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Y-index calculation

July 9, 2002 06:57
Y-index calculation
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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
at all...

	(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...

	Comments? Opinions?


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