Tracy, would you like to chime in about ratings creep?
But seriously? A 44 on a par 60? They play a different game than most of us can imagine.
Laughs, yeah ratings creep, 1200's here they come!
44 on that layout is freakishly good. But par 60? imo, 1000 rated should reflect par; so 58. But just looking at the overhead layout at FH, 54/55 looks more accurate to me. *shrug* But that's with me counting holes as partial pars. There are a some 2.5's and even some 2.25's on that course. I can't see elevation change nor do I know the prevailing winds there.
But no one looks at a course that way but me. If you look at the layout for Wyco next weekend and set par the same way they did at FH, Wyco (with 2 added holes, both par 3s) would be par 68. But I'll call it par 62. With lighter winds than recent years, 60 is my prediction for 1000 rated 1st round at the K-U-W
Side note: I watched an interview with Jack Nicklaus where he stated his opinion on the juiced up modern golf balls. He believes they should be dialed back so 10's of thousands of courses could once again become relevant in the sport. It refreshed my thoughts on speed limited disc events. No, not Super Class. But limit to say disc speed 9 or less.