Archive for June 2012

Independence Day Holiday – July 4, 2012

The USGA will be closed on Wednesday, July 4, 2012 in observance of the Independence Day holiday. 

Any requests received by GHIN Production after 5:00 P.M. (EDT) on Tuesday, July 3, 2012 will be processed in the order in which they were received starting at 9:30 A.M. (EDT) on Thursday, July 5, 2012.

Any Technical Support issues that are received after 7:30 P.M. (EDT) on Tuesday, July 3, 2012 will be processed in the order in which they were received starting at 8:30 A.M. (EDT) on Thursday, July 5, 2012. The on-line GHIN Help Desk and the Data on Demand Server will be available during this period, and they can be accessed at the following addresses:

http://helpdesk.ghinconnect.com

http://dataondemand.ghinconnect.com

Thank you and have a safe and happy holiday!

GHIN Staff Announcement – June 26, 2012

As reported in March, we have been reviewing our organization structures throughout the department and are continuing to realign our services and make department staffing changes as needed. We also reported that a new position, Assistant Director, GHIN Association Services, had been created to further support our ongoing initiatives. I am very pleased to announce that Frances Nee has accepted the position of Assistant Director, GHIN Association Services, reporting to myself. Read the rest of this entry »

GHIN Web Ed Training: TPP Online Points

GHIN is pleased to announce that the topic for the June Web Education (Web Ed) session will beTPPOnline – Points. Read the rest of this entry »

CRP Integration: Important Announcement

CRP Integration - Important Announcement GHIN's initiative to utilize the USGA Handicap System National Course Rating Database (NCRDB) ratings rather than the ratings in the GHIN Association Course Rating Database (ACRDB) is extremely important as it allows our services to access the most accurate data for all courses published in the NCRDB and allows associations to maintain this information in one central database, rather than having to update two databases. This development has been greatly anticipated and we were excited to announce that the first wave of integration was being launched. After the CRP integration rollout yesterday, multiple associations notified GHIN management that their CRP course data is not completely up to date and a number of their course ratings are either missing or incorrect. While this integration was announced and has been planned and underway for over a year, we understand the immediate concern that scores could potentially be posted with incorrect ratings. To assist these associations, we have reverted back to utilizing the data from the GHIN ACRDB temporarily. Read the rest of this entry »

CRP Integration & GHIN Products: Update

The CRP integration piece was released yesterday as noted in the June 12, 2012 Blog Post entitled: (CRP Integration & GHIN Products: Initial Rollout). Read the rest of this entry »

GHIN Mobile App Release Coming Soon – Android / iOS

A GHIN Mobile App release will be submitted to Android (Google Play) and iOS (iTunes) soon. The Android market posts the app pretty quickly, but the iTunes store typically takes between 1-5 days. When its available in both stores, GHIN will post an article on GHIN.com introducing the product officially. To get a preview of the article, click here: http://www.ghin.com/content.aspx?id=212&cmsMode=Preview Read the rest of this entry »

CRP Integration & GHIN Products: Initial Roll-out

As GHIN moves forward with our development initiatives it is imperative that we continue to integrate our products and service solutions to ensure that we build value and strengthen our relationships with our SRGAs. While this will be an ongoing effort. GHIN is extremely excited to offer our associations, clubs, and golfers the ability to post scores to all tees that are published in the USGA Course Rating Program application. This not only includes clubs, courses and tees rated by GHIN associations, but any tee information that is published to the NCRDB. GHIN will be looking to release this updated functionality the week of 6/18/2012. Read the rest of this entry »

CRP Data Integration – Release Notes (6/18/2012) Initial Roll-out

CRP Data Integration: 18 June 2012 – (Initial Roll-out)

2838: GHIN.com widgets use CRP data
The score posting widget located on full site of GHIN.com will now pull Club/Course/Tee information directly from the CRP application that is administered by the USGA Handicap System.

2839: Mobile GHIN.com modified to use CRP data
Using our m.ghin.com via your mobile device will now allow a user to select from any Club/Course/Tee that has been published via the CRP application administered by the USGA Handicap System

2858: Rapid Score Entry – Select tee and post using CRP tees
The ability to post directly to “published” CRP courses/tees has been implemented.  This includes all functionality in Rapid Score Entry for both the Association and Club sites. CRP Information is only updated every 3 hours.

3108: Score Maintenance – Select tee and post using CRP tees
The ability to post directly to “published” CRP courses/tees has been implemented.  This includes all functionality of the Score Maintenance Page, including “Add Score”, “Edit Score” and adding a “9-hole Score” for an 18-hole golfer.
CRP Information is only updated every 3 hours.

TPP Online and “Golf’s Longest Day” – June, 2012

TPP Online and "Golf's Longest Day" - June, 2012 Over the last year, GHIN has implemented several major system enhancements in preparation for the 2012 tournament season. These enhancements also support the considerable single day volume anticipated when TPP Online Scoring is utilized for the U.S. Open sectional qualifiers. Read the rest of this entry »

TPP Online Admin Update – Player/Team Scoring Enhancements

UPDATE: 8:00am (6/9/2012): Player/Team Scoring Enhancement Released!!! GHIN is pleased to announce that by utilizing some of the latest tools aimed at web page development, the “Player Scoring” and “Team Scoring” functions in TPP Online Admin now support keyboard driven navigation. GHIN will be releasing an update soon to implements this significant enhancement as we believe it will have an immediate positive affect for those associations that in the midst of the tournament season. Read the rest of this entry »