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Old 06-19-2020, 08:18 PM
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Also, a lot of people just use Google.

An annoyance to at least one private course owner, with little control over what info Google displays.
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Old 06-21-2020, 09:03 AM
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My son recommended Udisc to me when I first started playing 5-6 years ago. I always use it, even for solo rounds which I play alot. It helps me measure my improvement and track my level of activity. I just can't play a round without it.
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Old 06-21-2020, 11:04 AM
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My son recommended Udisc to me when I first started playing 5-6 years ago. I always use it, even for solo rounds which I play alot. It helps me measure my improvement and track my level of activity. I just can't play a round without it.
The level of activity I get, it is nice seeing how many rounds I've played this year, the steps a course took (so I don't have to do math of before/after on my watch), etc.

But with some courses around here changing pin placements so often and the 20+ configurations not in Udisc it is hard to compare a round from today to one 2 weeks ago as the course was slightly different. Not udisc's fault, just an annoyance I had to get off my chest.

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But with some courses around here changing pin placements so often and the 20+ configurations not in Udisc it is hard to compare a round from today to one 2 weeks ago as the course was slightly different. Not udisc's fault, just an annoyance I had to get off my chest.
That is the one big downfall with UDisc.
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Old 06-23-2020, 07:31 PM
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That is the one big downfall with UDisc.
I wouldn't say it's a downfall of UDisc, it's just a downfall of wanting to track your stats at courses that regularly switch pin positions.

I will say, however, I wish UDisc would allow you to choose the pin position within rounds, rather than just pick a layout prior to the round. But this would probably require signage that clearly displayed which pin positions are which.

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Old 06-23-2020, 09:06 PM
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I wouldn't say it's a downfall of UDisc, it's just a downfall of wanting to track your stats at courses that regularly switch pin positions.

I will say, however, I wish UDisc would allow you to choose the pin position within rounds, rather than just pick a layout prior to the round. But this would probably require signage that clearly displayed which pin positions are which.
Our local course steward updates the default Udisc layouts after moving the baskets. He's a peach!

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Old 06-23-2020, 09:30 PM
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Our local course steward updates the default Udisc layouts after moving the baskets. He's a peach!
That's great! But it still doesn't always help when breaking down your stats on a specific hole.

For my home course, each basket has two positions except for one, which has three positions. But they don't all get moved together. It's generally 4-5 that get moved at random. This creates a seemingly endless amount of "layouts" which is only substantiated by having multiple teepads.

Rather than UDisc having "layouts", it should allow you to input the pad and basket placement of each hole you play so you could see your stats based on that specific scenario. But that would require clear signage for every basket placement/teepad.

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Old 06-23-2020, 09:56 PM
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A scoring app really needs to allow for any combination of tee and pin placement.
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Old 06-27-2020, 09:30 AM
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The review features on Udisc and DGCR each have their strengths and their weaknesses.

The DGCR reviews are usually well thought out, articulate, comprehensive, and completed by experienced disc golf players. After reading the reviews for a course you understand in detail why it has a particular overall rating. Most of the reviews focus on course design, and many of the reviewers have designed courses or at least have some knowledge of course design fundamentals. On the other hand, quality reviews take time to complete, which limits the number of reviews posted for each course.

The Udisc reviews are mostly just a number rating, with few reviewers even taking the time to leave a comment. Instead of a review on the course design, they seem to be more of an indication of the overall experience that players have on a course. Since it takes little time or thought to post a review, many of the reviews are made by new players with little understanding of what makes up a great disc golf course. Long grass on fairways is a typical reason I see for poor reviews. That being said, Udisc has significantly more "reviews" than DGCR.

Using my home course as an example, in the 5 years it's been open there have been a total of 3 reviews on DGCR, the most recent being a year and a half ago. It's hard to get a consensus opinion about a course with only three reviews. Also, a lot has changed in that time, so the three reviews don't really give an accurate depiction of the course as it exists now. During that same time, there have been 674 reviews on Udisc. Not much in the way of comments, but with that many reviews I can at least tell what the average disc golf player thinks about it.

Neither is perfect, so for now I just use them both.
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Old 06-27-2020, 09:48 AM
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No doubt the increase in UDisc's popularity has taken a bite out of DGCR activity.
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