Archive for June 2015

Windows 10 Release July 29, 2015

As many of you are aware, Microsoft will be offering consumers an option to upgrade or purchase Windows 10 computers on July 29, 2015. Consumers can reserve a free upgrade now which can automatically be downloaded via Windows Update (if enabled).

At this point, we would encourage and recommend all SRGA staff and/or club officials utilizing GHIN client software (TPP, GHP or Handicap Allocation Utility) to WAIT before they purchase a new Windows 10 computer or upgrade any current Windows 7 or 8 operating system to the new Windows 10.

The USGA staff will be evaluating both an upgrade to Windows 10 and a fresh install of GHIN client software to a new Windows 10 computer once the operating system is available. We will communicate our findings once testing has completed.

For those who choose to upgrade to Windows 10, we strongly encourage you to back up your database, reports and scorecards prior to installation.

For more specific information on Windows 10, please visit the Microsoft wesbite, MICROSOFT.

2015 GHIN Users’ Meeting Dates

In an effort to consolidate travel expenses, once again the 2015 GHIN Users’ Meeting will follow the IAGA conference at the Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa, Monterey, California. The GHIN Users’ Meeting will start Thursday, November 12 and conclude on Saturday, November 14.

While the presentation schedule has not yet been determined, all of the sessions will focus on GHIN Beta with in-depth education and training. Executive Directors will be invited to participate in a dedicated session on Thursday, November 12 (details and a special invitation will be sent under separate cover later).

Room reservations can be made online using the following link, HOTEL RESERVATIONS. Rates are $145 per night for single/double occupancy, $165 per night for triple occupancy and $190 per night for quadruple occupancy. If you prefer, you may call the hotel direct at (831) 372-1234 and let them know you are a part of the USGA/GHIN group. For those attending both GHIN Users’ and IAGA be sure to let them know you are with both groups. This will allow you to remain in the same room during both meetings under the appropriate room block. The cut-off date for reservations is Monday, October 12, 2015.

For those interested in playing golf, the NCGA and Poppy Hills golf course have graciously extended an invitation to play Poppy Hills at the rate of $70 weekday and $90 weekend. Reservations can be made by calling the pro shop directly at (831) 622-8239. Please make sure to identify yourself as part of the USGA/GHIN conference. Availability is based on a first come, first served basis.

More information including the schedule and registration instructions will be provided over the next few months.

If you have any specific questions that need immediate attention, please contact Fran Nee at (908) 326-1837 or fnee@usga.org. We hope that many of you will be able to join us in November.

 

GHIN Mobile App – You Now Have Control!

 

Did you know that you can now request access to the GHIN Mobile App Console to make the following changes without having to contact GHIN?

 

Interested?  Please send an email to ghinsupport@usga.org and we will set you up!  From that point on — you are in control and can change the following information, whenever you wish!

  • Association & Header Logos
  • Background & Foreground colors
  • Ad Image & Link
  • Association News Feeds
  • Association Alerts
  • Association Videos
  • Association Terms & Privacy URLS
  • Contact Email
  • Association Social Feeds
  • Association Magazine Links
  • Association Console Users

 

Did you know that the following resources are also available to you within the InfoPortal? 

  • GHIN Tab–>Documents–>GHIN Mobile App folder
    • GHIN Mobile Association User Guide
    • GHIN Mobile Club User Guide

 

  • GHIN Tab–>GHIN Web Ed / Demos
    • GHIN Mobile App – Training Session
    • GHIN Mobile App – Promo Video for Associations
    • GHIN Mobile App – Instructional Video for Associations
    • GHIN Mobile App – Promo Video for Clubs
    • GHIN Mobile App – Instructional Video for Clubs

 

 

Helpful Hint:  Right click on the videos and choose “Save As” to save it to your computer.  We will be creating a private YouTube channel in the near future to make watching these videos easier for both you and your clubs!

 

 

TPP Viewer – Enhancement Release III

Good Evening,
Tonight GHIN successfully deployed to production our third iteration of our TPP Viewer application for both SRGA and Club usage. This is a major release as we are introducing the support for both individual and team match play, as well as added enhancements for stroke play events. For match play, the most notable change for the end user will now be an additional option to select match play scoring from the configuration step and the addition of new themes that support the display of matches.
As with Stroke Play, the application is still dependent on what the user has selected within “Scoring Website Setup” via the TPP Online Admin module. So for a user to be able to display match play results, the proper settings need to be configured in the ‘scoring options’ tab.
New themes include:
– 4 matches per page – No Detail
– 4 matches per page- with Detail
– 8 matches per page – No Detail (*Note that this theme will move to 4 matches per page once Quarterfinal matches begin)

The stroke play enhancements include:
TPP Viewer now supports and will display the “Projected Cut” and “Failed to Qualify” for all stroke play themes. This will link directly to the scoring website setup within TPP Online administration module.
For Projected Cut – configure via Scoring Website Setup > Projected Cut tab
For Failed to Qualify – configure via Scoring Website Setup > Display Options > Separate Cut players checkbox

As resources allow, GHIN will continue to build out this product incorporating more and more functionality. Our next phase of development will focus on match play formats.
If you have any questions, please contact our GHIN support group at ghinsupport@usga.org.

We hope that you are continuing to enjoy the simplistic approach this product offers.