Wednesday, 8 June 2011
The Scratch Players World Amateur Ranking (SPWAR) has implemented a ranking compilation method change.
This adjustment became effective June 6.
SPWAR points awarded were previously aged (eroded) in semi-annual increments.
Such points aging is now quarterly.
Max variance of ranking position within top 200 before & after adjustment was less than 35 spots.
Most players moved up or down 5 or fewer spots in the SPWAR.
SPWAR has always covered last 2 years and is the only world am ranking for more than 1 year.
SPWAR and OWGR (pros) both cover last 2 years and age points at least quarterly.
No other attempt at a world amateur ranking ages points.
SPWAR has aged points since January 1 of 2008.
Ranking now increases emphasis on “what have you done lately”.
Finishes up to 2 years old still have value but at a reduced level.
Ranking will be slightly more “volatile” than previously.
The SPWAR also now lists more ranked players as points cut off was reduced (20 to 10).
SPWAR has always listed more amateurs than any other ranking worldwide.
The SPWAR currently website lists over 5800 amateurs.
Over 2000 others with at least 1 point remain unlisted.
There are over 8000 amateurs in the ranking database.
No other ranking of golfers at any level is even close.
For an in-depth explanation of the SPWAR, see www.scratchplayers.org/ranking.news.description.html.
The SPWAR remains:
+ Scratch Players World Amateur Golf Rankings