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  1. More statistics (penalty shots, sand saves etc.)

    Extra stats.
    For example there is no possibility to enter if played bunker shot. Fairway or greenside.
    penalty strokes. OOB, Water, rule violation etc.

    158 votes
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    • Running League

      Leagues

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        Hi there,

        As you already know that we don’t have a feature that supports societies or similiar golf leagues by default. The league-format sits tightly on our roadmap and it will be part of GameBook at some point in the future, but unfortunately we don’t have plans to develop it at the moment.

        However you can create league games where each player plays on the same course in a certain period of time. Just note that the game’s date needs to be set for a date when the last player is playing on the course. This could be created as a multiround game.

        Best wishes,

        GameBook Team

      • Link to GHIN

        Would be great if app had the ability to sync with GHIN. I'm in a large men's club and we all have registered indexes, would be great if app auto updated your handicap or friends you regularly play with......

        114 votes
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        • Auto updating handicap / Submit scores to local golf federation

          This might be quite difficult, but it would be great if you could submit your scores to the local golf federation that manages your handicap. I guess they each use different formats, but in case it's possible, it would be a wonderful feature.

          Great App!

          Thanks,

          Mario.

          86 votes
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            Hi,

            Thank you very much for the feedback!

            Unfortunately we don’t have plans to incorporate auto adjusting handicap at the moment. We might come back to the idea at some point. Also all the different handicap systems in the world would make it very difficult to adjust to GameBook.

            You can still modify handicaps by yourself. You can change the handicaps in the Game Setup or in your profile’s Settings and you can adjust each handicap before or during the game.

            Also the application calculates the points for you (depending on the primary and side game) but you would have to update your new handicap to your profile on your own.

            Best wishes,
            Päivi
            GameBook Team

          • Flighted Scoring / Tournament categories

            Would like to have the option to show the scoreboard broken up into A, B and C flights. We enter scores as usual but the system know what flight a player is in. We can see how each is doing in their respective flight as well as overall. It makes random pairing easier as well.

            46 votes
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              Hi there! As you probably already know, our system does not support flights at the moment. However we might add this feature in the future. For now we would suggest creating separate games for each flight or creating a game that covers all the players on the same leaderboard.

              Best,
              GameBook Team

            • Extra Contests: Closest in Two/Three

              Firstly thanks for the awesome app. I have been using your app for awhile now. The "encouragement" from friends watching your round live on their phone/PC is always ... interesting haha

              Quite often my friends and I play a closest to the pin in two shots on a Par 4 (or "Take 2" as we call it) and closest to the pin in three shots on a Par 5 (or "Take 3"). The second or third shot, depending on whether it's a Par 4 or 5 respectively, must finish on the green to qualify.

              We're loving all the other Contest/Extras…

              40 votes
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                Hi,

                Thank you for your feedback. It’s appreciated!

                We will evaluate this idea with our team, and I will update this idea when we have decided if we will bring this feature.

                You can already do this, but with the longest drive contrest. Select the longest drive and click on “measure results” and on the green just take the measurements of the closest to the pin with 2 or 3 shots and after the hole the application will ask if you want to add results for longest drive. Note that the measurements for longest drive only allows meters/yards to be entered.

                Kind wishes,
                Päivi
                GameBook Team

              • Stealth mode / private rounds

                Seems that many of my friends dont want to use GameBook because they dont want to be seen on the golf course with certain people or at the certain time of the day. Same thing with people who dont play so well - they want to submit the results only after the round if they end up with an ok score. So, could you add a feature to enable players to hide the round and only if they wish to make it public after the game, they can do it?

                32 votes
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                  Hi!

                  We will be bringing “stealth mode”-option, and the idea is now being planned.

                  You might already know that if you set your profile visibility to “private”, your rounds and profile is only visible for your friends. If you select “public” your profile is visible for eveyone.

                  You can create a game with a temporary player, do this by creating a new game and simply creating yourself as a temporary player. Just note that the game will still appear on “Created by me” list. Also you could create another account to use when you want to play in “stealth mode”.

                  Have a great day!
                  GameBook Team

                • Longest Drive-contest for ladies and men

                  Long Drive
                  Would like to be able to have Long Drive competition both from Red Tee and GulTee from the same hole.

                  28 votes
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                  • Add a League Name to profile

                    It would be good to add a League name in the user profile setup so you can search for friends based on a league rather than the other methods and add them all at the same time rather than individually. Great for setting up a new League.

                    21 votes
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                      Hi there,

                      Thank you for the idea!

                      You can search for GameBook users by their full name and username. Also with the application you can search friends from Facebook, contacts list or add them from the suggested friends.
                      At the moment the only way to find the players in leagues is by the players adding the league name to their first or last name and then searching by that league name.

