Originally Posted by Scott
Why do you think that is? Do you think courses tend to play easier in weeklies? Or is it because there will be a different group/type of players (not sure how this factors in). Perhaps players would end up shooting better scores because they're playing the same course on a weekly basis.
I would suspect that *if* rated leagues are going to have an impact on the accuracy of the PDGA rating system, it will be due to a higher percentage of player rated rounds coming from 'home' courses than before. I seem to recall a PDGA rating recommendation that the system is "accurate enough" at 8 total rated rounds including at least four total courses. The league system could dramatically increase the number of rated rounds in a year at a single course, not necessarily representative of how a player plays overall (just how they play on that one course). I honestly don't know how much of an impact it will actually have on ratings, however.. after all, probably most of the players in the league will have similar 'home course advantage', meaning better scores all around, and not higher ratings.