Grimm wrote: Chase20460 wrote:
Detra319 wrote:There is also a major difference between the career advanced player and the guy honestly trying to move up.
Who here is a career advanced player? Most of these guys doing well work full time jobs, go to school and have families at home. Several more have only been playing for a few years.
Maybe more people should be moving down. Maybe alot of people that think they should be playing "for the money" should be doing some plastic stacking of thier own.
I completely agree Chase. I'm playing open this weekend and they that's all unless I'm feeling really comfortable about the course and th field of players. There is no reason to play open for me if I am not going to be able to complete.
Look, I am not saying you shouldnt play where you WANT to play. Its your choice to do so. What I am saying is playing by the guidelines set forth by the PDGA is fine.
Bottom line ( imo ) for Pro/Open ...if your a:
950-960 rated player: Can compete locally and regionally on reg basis.
960-980 rated player: Can get hot and shock...regionally
980-1000 rated player: Can cash mid level in National events, win B-Cs
1010-1020: Should finish near top or Win on National stage- A-Tiers,ect.
1020+: Can compete on World Stage and succeed- Majors
Thats now. What about in 5 years? I dont disagree that guys in the 950 or higher range can get hot and do damage to the course. They can compete in our events and most in Illinois and Iowa. Thats great if thats your goal. The quality of 950 player in Iowa ( imo ) is more like a 960-970 player most days. The fields are small and almost everyone is going to keep pace, like Clue said above. If that isnt your goal, learn how to play in the teaching divisions.
Ill use the disclaimer Im basing this largely off myself and a few other players. I know Im no all star, but I feel I am a better player than my rating reflects...except for consistency issues...which kinda makes it right.. considering consistency is probably the most important factor in playing pro level golf.
Im also not saying a 980-1000 rated golfer cant win a big event. Im saying its going to be very difficult.