Originally Posted by Pizzel
I am bit worried that the SSA you are basing this week's ratings points per stroke choice isn't accurate. It sounds like we are not playing either of the BSF layouts. Rather, we are playing a modified winter layout on the East Course. If this is correct, the course we are playing should be significantly easier than the BSF East Course in many ways (eg: distance, less OB in play, etc...). I would guess that the SSA for what is in the ground, and playing the AM pad on the long hole, should be around 56. If this is correct, shouldn't we be using a ratings point per stroke of 9 or 10?
Your argument would hold more weight if you knew what the SSA breakdowns were for Ratings Points per Stroke instead of just guessing. The history of what I call Milo Long has the average SSA at 59.32 so we have 1.32 to lose before the SSA drops the RP/S to eight.
I have long wanted to set the RP/S to the actual SSA shot on the course that day, but people have always wanted to know what the RP/S are before the match. In this case we could move the RP/S from 8 to 9 if the course plays easier like you say it will. I am pretty confident that the SSA will be 58.00 or above, thus the 8 RP/S that I have set.
One of the improvements to the score-sheet I have instituted is the ability to change one cell and change the RP/S for either the morning or the afternoon rounds. So you can play with the "What If" scenarios all day long...but most matches do not turn on the 1 RP/S difference.