Originally Posted by MEfree
It really doesn`t seem that hard to re-rate a course...we were asked to do this in the forward tees experiment and given the yardage guidelines to do so. That was potentially harder because some people were playing in front of the shortest men`s tees. In the example I gave, I was playing BETWEEN two sets of rated tees, so I knew the range that the rating should fall in. Adjusting rating for yardage changes seems much easier than using your best judgement to decide whether a course is playing differently enough to justify not turning in scores.
So it which of the following situations would you NOT turn in a score because the conditions change the way the course plays? (I know you answered some already, but wanted to try to make as comprehensive a list as possible)
1. Aerated greens
2. Aerated fairways
3. Early season bumpy greens
4. Early season fairways that are not in good conditions
5. Wet fairways- not casual water, but much wetter than normal
6. Rock hard fairways
7. Wet greens- not casual water, but holding much more than normal
8. Rock hard greens (either from lack of water or because they are frozen under the surface layer, something I have experienced recently)
9. Much stronger winds than normal
10.Much lighter winds than normal
11.Much colder temps than normal
12.Much hotter temps than normal
13.Heavy rain, hail or other severe weather
14.Much harder pin placements than normal
15.Much easier pin placements than normal
16.Much longer rough than normal
17.Much shorter rough than normal.
In some cases, I would imagine that it depends on how many holes are affected. I tend to turn in all my scores except with a lot of temp greens (which I have not encountered in recent years)...is this wrong?