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Will there be a Android version available soon?
I don't think my touch is new enough to run it. But I have friends with the I phone4 that would jump on it if I told them it got good reviews.... but like Josh we will play more then 6 in a group from time to time. You should up it to 8 or 10, remember there are millions of discgolfers and only around 40,000 living PDGA members, so your target audience shouldn't be PDGA players.
Not to hijack the thread but.... This is what I see the major problem with the PDGA is, when it comes time to make a decision the PDGA caters to the few instead of the masses.
While I understand you are the ruling body over tournament/competitive discgolf, that should not be your main concern when creating stuff you plan on marketing to the public.
Is there an additional fee for non-members? LOL, j/k.
I am a member just not active, and I know what you do for the discgolf community Chuck and we appreciate it , so don't take this personally.
Just thought I would touch on the subject.
I don't think we want to encourage groups over 6 to play even in rec rounds, especially slowing play by keeping score. PDGA players play rec rounds, too, and don't want big groups in front of them. Ball golfers would laugh even talking about 5 let alone 6-somes.
But seriously, the way the screen is set up, six players provides the maximum use of screen space for easily and quickly seeing players and scores. I don't think it's wise to compromise the quality of the app for most people to accommodate bigger groups than should be playing at one time. I'll submit the request but I doubt it will be as high of a priority as including other features that need to be added to deal with several course issues it doesn't handle yet.
I understand, if its a matter of ease of use/viewing it's for the better. I just thought if it was purely a matter of the PDGA rules influencing the final product the PDGA would be doing itself a diservice by limiting players. but that does make sense.
I ball golf and we often play 5-6 people groups during twilight, but we never finish, and we know it's against the "rules".
at twilight, you'd probably be better off with two groups of 3 for ball golf. much faster pace of play. #jussayin
same with disc golf.
i don't care about big groups on the disc golf course. that's always been part of the game, and as long as people are conscious of their largeness, then it can be manageable.
if i see 5-6 people in a group at the ball golf course, i'm telling them to take a hike; however, if no one's out there and you're taking your time on a twilight round, no problem with more than the standard 4.
the same can be said about disc golf. if the course is wide open, have a group of 30. if you're keeping score for a rated round, you're probably taking plenty of time to analyze every shot and making sure you're not distracting anyone else while they're shooting, so a group of more than 4 is too much. heck, i was out behind a group of 3 (obviously a serious round, or at least i hope it was, because it was a sight-to-be-seen) today that held up 7 groups in 5 holes. they let a couple groups pass on a hole, and held up my group and the other 10 behind us that stacked up over the next 7 holes. we left after that.
relating back to the functionality of this app and the point: if you're keeping score for a rated round or keeping score at all, you're probably good and focused, which takes time. there's nothing wrong with that, but a group of more than 6 would be crazy. more than 4 is too much. this app should be fine, and if it's not, you should probably put your phone away and be respectful of the congested holes behind you.