Originally Posted by Yorkshiretea
Hey Mark, I shoot both every Sunday so I know what the difference is and have the spreadsheet with the % difference on, I can actually point to the real word difference (8%) and that's my main point. Which one helps people come on? 40 offers more choice of the target spread so to speak.
You're changing the subject from length of course to course design, yes a 40 shot course should help with target spread, in reality it's down to the guys who put the course out wether the course is well ballanced or not, increasing the targets does NOT equal ballanced course.
Helping people come on from a purely course design standpoint is having a course that suites a person current ability level, with targets that are not too hard for them so they can learn and not be discouraged.