What is Par supposed to mean and what level player should be able to shoot it?
I dont think making birdies on more than half the hole is how golf is meant to be played!
I guess it boils down to whether or not someone thinks par is a bad score.
On a course where a pro can go -12, a par would be a bad score and I just don’t think thats how golf and scoring for the sport is meant to be.
It supposed to be really good to par most of the holes and bird a few in golf and try and bogey as few as possible.
I know I felt good at Ozark when I made good pars on some of the par 4’s and 5’s.
heck I felt good when I made a good bogey
Most people i know who play ball golf are 10-18 handicap.
This means they shoot 80-90 and I never hear any of them complain the course they played is to too hard.
In fact they like to play the hardest courses they can find and enjoy the challenge.
Unless you are a pro you shouldn’t expect to shoot under par, in golf or disc golf, but thats my opinion.
An advance am Rated 940, which is about a 12 or so handicap at Ozark may think the course is too hard because they cant shoot under when they typically can on most par 54 courses.
In my opinion a scratch disc golfer should be rated 1000 ( meaning they average par on tournament level courses). A 940 rated golfers shouldn’t be shooting under pay in fact they should rarely shoot under par.
At par 72 each stroke is only worth 4-5 points so a 10 would be a 1040 – 1050 and a 10 over would be 950-960.
somehow in disc golf 955 is considered pro, I don’t understand why this wouldn’t be 1000, with each stroke worth 5 rating points. if your a 995 your a 1 handicap If your a 10 handicap you would be a 950??
One thing that confuses me is if the par is 54,( like most courses) and a player can shoot 12 under each stroke would be worth 12 points. shooting a -12 might only be a 1040 rated round and a player that shoots par would get a rating of 888.
A few under par is something only a REALLY good ball golfer can shoot, but in disc golf a player that has only been playing a few months could possibly shoot under par even on a course set up for pros.
Why is a ball golfer happy t o break into the 70’s ( >8 over) after 10 years of playing but a disc golfer expects to shoot under par after only a few months???