DiscGolf

Welcome to DiscGolf, home of the DiscGolf Pro/Lite mobile applications. We've created this webpage to allow our users to view and share courses, game stats etc online. This webpage supplise public information about courses, but our users may also log in to view their games/rounds, players and more stats.

DiscGolf the Sport

This information is quoted from Wikipedia.org

Disc golf is a flying disc game, as well as a precision and accuracy sport, in which individual players throw a flying disc at a target. According to the Professional DiscGolf Association, "The object of the game is to traverse a course from beginning to end in the fewest number of throws of the disc."

Basic Rules

  • Teeing Off - Play begins on each hole with each player throwing from within a designated area. At least one supporting point must be in contact with the tee at the time of release and no supporting points may be in contact with the playing surface outside of the tee.
  • Establishing Position - A thrown disc establishes a position where it first comes to rest. A disc is considered at rest once it is no longer moving as a result of the momentum imparted by the throw. If the disc comes to rest above or below the playing surface the position is directly below or above the disc. If the disc breaks in to pieces the largest piece establishes position.
  • Marking the Lie - The established position of a thrown disc on the in-bounds playing surface marks its lie. Alternatively, a mini marker may be used to mark the lie by placing it directly in front of the thrown disc on the line of play.
  • Throwing from a stance - To throw from a correct stance when the disc is released, a player must have one supporting point in contact with the playing surface on the lie. You may also not have any supporting points out of bounds, touching the marker or an object in front of your lie. After the disc is released, supporting points may come in contact with the playing surface in front of your lie except when putting. One is considered putting when inside a 10-meter radius of the target. Once a lie is inside this circle, all supporting points on the surface must stay behind the lie until after the throw is complete and you have established balance. A player shall receive a warning for the first stance violation in the round and all subsequent violations will result in a one stroke penalty and re-throw.
  • Holing Out - In disc golf, there are two types of targets; there is a basket target and an object target. To hole out on a basket target the disc must come to rest within the bottom cylinder of the basket or within the chains. A disc on top of the basket or wedged in to the side of the cage is not considered holed out. To hole out on an object target the disc must strike the designated target area on the object.
  • Out of bounds - A disc is out of bounds when it is clearly and completely surrounded by the out of bounds area. A player whose disc is out of bounds shall receive one penalty throw. The player may elect to throw next from the previous lie or a lie that is up to one meter from and perpendicular to the point where the disc crossed the out of bounds line.
  • Discs used in play - Discs used in play must meet the conditions set forth by the PDGA Technical Standards. Any disc modified to alter production to change its original flight characteristics is considered illegal; this includes discs that crack or break. A player who throws an illegal disc will receive two penalty throws without a warning.
  • Order of play - Teeing order on the first hole is determined by the order of the players on the scorecard. Teeing on subsequent holes is determined by the scores on the previous hole with the lowest score throwing first and so on. If two or more players tied on the previous hole the order is determined by the order of the players who tied on the previous hole. After all players have teed off the player farthest away from the target plays next and so on until all players have holed out.
  • Courtesy - Courtesy rules establish the proper etiquette for players on the course and violations of courtesy rules can result in penalties; the following are the basic rules of courtesy.
    • Players should not throw until they are certain the thrown disc will not distract another player or injure anyone present.
    • Players should take care to not distract other players while it is their turn.
    • Littering on the course is discouraged and considered a courtesy violation.
    • Players are expected to watch where other players' discs go and search for discs in the event they are lost.

For the complete rules of disc golf, one can read the PDGA Official Rules and Regulations.

The information above can also be found at Wikipedia.org

Scoring - Normal/Strokeplay (throwsplay for Fbgolf :)

Note! Out of bounds rules, disc get stuck in a tree, falls in water and other fringe rules are not relevant to our app. You may decide with your opponents to adhere to the PDGA rules or not, but we do not record any such information if you do. So it's totally up to you how to enforce penalties.

