USGA Tournament Management powered by Golf Genius

December 6, 2016

We hope your season is off to a great start!

As announced in August, we will begin offering the new USGA Tournament Management, powered by Golf Genius in 2017.  This will replace both versions of the current Tournament Pairing Program (TPP) that many of our clubs use today.

You can see our previous updates HERE.

Since August, our staff has been heavily engaged with the new application so we can competently support our member clubs as we have in the past with TPP.

While we are still trying to finalize our roll out plan for 2017, we did want to give you a brief update on what we know today:
  • We will make the new application available in early February of 2017.
  • Clubs that do switch at that time will be asked to only use Golf Genius for all of their events.
  • Initially, we will allow a limited number of clubs per region to utilize Golf Genius.  Clubs will be selected on first come, first serve basis.
  • After May 1st, all remaining clubs will be invited to convert to Golf Genius.
  • We will support TPP through September 30th, 2017.
  • All clubs that currently rely on TPP, will use Golf Genius for the 2017-2018 season and beyond.

We will be back to you with more information after the first of the year but wanted to give you a brief update before we head into the holidays.

September 8, 2016

It's been a busy and exciting month since we last emailed you announcing the USGA's partnership with Golf Genius.  As a reminder, a base version of Golf Genius Software will be included to all clubs that utilize the USGA Handicap System beginning in January of 2017. 

To read our previous correspondence and learn more, please click HERE

Shortly after the announcement, our FSGA staff began training sessions with Golf Genius so that we can understand and appreciate all the features within Golf Genius.  In those training sessions we found some features that we know you'll love including:

  1. Multiple formats within each event:  For example, you will be able to run your Member-Guest including the practice round and all tournament formats within one event.  TPP often required you to set up multiple tournaments for a situation like this.
  2. Additional options when competitions include multiple tees:  Golf Genius will allow the user to apply section 3-5 so that the adjustment affects the least amount of players within the tournament.  This was not an option in TPP.
  3. Preset Handicap Percentages based on USGA recommendations:  Whether you are running a Fourball or a scramble, Golf Genius populates the recommended USGA handicap allowances for the tournament you are running.
  4. TV Leaderboards:  Quick to launch and great looking TV leaderboards to display the results of your tournaments.
  5. Blind Draws:  If the tournament has an uneven number of players, you can quickly add a blind draw to the team for better results.
These are just a few of the options we have discovered that will make administering your events and tournaments much easier when released.  I'm sure we will have more information the next time we email you!

Starting September 14th, a number of clubs from around the country will be participating in a pilot program to further test the capabilities of Golf Genius.  The pilot program will last about a month and clubs will be encouraged to offer their feedback on the usability of Golf Genius.  We look forward to working with the USGA and Golf Genius during the next few weeks.

We hope your club had a great summer and share in our excitement concerning the release of Golf Genius in 2017.

We will email you another update in the next few weeks.


August 8, 2016

We have some great news that will impact how you prepare and conduct tournaments next year.

On August 4th, the USGA announced that they have entered into a partnership with Golf Genius Software to provide tournament management software to all clubs using the GHIN system beginning in January of 2017 (just four months away).

Here's is what we know now:

Golf Genius: 

  • Available beginning in January
  • Included with your current GHIN dues (no added cost)
  • Highly advance tournament system
  • Handles all current TPP functions and much more
  • Completely modern, online, and continually updated
  • Extremely easy to use
  • Complete connection to GHIN handicap data
  • Developed by a team of software geeks sitting along side golf professionals
  • Optional Advanced Features (Premium Version) - Online registration, mobile apps etc - at an additional cost.
We know that the technology, features and simplicity offered by Golf Genius will greatly enhance your tournaments and streamline your daily operations.

As we receive further details of the agreement we will be sure to pass them on to you.
Let me know if you have any questions and I'll do my best to answer them.

We hope you share in our excitement and we will be back to you regularly with more information as soon as it becomes available.
Thank you and we look forward to a great year ahead.
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