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David Greenwell (left) interviews Dave Feldberg at the 2012 Memorial Championship. Photo: PDGA

Editor's note: This is the second in a three-part series from Disc Golf Hall of Fame member and PDGA Ratings Committee Chair Chuck Kennedy that explores and analyzes how historic performances can be compared. Read Part 1 here.

Your PDGA Player Rating (PR) is a number that shows how close your average round scores are compared to the course rating, called the Scratch Scoring Averages (SSA), of the courses you’ve played in competition. Players who average the SSA on courses played will have a rating of 1000 and are considered “scratch players”. A player who averages scores lower than SSAs on course they’ve played will have a rating over 1000. There are less than 200 players in the world with ratings of 1000 and higher.

Here’s a grid showing the distribution of PDGA ratings of PDGA members, current and non-current, who played at least one rated round during 2016: