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British Courses directory

Post by Jester » Thu Jun 23, 2011 12:51 pm

So we can help the sport continue to grow, the course directory on the BDGA site could do with a good update.

If you were looking at an online course directory for the UK, what info would you expect it to provide you with? Think big, no ideas are bad.
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Post by Village » Thu Jun 23, 2011 1:36 pm

Jester wrote:So we can help the sport continue to grow, the course directory on the BDGA site could do with a good update.

If you were looking at an online course directory for the UK, what info would you expect it to provide you with? Think big, no ideas are bad.
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Re: British Courses directory

Post by ultiali » Thu Jun 23, 2011 1:43 pm

How to get there by public transport.

Are there toilets on or close by

When will other people be there.

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Re: British Courses directory

Post by JesseD » Thu Jun 23, 2011 3:17 pm

um,,,, ah,,,, um,,, a,,, um,, ah,,,

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Post by bruce » Thu Jun 23, 2011 6:37 pm

Or, why reinvent the wheel? This site already has a lot of detail, and has rave reviews from folks stateside: http://www.dgcoursereview.com/browse.ph ... ountry=227

What it really needs is people willing to input and maintain the data...
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Re: British Courses directory

Post by BOF » Thu Jun 23, 2011 7:17 pm

Is the course on public or private land?
Do you need to seek permission to pay?
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Post by mat cutler » Mon Jul 04, 2011 3:17 pm

the map on bdga page is an embedded googlemap right? the most simple way of keeping this up to date is allow collaboration from bdga members in the settings then we can all keep it up to date.

If someone who has access to this can add me I will happily keep this up to date and fill in good details to the map.
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I've been asking for this for a couple of years! I use googlemaps a lot and have nice symbols for portable targets, baskets, tonal holes (posts/ object courses)

I have maps used by us at catchthespirit which I can very simply add place marks from into the map embedded on the bdga page!

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Post by mat cutler » Thu Jul 07, 2011 6:23 pm

Ok so I have started putting together a new googlemap which when finished, nige is going to embed in the bdga page as a new course directory.

At present the settings are set to open collaboration so anyone can edit the map. Please feel free to add any courses I have missed, portable or object courses that are played regularly. etc

http://maps.google.co.uk/maps/ms?msid=2 ... ,19.753418

If you aren't up to speed with googlemaps and want to just email me info; course name, location, contact details, links etc etc. I'll then put it up for you.

The balloons that you can create are limitless they allow embeddding of most code, check ashton court entry for embedded video, pics and course maps.....

There is also a key to the symbols

portable target (mini traveller) - object or portable course
black - public course
orange - private by arrangement (eg. whitcombe)
dark blue - school course (available out of school hours)
light blue - school course (not available to the public) why have I included these? other local schools, scout groups etc may be able to arrange taking their school group there!
red - pay to play (eg. QP)
green - Private (limited use) eg brownsea island - john lewis employees only

if you have any courses that don't fit in this key there are more colours available here

https://picasaweb.google.com/matcutler/ ... directlink

also please feel free to make more colours if needed, i made them using GNU image manipulation program; gimp.org

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Re: British Courses directory

Post by Neil M » Thu Jul 07, 2011 10:36 pm

Just added our 2 object/traveller courses in Eastbourne
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Re: British Courses directory

Post by Scuttler » Fri Jul 08, 2011 8:26 am

Not sure Mull should be "black"?

Since we're including private / restricted courses, I'll get Lendrick Muir details in there shortly. There's the possibility of a "reconnection" trip up there in a few weeks time.

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Re: British Courses directory

Post by neil » Fri Jul 08, 2011 9:54 am

There is a short 9 in Valley Gardens in Harrogate that may be worth a mention, it's not that payable really but it could be worth it to the day visitor. Are you putting unofficial courses in?

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Post by mat cutler » Fri Jul 08, 2011 9:58 am

Scuttler wrote:Not sure Mull should be "black"?

Since we're including private / restricted courses, I'll get Lendrick Muir details in there shortly. There's the possibility of a "reconnection" trip up there in a few weeks time.

that is why the map has open collaboration, edit entries as you see fit.

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Post by mat cutler » Fri Jul 08, 2011 10:00 am

neil wrote:There is a short 9 in Valley Gardens in Harrogate that may be worth a mention, it's not that payable really but it could be worth it to the day visitor. Are you putting unofficial courses in?
valley gardens is there... please add info.....

as far as unofficial courses go, do you mean places you regularly play to trees or portables? yes include them and use the traveller icon but be sure to add contact details/ times of play so people can find you.

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Re: British Courses directory

Post by neil » Fri Jul 08, 2011 10:15 am

Ah ok, sorry i missed it. Sadley our unoffical course has just been shut down but we are working on a more official unoffical course (if that makes sence) when it's all finnished i will send you details of the course and my contact to you for you to add.

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Post by mat cutler » Fri Jul 08, 2011 11:18 am

bruce made a good point about the pyschology of colours so i'm going to change the colours accordingly....

red - private limited use
green - public free to play
black - pay to play

hope this makes sense!

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Re: British Courses directory

Post by Scuttler » Fri Jul 08, 2011 11:35 am

mat cutler wrote:
Scuttler wrote:Not sure Mull should be "black"?
that is why the map has open collaboration, edit entries as you see fit.
But I don't know the actual status of Mull, just raising the possibility that it's not "public free to play".

Would probably need Charlie to confirm.

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Post by mat cutler » Fri Jul 08, 2011 12:09 pm

Scuttler wrote:
mat cutler wrote:
Scuttler wrote:Not sure Mull should be "black"?
that is why the map has open collaboration, edit entries as you see fit.
But I don't know the actual status of Mull, just raising the possibility that it's not "public free to play".

Would probably need Charlie to confirm.
I have changed it to private by arrangement, details of how to arrange can then be filled in by appropriate parties.....

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Re: British Courses directory

Post by Neil M » Fri Jul 08, 2011 12:45 pm

Just making a google map map of our Eastbourne courses is it easy to link to them from the main map?
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Re: British Courses directory

Post by Neil M » Fri Jul 08, 2011 1:23 pm

In answer to my own question - yes it is. Map of Hampden Park course now up. Might be of interest to you oldies out there who may have played the original HP course back in the day. My sources tell me that only one hole is the same.
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Post by ChrisOBrien » Fri Jul 08, 2011 1:59 pm

I have deleted the course at Belton Woods as it was removed in 2009 due to the adventure team based at the hotel moving elsewhere to run diferent activities.
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