Originally Posted by Jeff Hemmerling
FYI, the PDGA defines "par" as the score a 1000-rated player would shoot. And every 10 rating points (+/- 2pts) equals a stroke. So par for SeaTac is between 56-57 (at least for the tourney you looked at). Hope that helps.
Do you have a link for this? I'm pretty sure that PDGA defines "scratch" scoring in this way but makes no mention of "par" when describing what you are talking about. At least none of the PDGA course design consultants (Houck, Kennedy, etc.) would describe par in this way.
If this was true, I would question why Feldberg shot 100 strokes under "par" at K'zoo worlds a couple of years ago. I believe PDGA uses this par calculator which factors in different skill levels
and to assign par on a hole by hole basis
based on player skill level: http://www.pdga.com/files/documents/ParGuidelines.pdf