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Re: Stats

Posted: Sat Nov 12, 2011 11:02 pm
by DannyWhite
Add my name to the list of EAGLES on 16. Playing with Morgan and a group of out-of-towners.
Destroyer (Flick), Destroyer (Flick), 35ft Putt
It happened a couple of weeks ago but forgot to post it then.

Re: Stats

Posted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 12:54 am
by Morgan
New stats from Battle #10, scroll to the bottom of this page.

http://www.hyzercreek.com/stats.htm

It shows new holes 15 and 17 are clearly par 4. If most pros get a 4, and more get 5 than 3, it's clearly a par 4.

Those stats show the eagles and aces also.

Re: Stats

Posted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 5:46 am
by MichiganJeff
Didn't you ace 7 also?

Re: Stats

Posted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 6:09 pm
by Morgan
Yupper, Danny White is the witness

Re: Stats

Posted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 9:48 am
by DannyWhite
PGDA gave my round two score of 52 at the Battle of Saratoga X a rating of 1037.

SWEET!

Re: Stats

Posted: Mon Nov 05, 2012 7:50 pm
by Morgan
Highest round rating in the history of DisCap!!!

Re: Stats

Posted: Sun May 19, 2013 10:12 am
by Morgan
http://www.hyzercreek.com/stats.htm

Updated stats page to include April Showers 8. Scroll all the way to the bottom of the page.

Gives a good idea the pars on the holes. The "par" for a hole should be at the center of the bell curve. So 14 is really par 3/4 but the others are pretty clear from the stats.

Re: Stats

Posted: Tue May 21, 2013 5:59 am
by Morgan
Hole 15 might be par 5 instead of 4. The average for pros is 4.52 and the way the scores are scewed, the most common score is 4 but there were lots of 5, 6, and even a few 7 and 8, and VERY few 3 so maybe it's a par 5 hole. What do you think?

Re: Stats

Posted: Tue May 21, 2013 7:45 am
by Scoontar
If your course was in Skylands. It would be a Par 5.

Re: Stats

Posted: Tue May 21, 2013 8:08 am
by timdef
i always curse "new" 15 and always swear it should be a 5... but I'm not very good. i've 4'd it only a handful of times. it might be too forgiving calling it a 5. partcularly when you consider 16, a waaaay different hole is also 5

Re: Stats

Posted: Tue May 21, 2013 8:37 am
by kenjiac
2 good shots gives you a birdie putt. It's definitely a 4.

Re: Stats

Posted: Tue May 21, 2013 8:41 am
by timdef
kenjiac wrote:2 good shots gives you a birdie putt. It's definitely a 4.


i agree. i just struggle (being not very good) to put it all together! 8-)

Re: Stats

Posted: Tue May 21, 2013 10:39 am
by Morgan
It's not a matter of opinion. It's a matter of stats.

Re: Stats

Posted: Tue May 21, 2013 10:43 am
by timdef
Morgan wrote:It's not a matter of opinion. It's a matter of stats.


a perspective I appreciate!

Re: Stats

Posted: Tue May 21, 2013 2:44 pm
by Morgan
I just did the averages for each hole, pro and adv men only, average of 94 rounds:



hole 1 2.74
hole 2 2.68
hole 3 2.52
hole 4 3.41
hole 5 4.82
hole 6 2.59
hole 7 2.82
hole 8 3.99
hole 9 3.72
hole 10 3.12
hole 11 2.64
hole 12 4.16
hole 13 2.89
hole 14 3.61
hole 15 4.57
hole 16 5.33
hole 17 4.32
hole 18 3.04

Re: Stats

Posted: Tue May 21, 2013 3:28 pm
by Morgan
The simplest kind of stats is to simply round off:

hole 1 2.74=3
hole 2 2.68=3
hole 3 2.52=3
hole 4 3.41=3
hole 5 4.82=5
hole 6 2.59=3
hole 7 2.83=3
hole 8 3.99=4
hole 9 3.72=4
hole 10 3.12=3
hole 11 2.64=3
hole 12 4.16=4
hole 13 2.89=3
hole 14 3.61=4
hole 15 4.57=5
hole 16 5.33=5
hole 17 4.32=4
hole 18 3.04=3

hole 9 becomes par 4 and hole 15 becomes par 5. Hole 9 actually has a higher average than 14!

