Disc golf is getting more well-known and more popular all the time. Playing disc golf and competing with your friends is mostly a friendly ordeal, but everyone wants to win when you play. Using a paper scorecard can be a pain, and the one who gets to keep score always has to take extra time to find the pencil and mark the scores.
Some courses don’t even have scorecards, this means you have to remember what your score is, or do like most people do and just count your score by par as plus 3 or minus 2, etc. Having a scoring app on your phone is a nice benefit for a couple of reasons.
You can easily track your score and the score of the other players. You can save them on many apps so you can track your entire season and see how you have improved over the course of the year. You can also track the areas that you need to work on to get better.
This is one of the best scoring app available. It has tons of great reviews and does just about everything you could want and it’s $.99. It has GPS for distances to pin, over 5500 course directory as well as being able to set up custom courses. It has fitness tracking for Iphone 5 and up. It shows weather info on screen. It will track distance of shots by disc, putts, etc. It will also create graphs of your stats and even help you plan out disc golf road trips.
There are different themes you can purchase in the app, and a couple of other things that do cost more to get, but it is a do all app for a very good price. Go to the itunes link above and read the full description and reviews.
Idisc disc golf scorecard
This app takes the opposite approach and has a simple, easy to use design that has some unique properties. First off it’s free which is really cool, and something most disc golfers will like. You can keep score for as many players as you want. You can also save previous games to track how you have done previously.
You can create custom course and all input are auto saved, so you don’t have to worry about losing any data. The app is optimized for Iphone 5 and must have IOS 7 or higher.
This is the official PDGA app, and the only app approved by the PDGA. I have not tried it; it looks a bit clunky and has no ratings as of now. From the description, you can set up custom courses, get directions to the courses, save rounds, makes notes on any hole you want, and calculate round ratings.
The discasaurus is also a free app. I have used this one; it works well for keeping score. The app has over 2700 courses programed in to it. The app also has a website that you can save your scores to and track online. You can also share with social media from the site. You can add courses and make changes to existing course if something changes. This is a nice feature if you play at courses where they change the set up.
Disc golf tracker
This is a nice simple no clutter app that has several tracking options as well. One thing nice about this app is that it works with IOS 3.2 and up, so if you have an older phone, you can still get a nice app to track your disc golf. You can even use an old phone just as a disc golf scoring phone if you want. Most of us have an old phone or two lying around.
You can score up to 8 players, and the app defaults each hole to par 3 unless you change it. This app is a good deal for $.99.
Ducky disc golf scorecard
This app is another one that is $1.99 and is designed and updated frequently. It will track and do just about everything you could want it to do. It has a nice clean look to it and is built for speed. Being faster is a key for me; I hate waiting for things to happen, especially when I want to get to the next tee.
Disc golf with go discing
This app is rather big and from the reviews it looks like it has a few issues that don’t work well. It may be just too big. It has a couple of different ways to score and has a few other options. The app has over 3000 courses in the database. The app is $1.99 in the app store.
The good apps a few years ago were very hard to come by. More of them are getting made and we now have some descent choices for apps to score with. There are several things that are nice to track for future use and see how you are progressing over time, as well as tracking your best scores on particular holes and on each course. I used to bring the paper scorecards home and put the data into a spreadsheet, it’s nice not to have to do that anymore.
Give these apps a look and see what you think. Leave me a comment and let me know which ones you like best.