personally I don't care at all about the + or - strokes, but will the rating be at all different when the proper par is allocated to that final round (knowing it's only a difference of two strokes)?
With the sole exception of application of section 1.5B(1) (par+4 for late arrival), par is irrelevant in disc golf. It has no bearing on ratings whatsoever. If the ratings change at all, it won't be because of the par, it will be some other factor.