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1 hour ago, ballplayer002003 said:

So how many of you use 18 birdies?  I have not tried 18 Birdies but I do have The Grint and I find that I really use it to track my GIR and fairways hit.  If you have tried either one...which one do you like better?

Thanks

I was using the paid version of The Grint about a year and a half ago and really liked it. I used the paid version because it lets you upload pictures of your card instead of having to bust your phone out after every hole. I like that it has a couple of other shot "outcomes" that you can choose from: missing short or long for example. I use it to keep track of data on course and for handicap purposes. I don't use my hdcp to play competitively or anything, I just use it as a personal measuring tool to see if I'm getting better, or see what is preventing me from going lower.

18 birdies was the app all of my friends chose to use (probably because it was free and they're all scrubs) and I got suckered in after they all started winning free stuff. Since then, 18 birdies adjusted the way you earn points to the point (pun) where it makes it feel like it's not worth it anymore. Previously I think you would get like 10 credits for playing a round (more if you played with an 18 birdies friend) and some points for sharing it to your feed. Now, I think you get like 5 for playing (10 with a friend) and 1 point for sharing. Seriously, 1 point? Aside from the points, the shot tracking isn't as "good" as The Grint IMO, it's just fairway: "hit, left, right." If you out drove the fairway, then what? Same for GiR -- it's only "miss" or not miss so you don't know if you flew the green, you were short, etc.

I think it's easy to see which one I like more. The paid subscription (if you are an Android user) can be paid for by using the "Google Rewards" app. It's an app that periodically sends you short surveys to your mobile device. I fill them out while I'm on the throne in the morning. I currently have $43 of play store credit in my account that I have nothing to spend on because I don't buy apps or in-app purchases anyways, so I use it for premium Grinting. They're both good apps and both have their uses, but I find The Grint to be more useful for me. 18 Birdies definitely has the social aspect going for it though, there are games you can play with your buddies, you can see when they play without you if they share their round, etc.

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6 minutes ago, yungkory said:

I was using the paid version of The Grint about a year and a half ago and really liked it. I used the paid version because it lets you upload pictures of your card instead of having to bust your phone out after every hole. I like that it has a couple of other shot "outcomes" that you can choose from: missing short or long for example. I use it to keep track of data on course and for handicap purposes. I don't use my hdcp to play competitively or anything, I just use it as a personal measuring tool to see if I'm getting better, or see what is preventing me from going lower.

18 birdies was the app all of my friends chose to use (probably because it was free and they're all scrubs) and I got suckered in after they all started winning free stuff. Since then, 18 birdies adjusted the way you earn points to the point (pun) where it makes it feel like it's not worth it anymore. Previously I think you would get like 10 credits for playing a round (more if you played with an 18 birdies friend) and some points for sharing it to your feed. Now, I think you get like 5 for playing (10 with a friend) and 1 point for sharing. Seriously, 1 point? Aside from the points, the shot tracking isn't as "good" as The Grint IMO, it's just fairway: "hit, left, right." If you out drove the fairway, then what? Same for GiR -- it's only "miss" or not miss so you don't know if you flew the green, you were short, etc.

I think it's easy to see which one I like more. The paid subscription (if you are an Android user) can be paid for by using the "Google Rewards" app. It's an app that periodically sends you short surveys to your mobile device. I fill them out while I'm on the throne in the morning. I currently have $43 of play store credit in my account that I have nothing to spend on because I don't buy apps or in-app purchases anyways, so I use it for premium Grinting. They're both good apps and both have their uses, but I find The Grint to be more useful for me. 18 Birdies definitely has the social aspect going for it though, there are games you can play with your buddies, you can see when they play without you if they share their round, etc.

I've never used 18 birdies...what would you earn points for?

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Just now, ballplayer002003 said:

I've never used 18 birdies...what would you earn points for?

They're used to enter the 18 birdies contests. You can win a bunch of pre-selected prizes each month that golf companies sponsor: towels, balls, etc. The grand prize every month is always a trip somewhere for 2 to play golf. I think this month is Sawgrass?

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3 minutes ago, yungkory said:

They're used to enter the 18 birdies contests. You can win a bunch of pre-selected prizes each month that golf companies sponsor: towels, balls, etc. The grand prize every month is always a trip somewhere for 2 to play golf. I think this month is Sawgrass?

