VPAR live scoring

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Canfordhacker

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Been looking at the VPAR phone app, which does all the usual GPS, aerial view, stats keeping and scoring (and quite well too IMO). But I'm interested in people's views/experiences of the live scoring function which would allow multiple groups to see in real time how everybody else is doing. Good thing/waste of time/distraction?

What do you think, and if you've used it is it straightforward for the luddites amongst my golfing fraternity.
 

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Don't know the specific app but with regard to live scoring....there are those who love it and those who simply don't want to know. I'm in the latter - I have enough problems not getting ahead of myself with my score alone (to the detriment of my play) and the last thing I need is more information!
 

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I played in a comp on Sunday that must have been using something similar cause when I got home and looked at the scores, I could see someone on hole 14 for example and all their previous hole scores where there also, I thought it was fantastic, would save the pain of entering the scores after the round.
 

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I've used it a few times with my mates and it's good fun being able to see everything happening in real time.

The best time I've used it though was in a competition on The Old Course, in a field of 68ish people, I was in charge of inputting the scores and it was fantastic to see how everything was progressing and it gives me an opportunity to drop a pic in 😉
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Used it once on a Society day with around 25 players and thought that it worked very well.
 
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I tend to agree with the mixed feelings, time and place view. Fun round where there are more than 4 of you is good, club medal with 80 people not so sure. But I do think it will become more prevalent and start to overtake the pencil and scorecard in time.
 

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I've had the VPAR app for ages but never used it for anything other than my own score. I presumably everybody playing, or at least one per group, would need to have the app installed? And you all login to the same game or something?
 

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I used it a couple of times entering scores for a group at the ProAm at Wentworth - different scoring methods each year.

Good for the players to see how other groups were doing, though a bit meaningless once the group was significantly down the rankings.
 
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