Scorecard and GPS

How The Virtual Caddie Works

What's The Point?

The Virtual Caddie section of the app allows users to keep score in their app, view interactive hole renderings with GPS yardage, and post their score when they're finished. If you're interested in learning more, read on.

User Tutorials








Step-By-Step Guide

Accessing The Virtual Caddie In An App

  1. Open up the app you'd like to access the Scorecard & GPS from.
  2. On the Home Screen, click Scorecard & GPS.

  3. If this section is being accessed by the user for the first time, they will see a screen like the below:

      1. They must enter a name and gender (for handicapping purposes), and can optionally enter their handicap (for leaderboards and net scoring games) and email address (for scorecard recovery).
  4. After entering the necessary information, users will see a vertical version of the scorecard.

      1. If your facility has multiple courses/rotations, users will first need to select which course they are playing before seeing the scorecard.

There are a number of features in the scorecard page of the app (all labeled accordingly above). Let's take a look at each:

A) New Round

    1. This starts the scorecard over and (if necessary) allows users to select a new course.

B) Add More Players

    1. An unlimited number of players can be added to a scorecard, but most add four or less. Clicking the + will bring up the below screen:

C) Scoring Game

    1. Tapping on this box allows users to select from a number of scoring styles:

      1. Stroke
        1. The most basic game in golf. Each shot taken by a player is counted as one stroke. At the end of the round, the player with the fewest strokes wins.
      2. Stableford
        1. Players receive points on each hole. This game rewards you for playing well, without punishing you when you have a bad hole. The golfer who earns the most points wins. Points are awarded as follows:
          1. 0 points for anything worse than bogey
          2. 1 point for bogey
          3. 2points for par
          4. 3 points for birdie
          5. 4 points for eagle
          6. 5 points for double eagle
      3. Par
        1. On each hole, +1, 0, or -1 points are awarded to players based on how they did relative to par on that hole. The player with the highest score wins. Points are awarded as follows:
          1. +1 for birdie or better
          2. 0 for par
          3. -1 for bogey or worse
      4. Skins
        1. This game is based on winning holes. The player who has the lowest score on a hole wins a skin for that hole. The golfer with the most skins at the end of the round wins.
        2. If a hole is tied by two or more players, no skin is awarded and the skin is carried over to the next hole. The next player to win a hole wins not only the skin for that hole, but also skins for holes that carried over.
      5. Skins w/o Carry
        1. The same rules as Skins above, with the exceptions that skins do not carry over for tied holes.
      6. Best Ball
        1. Each player on the team plays his or her own golf ball throughout the round. The low score on each hole (or "best ball") of the group serves as the team score.
        2. For example, on the first hole, Philip Rivers gets a 5, Ladainian Tomlinson gets a 4, Lorenzo Neal gets a 6, and Nick Hardwick gets a 6. On this hole, the "best ball" would be Tomlinson's score of 4.
        3. Best Ball is generally played as stroke play with the total score added up at the end of the round.
      7. Gross vs. Net
        1. All of the above games can be played as either "Gross" or "Net". When Net scoring is used, the number of strokes on a hole is adjusted according to a player's handicap. When Gross scoring is used, handicaps are not factored into scoring.

D) Leaderboard

    1. Tapping this button in a normal scorecard will bring up the monthly leaderboard of your course, along with any Custom Leaderboards you have created.
    2. Tapping this button in a tournament software scorecard will bring up the live leaderboard(s) for that event.

E) Share

    1. Tapping this button will allow the user to post a live link to their scorecard to a social media profile of their choice.

F) Food & Bev

    1. Tapping this button will bring the user to any F&B menu(s) you have added into your app.
      1. For more information on the F&B section of the app, click here to view our How Food & Beverage Works article.

G) Hole Number

    1. Tapping this will bring the user into the interactive GPS page of your scorecard (see next section).

There are a number of features in the scorecard page of the app (all labeled accordingly above). Let's take a look at each:

A) Yardages

    1. The top yardage represents the user's distance to the back of the green.
    2. The middle yardage represents the user's distance to the middle of the green.
    3. The bottom yardage represents the user's distance to the front of the green.

B) Shot Distance

    1. Tapping this pin at the location a user hit from (before they walk to their ball) will give them the yardage the ball traveled once they get there.

C) Hole Information

    1. Tapping this icon will give the user a box with pro tips, hole descriptions, and even a flyover video.

D) GPS Toggle

    1. Tapping this icon will toggle location services on and off for the user's device.
      1. When the Interactive GPS page is initially opened, this icon will change from Red (poor GPS location) to Yellow (fair GPS location) to Green (reliable GPS location). It is best to not trust the yardages until this icon has turned green.

E) Record Strokes

    1. Tapping this will bring up a box to enter everyone's scores. Hitting record automatically takes the user to the next page.

F) Leaderboard

    1. Tapping this button in a normal scorecard will bring up the monthly leaderboard of your course, along with any Custom Leaderboards you have created.
    2. Tapping this button in a Tournament Software scorecard will bring up the live leaderboard(s) for that event.

G) Share

    1. Tapping this button will allow the user to post a live link to their scorecard to a social media profile of their choice.

H) Food & Bev

    1. Tapping this button will bring the user to any F&B menu(s) you have added into your app.
      1. For more information on the F&B section of the app, click here to view our How Food & Beverage Works article.

Posting A Score

For more information on how to post a score from the Virtual Caddie, please view our How Score Posting Works article.


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