That seems pretty nice!  Realistically, how many rounds would you need to play to win a prize?

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I use to us Swing by Swing until 18 birdies came out. I've been using that for a year or two now. I agree with the previous posters about winning prizes. You earn "golf bucks" for playing rounds, games, playing with other people, etc. You then use the golf bucks to "scratch" for a prize. Now they give you one free "scratch" a day. 

I have won a few things which is nice but you earn a lot less golf bucks than you use too. The 18 birdies app is great and I felt like it let me enter my stats and get off the phone quicker than other apps. It's really easy to enter stats too. You can enter fairways hit, greens hit, direction of drive, number of chip shots, sand shots, putts, etc. The free version offers a good bit of stat tracking and the paid version offers even more. You also get club recommendations, live weather, and more in depth stats like strokes gained, etc with the paid version.

I'll give the Grint a try and see how I like it. 

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I used to use 18Birdies a lot, but an update last summer broke the GPS for me - it would take forever to lock and even when it did it was clearly off by a long ways, rendering it useless. I had many rounds saved so it took a while for me to decide to move on, but I switched The Grint just for HC tracking purposes and Golf Pad for on-course GPS. I bought a Shot Scope during the off season that I'll be switching to.

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if you want to add me to your friends list I am "StrokerAce21".... can you believe someone stole StrokerAce from me !?!?! the nerve....

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if you want to add me to your friends list I am "StrokerAce21".... can you believe someone stole StrokerAce from me !?!?! the nerve....
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Sent an invite your way stroker on the grint


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7 minutes ago, robertson153 said:


Sent an invite your way stroker on the grint


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Cool!  all set...

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1 hour ago, GolfSpy Stroker said:

if you want to add me to your friends list I am "StrokerAce21".... can you believe someone stole StrokerAce from me !?!?! the nerve....

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I added you as well.

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This is awesome, I kind of wanted to get a Grint community going.  

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To me, the best part about The Grint is the ability to access everything from a PC. I like to use a real scorecard when I play and keep my phone off and in my bag, then when I get home and sit down with a beer at the computer I can go in and enter everything really fast from the PC. And like others said, you can also just snap a couple pictures and upload it and they do the rest, but i've found their stat tracking on fairways and putts can be kind of funky when doing the picture route.

Plus getting a USGA compliant handicap is a nice added bonus when you do tournaments/outings that ask for a handicap.

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I just use the free version, for those that use the Pro version, when you take a picture of the scorecard, how do you track fairways missed left or right or fairways hit?

 

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5 minutes ago, lopey986 said:

there's a little tutorial on how to keep your scorecard for picture uploads. http://www.thegrint.com/range/2016/09/thegrint-scorecard-picture-service-sps/

Ahhhh, I get it now.  Are you happy with the $20 fee year for the pro version, or do you want more bang for the buck?

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1 hour ago, ballplayer002003 said:

Ahhhh, I get it now.  Are you happy with the $20 fee year for the pro version, or do you want more bang for the buck?

i'm definitely happy paying the 20 for the pro version, i don't use the photo upload much but just supporting the service and getting the handicap are more than worth 20 bucks imo. Believe some courses charge to establish an official handicap so i figure it's probably coming out all about the same either way.

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I've used the grint for a few years now and like it. I've used both the free and paid versions. I didnt end up using enough of the features in the paid version so I went back to the free version. Handicap index, FIR, GIR, penalties, and putting is what I like the most.

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Been using The Grint for a little over a season now.  Have done the paid version but am currently doing free as I don't feel I was using paid to it's full extent.  I also have a GPS watch so I primarily was using this for handicap and tracking stats.  Good app that I would definitely recommend for someone getting started. 

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I just started using The Grint a few weeks ago, and so far I like it. However, I already use and like Golfshot for scoring on course and just add my score to the Grint after the round. Since I already paid for the Pro version of Golfshot I’ll just use the free version now. However, I do like the ability to save a photo of your scorecard, so maybe I’ll do the paid version in the future.


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Started out with the free version now pay a yearly fee.  I use it not only for the handicap but to keep a really focused set of stats on the courses I play most often.  So I do get my money's worth.

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