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July 9, 2002 06:57
Message ID: 20020709100614.A10448@gilgamesh.sympatico.ca
On Tue, Jul 09, 2002 at 06:55:21AM -0500, Dave Hoover wrote:
> I'd like to mention that alien-in-training, Markko Nippula, who
> hasn't finished with anything worse than a -6 Y-index since TPR(0,1) has a
> Y-index of 143. That is the downfall of the Y-index, if your first outing
> is bad, you're screwed for life.
Hmmm... I hear your complain, and find it not entierely unfounded.
Let's see. I propose the following amendment to the calculation
of the y-index. For a hole, the computation of the y-index
remains the same, but the final score, if higher than 10,
is capped at 10. Ten is high enough to make one feel miserable
for a wee bit of time, but low enough not to screw the hapless
golfer for life.
Marko, for example, would be down to -4.7, which is not bad
(and Dave would be, uh, still at 5. Bad, I know, but I can't
do miracles ;) )
And, if we feel over-fancy, we could also inject some
moving averageness in there too...
You don't get to choose how you're going to die. Or when.
You can only decide how you're going to live. Now.
-- Joan Boer