for those that ask these essay questions during the round :http://www.pdga.com/faq/ratings
this particular answer could be useful for those who gamble with lower rated players :How do you use the rating numbers for handicapping?
Every throw equals about 10 rating points on a typical 18-hole course from the long tees. If your scores average 10 throws over SSA, your rating will be 100 points lower than 1000 which would be 900. So a player with rating of 950, who is about 5 throws better than a player with a 900 rating, should probably spot the 900 rated player about 4 to 5 throws if they are trying to level the playing field for the round.