                      Also just to let you know that at the moment our system doesn’t fully support golf leagues, but the league-format sits tightly on our roadmap and it will be part of GameBook at some point in the future. Here’s the link to the league idea: http://gamebook.uservoice.com/forums/199972-general-feedback-and-ideas/suggestions/5244871-running-league

                      Kind wishes,
                      Päivi
                      GameBook Team

                    • Short/Long option for teeshot

                      When inputting the fairway hit, we often run into situation where either a perfect tee shot was simply too long, or a very bad shot ending short. I think this would add to (upcoming) statistics little bit more detail.

                      So I would ask you to add options long/short (arrow up/down) for teeshot.

                      21 votes
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                      • More side games

                        Would be great if we could have two side games instead of one. Primarily most groups plays both Gross and Net Skins. Currently you can only add one side game. Would be the same drop down choices but there would be a Side Game 1 and selection for Side Game 2.
                        Software is great and enjoy it a lot. Thanks for what you have created.

                        18 votes
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                          Hi there,

                          Thanks for posting this! We have considered adding more side game options, but for now we plan to keep only two game formats per game. However you can already get SCR and HCP results from the online game management even if these weren’t the primary and side game formats. Login to the website and then select “Options”→“Printouts”. Here select the “Compact scorecards SCR/HCP”.

                          Kind wishes,
                          Päivi
                          GameBook Team

                        • Multiple teams and colors

                          Let the user select the number of match play teams. you have red vs blue. we had the listeners cup and had 3 teams. would've been nice to assign a color to a 3 teams.

                          13 votes
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                          • 13 votes
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                            • Average %Stats per hole

                              The original version had the avg stat% for each hole GIR fairway hit putts # pars etc can this be included again.

                              10 votes
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                              • Hidden Holes, automatic full results after a defined time

                                Hi, hiding holes to keep tension in the game is perfect. After the price giving i had to change the hiding holes in the game manager to see all results. The possibility to set a time when all results should be automatic visible would be a nice feature. This information then should be also on the game site. "Full Results are shown at..." or some information like this.
                                kind regards
                                Hans Georg

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                                  Hi, you have a good point here. At the moment we aren’t planning to add changes to this feature and the holes have to be changed manually with the Game Manager. But we will evaluate if this is something we could add.

                                  Kind wishes,
                                  GameBook Team

                                • Different Formats within Round

                                  Would love to see the ability to customize different formats within a round. For instance, one format for front 9, another for back 9, and another for full 18. The same thing could work splitting up holes 1-6, 7-12, and 13-18.

                                  Love the possibilities with this app. Ya'll have truly done a great job developing this already great app. Cant wait to see what the future holds! Thank you for your time!

                                  7 votes
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                                    Hi there,

                                    Thank you for your time and enthusiasm towards GameBook! This is something we might add in the future. But as I mentioned in my earlier response that you could already create 18 holes round as a multiround game that has got two seperate 9 hole rounds.

                                    Kind wishes,
                                    GameBook Team

                                  • More effective player searching

                                    I would like a more effective way to search and find your friends, fellow club members, and locals people from your same town. Inside the app, it even tells you that you can search for players at your own club, but it doesn't work well at all.

                                    6 votes
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                                    • Stats on leaderboard

                                      Stats per hole available when clicking the arrow inside the game. http://tinyurl.com/m5qyfps

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                                        Hello,

                                        Thank you for the idea. This is definitely something we will add in the future.

                                        At the moment the game creator can view the statistics from the Game Manager’s “Results”-page. Once in the Game Manager click on the “Edit” next to the game and then click on the “Results” from the dropdown menu.

                                        Best wishes,
                                        GameBook Team

                                      • Track your Match Play Records with your friends!

                                        Would be great if Gamebook had a section where it showed your match play records with all of your friends! Would be neat to show who you've played well with, who you've won with and what those records are. Would love to see who the BEST and the WORST twosome is among my group of friends. Who's the best in individual play? Who plays the best on certain courses? The possibilities are endless and I think would go a long way in getting more users to embrace GameBook as a true social media channel! Love the app guys, keep it…

                                        6 votes
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                                        • No Statistics info in the web services ?

                                          I'm glad to see that in the new version you've improved a lot the Statistics, congrats for this great job. Unfortunately, I cannot found this information (the statistics) in the web services. It's planned to be added?. As a suggestion for the future improvements, take note about the possibility to discriminate the statistics beetween dates, selecting an specific golf course, or from different starting marks (white, yellow etc..).

                                          6 votes
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                                            Hi there! Thanks for posting this idea! We will be developing the statistics on the website more in the future, we will update this idea once the development proceeds. For now we would recommend you to review your stats on the application.

                                            Best wishes,
                                            GameBook Team

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