Originally Posted by all2common
Mike, how exactly are you totaling the points? Is it .5 points per stroke or something similar to value in stroke count? Also, do you have time to roll out an update before the Willy O?
The values of the strokes are calculated based on the max score and min score in each division and where your score falls within that range. The points are not the same at each event for each stroke because it varies greatly on the play of the division. However it is normalized such that the winner will always acheive 100 points and each person below them will be less than 100.
So this is the calculation: remember this is per division......[(max score)-(min score)]/your score = score factor
(your score factor)*100/(max Score Factor)= points
Thats why if you look at certain divisions in certain tournaments the scoring is very tight so the overall change between Max and Min score is a small value and therefore everyone has a point total of 90 or better, however other instances show a large range in the Max to Min score and the points total is spread out more down to a value in the seventies. I know it is not very easy to figure out what you need to score or place to finish in to win or get a certain overall placement but it does encourage you to fight for every stroke because it will effect your overall point total.
For instance if in a tournament you are in second place by 3 strokes and have 3 strokes on third place with two holes to go. It would be very easy to assume that you will not catch first place and you could just cruise into second place, but second place does not guarantee 99 points it depends on how well you shoot in comparison to the leader so instead of just playing real conservative the player may try to reel in some throws and it benefits them to do so, in the points assigned by placement there is no incentive to push any harder you can only get 99 points.
I am working on the update this week but work is getting in the way!