Web Services

USGA Product Update Meetings

Starting February 13 & 15, 2017 we will be hosting bi-monthly update webinars open to all SRGA staff who subscribe to the GHIN Services. The objective of these sessions is to provide information on the USGA Product portfolio including USGA Tournament Management, Course Ratings application, new Admin portal, Golfer web/app/kiosk and API services such as VASP and ADAs.

Each session will be scheduled for 90 minutes to allow for the presentation of materials and opportunity for questions and answers. Monday sessions will be held at 11:00 am EST and repeated on Wednesday at 2:00 pm EST to accommodate multiple time zones.

We ask that you sign up individually for each session you would like to attend. Please click on the REGISTRATION LINK and select the desired session(s).


2017 USGA Product Update Meeting Schedule

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Month Monday 11:00 am EST Wednesday 2:00 pm EST
February 13 15
April 3 5
June 5 7
August 14 16
October 2 4
December 11 13


A brief agenda will be emailed to all registered participants prior to the meeting.

We hope that you will make this a priority to attend these webinars to stay informed. 2017-2018 will be exciting years as we look to improve the user experience for the golfer and provide SRGAs tools and actionable insights to drive golfer retention and increased participation in the game.

If you have any questions, please contact support at ghinsupport@usga.org or (800) 940-8535 x1.

Release of New TPP Online Web Services

GHIN is pleased to announce the release of a set of new web service methods to extract tournament, player, and member program information from TPP Online.  While these web services were developed with CRM in mind, they can be used by any application that would like to retrieve data from TPP Online.  An example would be an association web site where an association member may log in to see his or her profile, which now can include a richer set of tournament playing history and alerts on upcoming association tournaments that the player is eligible to enter.

The new methods are organized into three web service groups:

Tournament Methods:

  1. TournamentList – Returns a list of tournaments played/scheduled within a specified date range.
  2. TournamentPlayers – Returns a list of players participating in a specified tournament.
  3. TournamentEligiblePlayers – Returns a list of players eligible to sign up for a specified tournament.

Player Methods: 

  1. TournamentsEntered – Returns a list of tournaments for a date range that a specified golfer (by GHIN Number) played in.
  2. TournamentsCanEnter – Returns a list of upcoming tournaments for a date range that a specified golfer is eligible to enter.
  3. MemberProgramsJoined – Returns a list of member programs for a date range that a specified golfer joined.

Member Program Methods: 

  1. MemberProgramList – Returns a list of member programs defined for a specified date range.
  2. MemberProgramMembers – Returns a list of players who belong to a specified member program.

We have posted a document describing these new web services at the USGA InfoPortal in the following location: GHIN->Documents->TPP Online->TPP Online Web Services->TPP Online Web Services for CRM Guide.

GHIN must update your association TPP Online database to enable these web services.  If you are interested in using them, please contact Mark Swartz at mswartz@usga.org.

If you have suggestions for new TPP Online web service methods please note that we have updated the GHIN Users’s Voice site (http://ghin.uservoice.com) to include a new category named TPP Online Web Services.  Please post your ideas using this category.

Happy Holidays!