Meet at the basketball court near Jay Lively at 3:45, we will try to tee off by 4:00. Check out the latest McPherson handicap averages.
Here is how it works:
The first time a player comes out, he/she establishes their handicap (average) for the course. The cost is $1 and that player is not eligible for prizes that day. After you have an established handicap, the cost per league is $5. At the end of the round, all the scores are entered and everyone’s handicap is calculated. We pay out the top 40-45% each week in new discs and other prizes.
Every other week we use one of two methods to determine the groupings (usually foursomes). One week is random draw and the next is sorted by average scores so the groupings are tournament-like.
Here is an example of the results from a couple of weeks ago:http://flagstaffdiscgolf.org/2013/08/10/league-results-81013/
So, if a player is averaging 58.5 (+4.5) and shoots a 54 (even par), then his/her result for that league is -4.5
Here are the current averages at McPherson:http://flagstaffdiscgolf.org/mcpherson-handicap-scores/
After a player has ten recorded scores, the system drops the highest and lowest, averaging the remaining eight. If a player averages under par (which is 54), their remaining handicap is 80% of their average. For example, is a player averages 5-under 49, their handicap is 50.
We are now paying out in a tiered system. Before the payout, the field is divided in two according to handicap scores. The top 40-45% of each field is payed out.
We usually have a closest-to-the-pin prize and an optional ace pool and birdie club.