What is the point of this thread?-Or any of the threads you start? They all follow the same pattern.
1. Ask basic question.
2. Get answers.
3. Introduce twist and tell people that theyre wrong.-And that your'e right.
This one had the added bonus of you continuing to act like a dick about an answer to your book question in an entirely separate thread.-We all noticed that you didnt actually have anything to say about the answer you were given and just continued to nitpick.
And @Golfingdad was right that you may as well look at any score on any hole and say it has an effect because it is added to your final score like the othrs.
Point of this thread was to find out how TST players future holes are effected by their opening hole, not to tell people they are wrong. The only reason I felt compelled to chime in after the opening post was when someone said something like- I always shot 80 whether I make a 2 or a 10 on the opening hole, so, NO, the way I play on the next 17 is the same regardless of how I play #1. Seems obvious to me you played a lot better on the next 17 if you came back to shoot 80 after opening with a 10 than you did when you opened with a 2.
Regarding the other thread, it seems I can't win- If I continue to argue, I am called a dick. If I let it go, I am still criticized.