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Re: The Santa Claus Golf Apocalypse

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Piers Cawley
December 3, 2001 05:37
Re: The Santa Claus Golf Apocalypse
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"Bernie Cosell" <> writes:

> In the interest of spaking as much creativity [and angst..:o)] as 
> possible, I think that publishing the hole-leaders reveals too much info 
> [e.g., John Doe now knows that he's beaten on 1 but the-best on 3,4,5, 
> and so can focus SOLELY on finding a trick to shave 1, rather than having 
> to look _everywhere_ to cut strokes].
> Instead, I think that just publishing the aggregate best-score is the 
> right amount of info to disclose: It lets the leaders know that there are 
> *better* solutions to some of their holes than theirs, but not give 
> ANYONE a hint about where to look to shave the strokes...  [actually, 
> this isn't *quite* true, but to first order it is if it is not updated 
> too often].

What is currently blowing my mind is that Eugene is only leader on one
hole. Wonder what the 'best of breed' score is.


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