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HandicapMaster NETWORK Edition - Overview
Competition and Handicapping Software for Golf Clubs
HandicapMaster is a comprehensive solution for Clubs wishing to manage their competitions and handicapping in a Windows PC environment. NETWORK edition, like our CLUB and PREMIER editions, includes a full implementation of the CONGU Unified Handicapping System and is also available at a competitive price.
The NETWORK Edition provides all of the features of our Premier Edition but adds support for
Using more than one Computer to access HandicapMaster simultaneously over a Network
Enhanced Performance and reliability (especially over a Network)
Additional backup and restore capabilities, for safe keeping of your data
By combining SQL server and Broadband internet access it is possible to provide remote access to HandicapMaster for officials *
The NETWORK edition utilises Microsoft's SQL Server product to deliver increased performance, security, scalability, and availability of data.
Compare the HandicapMaster product family to decide which edition suits you best.
* Requires Network infrastructure and broadband or WAN TCP/IP connectivity (VPN recommended), not supplied by HandicapMaster.
Some Screenshots from the 'Player Entry' system
What does it do?
HandicapMaster manages your club membership, helps you organise and process your golf competitions and updates members handicaps in accordance with the CONGU regulations.
Many different types of Competitions supported
Providing the same support for competitions as used by Golf Clubs in the UK and Ireland, HandicapMaster will process a wide range of different competition formats such as Stroke play, Stableford, Par, Foursomes, Greensomes, Four Ball Better Ball, Texas Scrambles and 3 and 4 player team competitions.
These may be Stroke-play, Stableford or Par (Bogey or vPar) formats. Rounds may be played over 9, 10, 11, .. to 18 holes.
Scores may be entered into HandicapMaster by either the Club Official of Competitors themselves. Where Competitors enter their own scores, NETWORK Edition supports
- Touch-screen entry,
- Magnetic Swipe Cards,
- the Ireland GOLFnet Smart Cards,
- USB smart card readers
- dedicated Keypad entry, or
- the use of a standard Keyboard.
Please click for more details about options for players entering their own scores.
Singles competitions may be Single Round, Multiple-round (27, 36, 54 or 72 holes in total) or Alternate-Day competitions (such as Ladies Medals).
Results for Singles competitions may also be calculated using 'best' scores from a series (such as 'best 4 scores from 8 rounds to count', etc.). Many other options such as handicaps to one decimal place (typically used in Foursomes competitions, etc).
HandicapMaster can produce Eclectic results and Order of Merit ('Golfer of the Year') results
Match-play Knockout competitions may be drawn and processed. These may be Singles or Pairs Knock-outs.
Men's and Ladies Handicapping in one package
No need for separate handicapping 'modules'. HandicapMaster can process both Men's and Ladies competitions and handicapping from the same program!
Membership Administration built in - with extensions to Office tools if necessary
Administer membership with ease using built-in letter writing features. Include the addresses of members and automatic production of letters. Letters are created ready for signing and dropping straight into windowed envelopes! For those complex requirements use the export facility to easily export to Excel or Word's Mail-Merge.
Subscription, Invoices and Payments option
The Subscription, Invoicing and Payments option is an addition to HandicapMaster that has been designed to save you time and effort. With the same familiar, easy to use HandicapMaster ‘look and feel’ it allows you to use your existing membership records to raise subscription letters, manage payments and issue overdue subscription letters.
Integration with National Database schemes
HandicapMaster is fully integrated with the Golfing Union of Ireland's GOLFnet service and the Central Database of Handicaps services in England, Scotland and Wales.
Simple to operate
HandicapMaster is a windows-based application that has been designed to be intuitive to use, straight away! 'Wizards' walk the User through the complex operations such as setting up a competition, entering and applying competition results. Our existing customers agree with comments such as:
- “Thank you for designing such an easy to use programme”
- “I have found it very easy to use”
- “What a remarkably straight-forward system it is to use”
Extensive 'best of breed' reporting
Many different reports are available from within HandicapMaster. Most reports offer the User the choice of who to report (Men, Ladies, etc.) and what data to report ('Current season', 'from chosen date', etc.). All reports are in high-quality page-printer style layout. Reports may be customised with the User's own selection of Fonts for headings. A bitmap of the User's club/society logo may be included in the heading of each report.
Reports may be printed off or saved in a number of popular formats including RTF, HTML, PDF, EXCEL, WORD.
Competition reports include integrated reporting of all necessary information (no need for separate Competition Scratch Score printouts, for example). Handicap Adjustments are automatically included in the competition report...No more excuses from the members that they did not know their handicap had changed!
Who it is for?
HandicapMaster NETWORK Edition is for National Unions and Associations, County and District Unions and Golf Clubs affiliated to any of the United Kingdom and Ireland Golf Unions.
NETWORK edition is especially suited to larger organizations which have a networked computer system and wish to provide access to HandicapMaster to a number of staff at the same time. For example:
- Members entering scores or booking a competition
- The Secretary managing subscriptions and membership
- The Handicap Secretary managing competition results and handicaps
With the wide availability of broadband internet connections and by using SQL Server client server technology it is now possible to provide remote access to your HandicapMaster database for your staff and officials. We recommend Network Edition for network installations.
If you do not require a network based installation for your golf software then we would recommend our Premier Edition with the Player Entry option. This will provide you with all the features you will require at a very competitive price.
For further information please contact us.