they could have left it at 66 . One still has to saturate .
Think it over please.
An average is not just a number, it's a calculation from a pool of scores. Would you want to keep the Tour Pro scores in your bag while moving on as a Master? It wouldn't help, IMHO, while aiming at a 63 average to become a TM.
To me, "Master at 66" is a wee display glitch, 66 being the final TP average while the Master techincally doesn't have one before his first score.
To me, "Master at 66" is a wee display glitch,
If you start the Master tier at 67 . Working your way up as a Tour Pro . The game gets harder . To have to work your ave down from that 67 to a 63 to become a Tour Master is quite a feat . But to have to go back to what you were as a Pro . With 72 . You are then having to work back down through 2 tier requirements . To accomplish Tour Master . Assuming that happens as a norm for most everyone At every tier . Essentially they are playing each tier twice .
Think of this . With a 66 ave . Your next round is a 71 . Your ave moves up . But not to 71 . Your next round is 69 . Your ave moves up . And will continue steadily moving up . Until you get your new tier figured out . And your saturation fulfilled .
This system is a steady climb up as it is . To keep your hard earned average for that steady climb . At each tier level . Does not give one any advantage . Does not give anything away . Or make it easier .
Could possibly reduce that 10 year tier climb . To 9 years and 3 months .
And that is the wrong direction . They found a way to stretch it out . And get more revenue . Very good plan by the marketing guy .
Get the player nervous . Lengthen the tee . Don't tell him that his new ave depends on the score of this round . Even without knowing . They knew the odds were that it would be a terrible round . Then double wammy when he sees his ave jump dramatically .
Lol . Now he's pissed off . Guaranteed to purchase twice as many balls . And he decided he needed the balls that cost $ 1.50 more than the last ones .
And Geez these guys are hitting them long . Guess it's time for new equipment .
WGT knows all this . And then some .
Would have had nearly the same results by leaving the ave alone . And he wouldn't be as mad .