Strokeplay is a common form of scorekeeping in discgolf. Your score is calulated based on the hole/par for the course you play at. If you match par for any given hole your score is calculated as 0. Should you throw more than par, you score is said to be +1 etc. This is quite straight forward and in the app you can see your score calulated as total number of throws or par difference. I.e. if course par is 64 and your total was 70 it will be shown as: Par 70 (+6)

See the following table for discgolf/golf terms:

Scoreboard TermSpecific termDefinition
-4Condorfour throws under par
-3Albatross (or double-eagle)three throws under par
-2Eagle (or double-birdie)two throws under par
-1Birdieone throw under par
0Parthrows equal to par
+1Bogeyone throw more than par
+2Double bogeytwo throws over par
+3Triple bogeythree throws over par

Alternative Scoring - Matchplay

MatchPlay is a popular game form in golf. One of the benefits of Matchplay is that a game can end early as in one player has come so far in the lead that the other player can not catch up. This will happen (for instance) if a game of 18 holes is played and player 1 is 10 up. Player 2 will not be able to reach more than maximum 8 points and has therefore lost the game (the game can end at hole 10 in such circumstances).

We've introduced this format in Discgolf with a few limitations (mainly that you may tie/all-square at the end of a game since we don't allow you to continue after all holes have been played). Matchplay can only be played between two opponents. You may play as teams but must create a player for each team in that case. In match play we only record the team score, not individual throws (any player may set up their own game on their phone to keep track them selves, but it's not part of the matchplay calculations).

Match play differs from stroke play in many different ways. The following rules will help you understand how to play your match:

RULES

  • Each hole is a separate competition. The team with the lowest net score on the hole wins that hole. Win = +1/Loss = -1/ Tie = 0.
  • The score of a match play match is rendered relationally. For example: you've won 5 holes and your opponent has won 4. The score is not shown as 5 to 4, but as 1 up for you or 1 down for your opponent.
  • Essentially, match play scoring tells how many holes the team in the lead has won over their opponent. If the match is tied, it is said to be "all square".
  • A match is won when one team has an insurmountable lead, i.e. 6 up with 5 holes left to play or 2 up with 1 hole remaining. A match is considered Dormie when one team is 6 up with 6 holes remaining, i.e. the opponent must win all of the remaining holes to tie. If the match is tied at the end of 18 holes, it usually continues until one team wins, but we instead allow the game to end in a tie/all-square.
  • If the match is won prior to 18 holes, you may continue to play all holes so that you can post your individual scores or you can finish the game right then.
PointsPlayer throws
-11 throw or more than other player/team
0throws equal to other player/team
+11 throw or less than other player/team

You can read more about Match Play at Wikipedia - Matchplay

Alternative Scoring - Par-/Bogeyplay

Par or Bogey play is points based scoring system where one or many players can play against eachother. For each hole played you may receive a point:

PointsStrokes taken
-11 throw or more than par
0throws equal to par
+11 throw or less under par

At the end of a game, points are totalled up and the player with the highest score wins.

Alternative Scoring - Stableford

Stableford is also a points based scoring system. Trivia: The Stableford system was developed by Dr. Frank Barney Gorton Stableford (1870-1959), to deter golfers from giving up on their round after just one or two bad holes. Normally you'd calulate your score adjusted by your handicap, but as we don't support handicap (yet?) we base score on the hole par vs. player par. An added bonus of Stablefor is that you may get a quicker game since if a player doesn't make par, their score qill always be 0 and you may therefore move on to the next hole without finishing putting the disc in the basket.

The following table describes how points are calculated:

PointsStrokes taken
02 throws over par
11 throw more than par
2throws equal to par
31 throw under par
42 throws under par
53 throws under par
64 throws under par

At the end of a game, points are totalled up and the player with the highest score wins.

You can read more about Stableford at Wikipedia - Stableford

Alternative Scoring - Modified Stableford

Modified Stableford follows the same basic rules as Stableford but score is calculated differently with a weighted points system favouring excellent throws and punishing really bad throws.

The following table describes how points are calculated:

PointsStrokes taken
-32 throws or more over par
-11 throw more than par
0throws equal to par
+21 throw under par
+52 throws under par
+83 throws or less under par

You can read more about Modified Stableford at Wikipedia - Stableford

Where is it used?

Courses

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We try to not place any restrictions on the course data, but instead we provide functionality to see which courses have been updated and which have the highest ranking.

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