GHIN® Network Status
- eGolfer (GHIN.com)
- Mobile Phone Apps
- Club Posting Stations
- GHIN Admin (Club Only)
Changes to GHIN & TPP
The following GHIN & TPP changes are taking place on December 4, 2017.
These changes only affect clubs in South Carolina.
North Carolina Clubs do not need to make any changes at this time.
|Posting Stations||New credentials are needed to use the posting station - see instructions below|
|GHIN Admin Program||New credentials are need to log into www.ghinclub.net - see instructions below|
|TPP Client Software||Note: As previously announced - TPP Client is going away on December 31, 2017.
However, for the balance of the year you can change credentials to continue to use TPP Client software until December 31st. TPP Client software is the version of TPP installed directly on the computer. In order to connect to GHIN for club lists and handicap indexes new credential preferences have to be changed in the program - see instructions below
|eClubhouse Event Signup||Note: As previously announced - eClubhouse for event signups is going away on December 31, 2017.
eClubhouse event signup will cease to be available on December 4th. See exhibit below to learn about alternatives to event signup using TM-Club or TM-Premium tournament software.
|TPP Online Club||TPP Online Club will no longer be active on December 4th. See exhibit below to learn about the features available in TM-Club. TM-Club is the replacement software USGA is making available to clubs for no charge as a benefit of your membership in the CGA.|
|Important Note: if you want to retain the results from past events that were conducted using TPP Online Club you will need to print out the results or save them to PDF files prior to December 4th. All TPP Online Club data will not be available after Devcember 4th.|
|For more information on any topic please scroll down to the same color exhibit|
|Why are these changes being made now?|
The United States Golf Association (U.S.G.A.) is restructuring their relationship with various State and Regional Golf Associations (SRGA's) throughout the country beginning in January, 2018. The State and Regional Golf Associations will be known by the title Allied Golf Associations (AGA's) in the future. This change in structure affects our member clubs in South Carolina. All of our South Carolina member clubs will require new credentials for logging into GHIN software. These changes take place on December 4, 2017.
The South Carolina Golf Association (SCGA) and the Women's South Carolina Golf Association (WSCGA) will continue to operate in their normal fashion maintaining their existing relationships with the CGA for all member clubs in South Carolina.
|Re-Credentialing Your Posting Station - you must separately re-credential each posting station you have|
|Step 1:||Open the posting station program by double clicking the "GHIN Score Posting" icon located on the computer desktop|
|Step 2:||Click on the white letters "GHIN" located in the bottom right hand corner of the posting station screen|
|Step 3:||Click on the blue box labeled - "Load Club Preferences"|
|Step 4:||Key in your old club password|
|Step 5:||On the resulting Load Club Preferences screen - change the two first digits of the club number from "82" to "81".|
|Step 6:||Leave all of the other information the same|
|Step 7:||Click the "Save" button on the bottom right of the screen|
|Step 8:||Click the "Close" button on the resulting white box to finish the process|
|Step 9:||Test the posting station. It should have the name of the club showing on the the gray header bar. You should also be able to retrieve the handicap index or post a score for any active member of the club.|
|Re-Credentialing Your GHP Admin Software - add, activate, inactivate or correct scores for your members|
|Step 1:||Using your browser of choice - go to the URL www.ghinclub.net|
|Step 2:||Your login credentials will now become
Association = 81 (no longer 82)
|Re-Credentialing Your TPP Client Software - this is the software where you click on a green & white TPP icon|
|Reminder - TPP is going away on December 31, 2017.
It is being replaced by TM-Club.
If you have not attended a TM Qualifying Seminar and have not received your TM-Club credentials,
go to this link to read about the software and to sign up for a TM Seminar.
|Step 1:||Open the TPP Client software by double clicking on the green & white TPP icon on the computer desktop|
|Step 2:||Open any existing tournament|
|Step 3:||Using the menu items, go to [Tournament] [Preferences] [Setup Association/Club Number]|
|Step 4:||Under the first instance of "Association/Club Number" key in Association = "81". Your club number is the same as it has always been.|
|Step 5:||Make sure the second, third and fourth instance of "Association/Club Number" sections are unchecked and blank|
|Step 6:||At the bottom of the box your password will be the same password you use to access the GHP Handicap Admin program. Key it in twice, as necessary|
|Step 7:||Click OK|
|Step 8:||Test the TPP Client software by going to [Players] [Other Add/Remove Player Options] [Add/Remove Players from Club List]. On the left hand side of the display box should appear a listing of the active members of your club.|
|Step 9: Optional||Look to the bottom of the TPP screen. If you see the red letters "Please Run Software Updates from the Help Menu!" - go to menu [Help] [Check for Software Updates]. Allow the program to restart if the software requests a restart.|
|Sign-up Features Available in USGA Tournament Management Software|
|The TM-Club version of the software does provide for round signups when working in the league format. There are two ways to sign up online using leagues:
Neither method above will let you collect additional information from the golfer (ex: tee choice, partner information, lunch selection, etc.). The player simply indicates whether they are "in" or whether they are "out". If they click on "in" then they are marked "confirmed" and "attending" for that round. If they opt out, they are marked "invited" and "non-attending".
Using either method above, a player may change their mind as often as they wish until such time as the round is closed for signups (as determined by the league manager). After that date, a player would have to contact the club directly to either sign up and drop out.
|When using the premium version of TM (TM-Premium) you have several options for member signups for events or leagues:
|TM-Club Software Features - some of the interesting and unique features available with TM-Club|
|Player Data FIelds||Unlimited custom data fields can be created and stored with a player's roster record. These custom fields can be used for sorting players (division or flights), filtering of data, or printing of reports|
|Cloning||Are you running a very similar event to one you conducted a few weeks ago? No reason to start over, TM-Club lets you clone the previous event keeping tournament formats, scorecard design, and event settings with the push of one button.|
|Divisions & Flights||TM-Club can organize events by divisions only, flights only and/or flights within divisions to give you the most versatile means to organize your pairings and scoring leaderboards.|
|Competitions||TM-Club has many built-in games, formats and competitions. Selections are made by pulldown boxes as you define your various competitions making it easy to build the game format you want. You can set up mulitple games for each event and each round within an event. For example: you can run a one day event that features a two person best ball competition along with an individual skins competition as well as a low gross competition - all at the same time|
|Leaderboards||Built-in Leaderboards showing the results of all competitions including gross and net scores by flight and/or division, tie-breaking, and optionally purse and points distributions|
|Online Event Portals||Every event has an online website created by the software called a portal. Using the portal is optional. Players can access the portal pages using a dedicated URL link or by logging in with a special event code at golfgenius.com. The optional portal pages include: welcome page (customized by the manager); tee sheet starting times; player participant lists; event leaderboard results; player and course analytics; and a photo display slideshow.|
|Leagues||Manage leagues with unique features such as: league rosters; emailing of league members; league signup invitations & registration; optimized pairings for minimum repeats; season long points and results; round robin league formats; and online league portal website.|
|Handicap Analysis||A very unique feature in TM-Club is the Handicap Analysis tool. For each competition that is set up in an event, there is a handicap analysis page showing step-by-step how the handicaps were caluclated for each player in the event. This analysis includes explanations of how Section 3-5 adjustments were handled and how handicap allowances were factored into stroke play and match play formats.|
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