Originally Posted by Wes Hansen
Can you take a moment and address the difference between pdga and tdg ratings.
Are our tdg ratings so much higher because the field has a lower overall rating, or...?
* I THINK * They are higher than the pdga ratings because we are using the original spreadsheet the pdga used to calculate ratings. From what I've heard the new formulas address the creep factor much better than the original ones did. I do not think that Chuck Kennedy (or whoever is in charge of the ratings file) is letting the current spreadsheet out of house.
But in truth the math is higher than I understand, so I am just relating things I've heard from various conversations I've had about this topic.
I also think that because we have fun and the competition isn't as hard core as it can be in a PDGA tourney, that fewer players experience the bad round that brings most pdga ratings down.
My tdg rating for the year has only risen 5 points from my pdga rating, but I have been very inconsistent with my play this year.