Because it's not a "vast" difference.
Well, again, you're seeing a "vast" difference where there really isn't one. So that's coloring your whole way of thinking here. The course ratings aren't very different, and that's MUCH more likely to result in changes to scoring.
And, you don't get to see their notes, but you can essentially re-create them. They're just a bunch of numbers, many of which are empirical. You can measure the depth of bunkers, their proximity to greens, and stuff like that.
Which means they've probably done it correctly.
The problem with rules and laws is whether or not they can be enforced.
Imagine the scenes if people were asked to hand over their personal devices. It would cause more problems than it solved.
To me, the more worrying thing is that people are missing out on the experience of actually being there. It's not about the player, it's about the photographer. Really, who is interested in your shot of player x? Or your crappy picture of the Mona Lisa? It's just a pathetic quest for personal validation; I was there, so I must be important.... or at least, exist.
Why would the slope difference be so vast on the highlighted course setups?
Score records show an equal scoring average with over 7k rounds recorded.
I guess I'm not seeing the big picture in course ratings by the team who rated our course.
With out there notes, we have no idea how they reach these ratings.
I've looked at several other course ratings and there are courses which have similar differences.
So, I guess it's not uncommon.
I’d say there was a little karma involved.
One of the four on Friday , I also played with on Wednesday, I was bemoaning my perceived bad luck ( he actually said he’d never seen anyone get so many bad bounces , lies etc) when approaching the 9th green my Garmin watch beeped and said “ your day is looking up” which guess was a reference to the amount of steps i’d taken.
I let out a sarcastic chuckle and showed him the watch, I’m sure he didn’t really understand why it said that, but he said maybe your luck will change .
The tenth is stroke hole 1 longest par 4 on the course, I hit a really good drive,just behind the 150marker, but a poor second.
It was heading for the front right corner when it landed , bounce left a little and went in!
First time I’ve eagled that particular hole