The par for the course would be 65.

But it's not that simple.

Re: Stats

Posted: Tue May 21, 2013 5:21 pm
by Morgan
In ball golf, they determine par almost entirely by yardage. They adjust a little here and there for elevation and slope and stuff, but it's basically all about the yardage. That doesn't apply in disc golf. The longest hole at Hyzer is 12 which is 710 feet and is 100% par 4 in every way, and hole 16 is only 461 feet but averages 5.33 so go figure

Re: Stats

Posted: Tue May 21, 2013 6:46 pm
by timdef
there's an old saying...

lies, damn lies, and statistics -- in that order

Re: Stats

Posted: Wed May 22, 2013 3:09 pm
by Ven
Go for the simple par 65. I always thought 9 should be a 4

Re: Stats

Posted: Wed May 22, 2013 3:29 pm
by Ven
Morgan wrote:In ball golf, they determine par almost entirely by yardage. They adjust a little here and there for elevation and slope and stuff, but it's basically all about the yardage. That doesn't apply in disc golf. The longest hole at Hyzer is 12 which is 710 feet and is 100% par 4 in every way, and hole 16 is only 461 feet but averages 5.33 so go figure

To get more complicated ball golf does adjust pars for hills. At Orchard Creek 14 is an uphill par 4 261 and 15 is downhill par 3 257.
This brings up my rant that disc golf is much easier than old golf. Except old golf rarely has trees in the fairway (except Mohonk #9 a par 5 478 with two massive pines in the fairway guarding the green.)

From http://golf.about.com/od/handicaps/f/faq_parlengths.htm
The current guidelines for men are
Par 3 - Up to 250 yards
Par 4 - 251 to 470 yards
Par 5 - 471 yards to 690 yards
Par 6 - 691 yards or more

And for women:

Par 3 - Up to 210 yards
Par 4 - 211 to 400 yards
Par 5 - 401 to 575 yards
Par 6 - 575 yards or more

It's important to note that the USGA guidelines are not, in fact, based on actual yards, but on a hole's "effective playing length." Effective playing length is one of the factors taken into account when a course is given its USGA Course Rating and USGA Slope Rating.

Effective playing length, and why it's used in these guidelines, is pretty easy to understand. Say a hole's actual yardage is 508 yards. That hole, by its actual yards, might be a par-5. But what if the hole plays downhill all the way? Its effective playing length might be closer to 450 yards. Therefore, a hole whose actual length might make some think it should be par-5 really only plays like a par-4. According to the guidelines above, that hole would be a par-4 (the guidelines are not hard and fast rules, by the way, but simply ... well, guidelines).

Prior to the introduction of effective playing length into course ratings, the guidelines were based on actual yards. It's interesting to see how they've changed over the years. We have three examples below; in each case, the yardages listed are for men:

1911
Par 3 - Up to 225 yards
Par 4 - 225 to 425 yards
Par 5 - 426 to 600 yards
Par 6 - 601 yards or more

1917
Par 3 - Up to 250 yards
Par 4 - 251 to 445 yards
Par 5 - 446 to 600 yards
Par 6 - 601 yards or more

1956
Par 3 - Up to 250 yards
Par 4 - 251 to 470 yards
Par 5 - 471 yards or more

Re: Stats

Posted: Wed May 22, 2013 5:12 pm
by Ven
Disc golf could add another yardage factor because of extreme dog legs like 8 and 9 to factor in that no one can park a drive from tee #9. You have to add a par because you can only park a drive on the 2nd shot, and that's a par 4. Park a drive on the first shot and it's a par 3.