Golf Genius Q&A

Why are we using Golf Genius?

Golf Genius is fun to use and very user friendly. It is a wonderful tool for pairings, games and scoring for LWGA and it will cut down on the number of volunteers needed and time spent before and after play by volunteers. It automatically calculates your team’s gross and net scores for you.

Is there an app for my phone?

Yes. The icon is as shown on the left. It’s free in the App Store for Apple phones and tablets or Google play for Android phones and tablets.

How can I prepare Tuesday play?

Be sure you have downloaded the Golf Genius app (the app is orange with a white ball on a tee) before play on Tuesday.

Find the Golf Genius I.D. (GGID) next to your team on the Starters Report (Tee Sheet) and enter it before play.

What are the Tips for using Golf Genius?

Follow these tips for using the Golf Genius electronic scorecard.

1. Enter the GGID (Golf Genius ID code.) This six-letter code is on the starter’s report (Tee Sheet) on and on your paper scorecard. (You do NOT enter your email or use a personal login.)

2. Follow the message: “tap your name to get started.” The app then displays all team members and your starting hole.

3. Enter the GROSS scores and press SAVE SCORES. Golf Genius then proceeds to the next hole. Be sure to hit SAVE SCORES

4. When you complete your last hole, you are done. There is no “submit” or “finish” button.

5. Go to the scorecard to view individual scores and go to the leaderboard to see your team score (plus/minus.)

Helpful Tips:

To view the electronic scorecard, click on the black lines on the upper left corner and select “scorecards” from the menu.

To view the leaderboard, click on the black lines and select “leaderboard” from the menu and tap one of the “LWGA Net” boxes.

To correct a score, click on “clear” and re-enter the correct score.

To return to a previous hole, click on the arrows to the left or right of the current hole number.

What do I have to do when I arrive at the course?

ARRIVE 30 minutes prior to your tee time and CHECK IN.  Someone in your group should pick up a paper scorecard and keep score the traditional way. One person should keep score using Golf Genius. Just enter the GGID on the app to get going if you haven’t already.  Also, it is ok if more than one person wants to keep score using Golf Genius, however, keep in mind that it is the last score saved that is the recorded one.

How do I enter the scores for my group?

Simply put in the scores as you would on a paper scorecard. If you make a mistake, there is a place to correct it. After all scores are in for that hole, press Save Scores and move on to the next hole. To correct a score, click “Clear” and re-enter the correct score. To return to a previous hole, click on the arrows to the left or right of the current hole number.

Do I have to figure Net score for the game we are playing?

No, that’s the genius of it. Your net score will be figured as you go along, using the game being played.

What do we do when we are finished playing?

Reconcile your Golf Genius score with the paper scorecard. If there is an error, correct it on Golf Genius.

What do we do with Golf Genius when we are finished? Do I need to “send” it somewhere?

Again, the ‘genius’ will take care of that for you. Your score is now in the system and can be accessed by the scorekeepers.

Do I need to do something with the paper scorecard?

No again – UNLESS, you have someone on the scorecard that was not listed in your original Golf Genius group.

Example: Let’s say you were a foursome to start, but one of your players dropped out just before play. If no one is added to your group, please keep the score on Golf Genius for the three of you and leave the line blank for the other person. If someone was added to your group, her name should be added to the paper scorecard only. You will still keep Golf Genius for three players and on the paper scorecard keep the score for all four of you. The scorekeeper will adjust it all later.

Where can I see how our group did?

Golf Genius has a Leaderboard that you can access at any time – even while you are playing. Take a look after play and the winners will be listed. Of course, our human scorekeepers may have to make some changes if there were any additions of players that Golf Genius did not know about. The final standings are always posted on the LWGA website.

I am frustrated. Who can I call?

Click here to let us know the problem and we will have someone contact you.

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