Originally Posted by all2common
I too used to believe in "playing your rating". That was until my rating kept getting lower and lower while playing MA2. At that rate, I felt like I was going to be MA2 for life! Then I moved to MA1 where all the people have better ratings. Once I got over that realization that I'm just as good as those guys, and worked on my consistency, that I'd be competitive in that division. So far, although not in the top 3 ever, I feel that I've been competitive. And my rating has gone up and will do so in the near future.
Uhhh, I've played a few rounds with all2common, there seems to be a something he left out on that testimony.... he failed to mention that the reason his rating was going down, was that he just sucked; flat out sucked
Just kidding there... I believe there is a certain concept that is behind playing up. Some of us are playing up one division and claiming that osmosis works, which is true most of the time... however I believe this conversation started from the concept of playing 2-3 divisions up, not one, so hence the testimony given recently only applies to those who play up one division, not two...
The reason I haven't played up in ADV most of this year is the simple fact that I keep playing in tournaments at courses that I have little to zero experience at..
And I kinda hoped to play the short layout twice at Dexter, which I have never been able to play half the holes in their shorter pin placements, which I believe MA2 to play twice, I hope...