Archive for October 2017

GHIN Widget Changes

Over the past year, we have seen increased scraping of data through the GHIN handicap widgets. At times this has forced us to disable different independent services so as to not impact core GHIN services.

In order to minimize risk going forward, we will be making modifications to the GHIN handicap widgets on Tuesday, October 10, 2017.  We will be removing the functionality of the Email Update widget which will impact GHIN.com and any of your association sites using the widget.

We reached out this week directly to all 26 associations that are either using the Email Update widget or link to GHIN.com for that service and requested that you remove that feature. We have also removed the Update Email prompt from your mobile app display. Please note, the functionality to prompt golfers to update their email via the kiosk is still an option and will be supported throughout 2018. In addition, if you have a listing of email addresses you would like to send to GHIN for uploading to the golfer profiles, we will be happy perform that task.

IMPORTANT:

  • The score posting and handicap lookup widgets are not impacted by this change.
  • None of the TPP widgets will be impacted.
  • None of the APIs used by VASP or ADAs will be impacted.

We thank you for your continued support. Should you have any questions, please contact support at ghinsupport@usga.org or (800) 940-8535 x1.