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Old 12-03-2012, 12:20 PM
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Might actually be 2 questions here but here goes. When setting up a scoring app for your phone or even using a scorecard for a round do you typically just make every hole a par 3 or do you use the course pars marked from signs at each hole?

So when someone tells you they shot a +1 is that a par 3 +1 or a course par +1.
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Old 12-03-2012, 12:23 PM
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Just putting every hole a par 3 is the easiest way to go. And just ask for the number they got on a hole rather than asking for +1, -1, birdie, bogey.
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Old 12-03-2012, 12:23 PM
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Before you get thrashed for starting another "what is par" thread, I'll try to answer quick.

Question 1: I like to set up my electronic scorecards using my own personal par. Usually it matches course par, but if course par is obviously inflated or deflated, I'll use what I think par should be for that hole.

Question 2: No one should ever tell you a score in reference to par because in disc golf, you never know which par they're referring to. Always use absolutes ("I shot a 54" rather than "I shot par").
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Old 12-03-2012, 12:23 PM
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i score everything as par 3. and if someone tells me they shot "+4" at a course i assume it's 54+4.

keeps it simple.
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Old 12-03-2012, 12:30 PM
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I just go to my favorite disc golf website, that just so happens to be a composition of all the courses in the country(dgcr), and I see what the course is listed as and then create the course with the pars that were listed here, and then I play and it will be in my disc golf companion app whenever I go back.
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Old 12-03-2012, 12:36 PM
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I typically use all par 3s in the scoring app even if there are several par 4s on the course. I'll score the round on the app while the others in the group use the paper scorecard. At the end of the round, they'll add scores using the +/- compared with par 3 anyway so my electronic crosscheck will match with their addition.
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Old 12-03-2012, 12:42 PM
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WHen using an app, I make it a par 3 if the hole is a par 3. Most holes in this area are par 3's, but there are a few exceptions. I only save my own score when using a phone app. If I use a paper scorecard during league, then I will score everone elses round as well. If I am playing a par 54 course, then I write down -1, 0, and +1, and so forth, because it is easier to tally the scores for me.

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Old 12-03-2012, 12:43 PM
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To keep it simple I just use Par 3 for everything, makes it easier to keep score and easier to compare courses I have played. Also, I rarely if ever use +/- when saying my scores, rather I do like Brad above and say "58" or whatever my score was. Not saying this is right or wrong, just easier.
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Old 12-03-2012, 12:46 PM
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Before you get thrashed for starting another "what is par" thread, I'll try to answer quick.

Question 1: I like to set up my electronic scorecards using my own personal par. Usually it matches course par, but if course par is obviously inflated or deflated, I'll use what I think par should be for that hole.

Question 2: No one should ever tell you a score in reference to par because in disc golf, you never know which par they're referring to. Always use absolutes ("I shot a 54" rather than "I shot par").
This is definitely good advice. My local course is a short 9 hole with par 4's and 5's on holes less than 250'. Which of course is ridiculous, so I treat it as a par 3 course. It definitely was created by non disc golfers.
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Old 12-03-2012, 12:54 PM
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I normally use par 3's on everything and only adjust it when needed. makes it easier to keep the game going.
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