Originally Posted by cgkdisc
In any product introduction, some are early adopters and some aren't. Nothing wrong waiting to see if the early adopters find it worthwhile.
Eh, I like having a "lite" version available, opinions of others are great, but I like to test drive something before I committ.
Originally Posted by Patrick P
I don't have a smart phone, but I've seen friends that do that are using Easy Scorecard. Looks like a very cool app. How will the PDGA app be compared to this app already available? One feature of Easy Scorecard that I foresee as an issue is the GPS navigator, and players would not be able to use this app in sanctioned events. Does the PDGA have any similiar GPS Navigator? Will live scores be broadcasted to say TD central?
Easy Scorecard Pro was worth every penny, the main differences between lite and pro were the throwing statistics (which you don't really NEED, but are just nice to have in case you are a stats junkie and you want to see specific areas in your game that you can improve). Even if a course isn't listed, it's very easy to manually add it, even seperate tees. I can add any course (considering its all a par 3) manually in about 30 seconds. Granted you won't have incredible details like yardage and such (which you can also enter manually), but its more than enough to let you create a history of rounds played per course. It even auto-handicaps you, per course, as you play.
The PDGA app sounds really interesting, the thing for me is I'd rather compare the two instead of buying an APP outright and having buyers remorse the next day. If the PDGA app comes to android, then I'll look at the features, until then Easy Scorecard Pro is THE way to go. You can cache multiple players, their handicaps, email instantly post-round, etc etc.
I find the yardage feature to a nice addition, if it gets added to the PDGA app. But until its approved through the board, and the current rules gets overturned, all this would be doing is promoting "cheating" at sanctioned events. Not to mention arguments at non-sanctioned events.
If the PDGA app comes with all the bells and whistles, I might bite, I'd just have to do alot of data entry to get my previous rounds entered in. I do like this direction that is being taken, and kudos for you all in taking this step with technology. It would be nice if you could fully integrate it with the PDGA membership, buying it when you join/renew for half price or something.