Definitely need to pick and choose your spots.
thanks for sharing your chart #aussiemick11. The one I worked on similar to yours is broken up into different sections so that one is not as clear how I organized the information. Your's does that pretty well.
It is why I shared the easier version of projecting profit. I modified the 18 hole with a 9 hole version as well. That said, here is an example I was referring to and you point out.
Currently in the Legend tier there are a couple 100 credit RG's.
One is 9 holes the other is 18. Now the 9 hole layout is on Olympic and I feel I can play the L61 ball there, but the 18 hole RG is on Congo which has elevated greens. When I played Congo last year in the VT, I couldn't get the L61 ball to bite into those elevated C13 greens to give me more reasonable looks at birdie, so I had to upgrade to the L96 TM.
But if you look at the 18 hole chart for 100 credit RG's you will quickly notice, my expected profit margin drops quite a bit for a ball upgrade over 18 holes with a 100 entry fee. -- So, for me and where my game is right now, it isn't a smart choice to spend roughly 170 credits to win 30 with a top 5-10 finish.
Again, another factor right now in Legend tier RG's is heavy winds... sometimes you need good heavy winds to post a reasonable score. In the BOP5 event, I recently had what felt like almost entirely headwinds giving me very few looks at eagle and I had to scramble for birdie or par. It was a tough round and while my WGT earnings increased, I actually lost credits on that round in particular.
Contrast that when you get favorable heavy winds in BOP5 you are more than likely shooting 18 -20 under and securing even a top 3 spot. Sometimes, you just need your average to cover your overall cost and still make some headway.
I can try to post the 9 hole as well if anyone is interested. these are copy and pasted so sometimes, I have to tweak them to get them to look reasonable in the forum.