Re: Birdshot mini nov. 1
There was a discussion on the PDGA website (I tried, but I couldn't find it) that talked about women getting rated rounds. Since women often play in small tournament fields, have fewer 800+ rated players, and often play from the short tee, women often have trouble getting their rounds rated. Therefore the PDGA will sometimes go out of their way to try and extrapolate round ratings for women. For example, say the women played the short tees in the 1st round but there were not enough gators in that round. The PDGA will sometimes look at the scores from the 2nd round that were played from the short tees. They will use these to somehow extrapolate ratings for the 1st round. They may also use other techniques, but I don't remember and couldn't find the discussion on the PDGA website.
Calculating ratings this way, is not as accurate. However the PDGA is trying to be responsive to people that want more rated rounds. Obviously the easiest solution is for the TD to insure that there are enough gators per round to get ratings for everyone. But this is not always practical.
I think the corrected Feb 2008 ratings are pretty close to being accurate. At least for the intermediate women.