what we dont know... is WGT giving you and others credit for beating legitimate champs n TC on the same criteria as beating inexperienced or red tee champs n TC?
I'd be pretty sure all results against champs are treated the same. Why would WGT complicate things for themselves in this way?
Lets say they did, we know that some don't like playing in windy conditions. So does a windy score from red tees at Pinehurst rank lower or higher than no wind and back tees at BB? In general does a score at EH rank higher than one at WC? Red tees would be just one of a few variables that could be looked at and at some point it becomes about opinions, what tier folk are is simple.
When i have played higher stakes, i sometimes look at ranked rounds on back tee courses versus the players average. You see some with averages in the 40's and low 50's with scores in the low to mid 30's for 9 holes. The two dont add up the same. But beating that player suggest i beat a TC when they may just be an average legend in reality.
I've recently seen players with low averages, usually they still have scores like 4 included in them from whatever that bug was doing. That said looking at my score history I had to go down a few to find a sub 30 9 holes and there was a 34 in there but also a 18 hole 53. If I keep scoring like that my average will be 53 not the (roughly) 61 it should be. It's just the way it is with saturated avergaes.
What stands out to me in this conversation about mobile promotion is that WGT are not giving any indication of what's needed at each, or any, stage/tier. Well they didn't on the flash game either.
What happened was people recorded what they did at each tier and said at the next promotion, others refined the requirements (by having the average but not the rr's for example) and gradually the knowledge of precisely what was needed was confirmed. There are still some unknown nuances but the basics are clear.
I know it would be harder but the same could probably be done in the mobile game. My impression of the mobile game is of 3 hole match play, there are doubtless lots of other ways to play too but to concentrate there. Say folk recorded each win and included what tier it was against, it may be something as simple as 3pts for two tiers above etc and a certain number of points for the promotion. Clearly it wont be that simple (as folk will play various things) but it must be possible with enough data, folk would need to record everything. With limited mobile access (none?) to the main forum one of the big mobile cc's would probably need to do it.
I think I tried to get too much in there and ended with a bit of a muddle rather than helping much :-/