JGS Rankings and how there calculated
I am looking at JGS rankings and how there calculated. It looks like they my have tweaked them again this year. I am sure this happens all the time because a lot people are gaming the system when they can.
Some things I noticed when start to look at the numbers deeper.
- The biggest gainer in the beginning is lower average score. I believe this accounts for 65%. To me it looks like the lower your average is relative to par and slope the better your ranking is going to be. Also since the bottom scores ( I seen two numbers 25% or 15%) doesn't count the more tournaments you play the lower your score is going to get.
- Winning or placing in tournaments may matters more then strength of field. From what I see you can beat some kids all the time in large tournaments but if they play small tournaments and win they get a boost in rankings.
- Longer the course the better
- The above is really only for girls above 1000 and probably boys above 2500 levels to get below that you need to play higher ranking invitational tournaments ( By this time you are already on the road to rank well).
I also seen Moving up too early will kill your ranking and I seen that more then once. However playing up a few tournaments will actually help it because it will increase strength of tournament but the scores will not count . It's all very confusing and a lot half truths which makes it hard to navigate.