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PDGA Round Ratings, are the flawed. I ask this because a friend of mine who recently played in a tournament with me. We noticed that our ratings arent coming out the same as Adv. and Open players, even though we shot the same course, the same day. For example. I recently shot a 48 the first round and got a round rating of 961. For the same course only played that afternoon an Adv. player got a 984 for the same 48. We discussed this and talked about it for awhile, the only thing we could come up is that they look at Adv players differently than they do Inter. and some how have a calculation that do that nerfs Inter. round ratings. Any thoughts, any ideas, any info that anyone can provide so that I understand what is going on with ratings. I would be very thankful.

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I've heard that the(PDGA) base the round ratings off the best Open score for the day..That way they can account for the weather ect.....the PDGA website is not to striat forward on the subject....if you shoot 961 as open, then it would make sense that an Adv. should get a 984 for beating your score Open Vs. Adv...i think...just my ideas and thoughts
Everyone who has an established rating over 799, based on at least 8 rounds, helps generate the unofficial round ratings for a specific course layout from their score regardless what division they play. Normal statistical variance can cause the rating for the same score on the same layout to vary up to 30 points from round to round but there can also be even larger variance from differences in wind between rounds and a few other less important factors.

Also, it's possible the TD did not properly upload the scores and assign course layouts properly in cases where different divisions played different tees or courses that round so the round ratings are not correct. However, once the official ratings are done by the PDGA, the scores from all rounds on the same layout are combined if the weather was similar so that all players get the same rating for the same score on the same layout regardless what round they played that layout.

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