Tips on Using the Site
last updated:  09/01/04  |  Total Club Page Views:833,280
The website is new so please check it out and let me know what you think Rich Lang, click here for my player profile and info.  Here are some tips for viewing the new site:

Basic Tips:
The overall logic of the site is that each section is organized so that it contains only the information pertaining to that section.  For instance, if you want Tournament information you click on Tournaments and you will see links to Upcoming Tournaments,  Tee Times, Past Tournaments and links for Tournament Results if there are any.  

If you want only News information you click on News and there you will find all the links on the left with all the news categories (President's Message, Tournament Director's News, MGA News, Club News, etc. and special section as you see in the newsletter).  If you want to see Photos, you click on the Photo section and so on.

The only section that will contain varied information is the Home Page which will have the latest and greatest home page messages PLUS links for the latest tee times, the latest tournament results, a link to check your handicap, download the newsletter, go directly to a certain club news section, etc. 

For a little more on each section, read on below: 

In the Player Section:

  • You can have your contact information display your phone, email, work info or whatever you want to show or not show.  YOU control how your page looks on the site. For more information on how to do this, click here.  (Your default password is your Index number which you can change).  If something is wrong on your player page, email, phone, whatever, you can change it yourself. 
  • If you do have a business, please enter in the information.  Players can search the directory list and find you if you enter in your information.  (On the main player page, enter in "Website" in the search box and click the "Submit" button and you will see a link pop up to my player page).
  • You can have a photo of yourself on your player if you so desire. 
  • You can check your personal stats for the year (see below in the Tournament Section highlights).
  • There is a player forum where you can post, read and comment to the topics that are being discussed.
  • You can add, modify or delete items for sale (golf or otherwise) with the trading post.

Other Section Highlights:

  • We have a course directory with every Southern Californian course from San Diego to San Luis Obispo listed hole by hole with yardages and handicaps.  This also includes a link for a map to the course and another link to golfcourse.com if you want to check out course conditions, player's comments, etc.  Click here if you would like to go right to the directory.
  • We have a photo section where you can upload photos of events and have the system automatically create the main and thumbnail pictures of the event. (If anyone out there is a digital photographer we need some help-- also for player pictures).
  • Emails for players with direct links to Tee Times, Tournament Results and Newsletters.
  • We have a news section that can be updated easily from the members themselves.

In the Tournament Section:
The tournament section is just getting going but as we go, you should see more and more features.  To fully see the features, I included links to the Hansen Dam Men's Club that is using this system:

  • Each tournament has full results that are sort-able by gross, net, birdies and eagles, etc.  To see an example of a tournament, click here.
  • In the tournament results section, you can click on any player and see their scorecard for that tournament. Birdies, eagles, bogeys and double-bogeys or worse are color coded with putts and GIR's added. Also, as the tournaments accumulate over the course of the year, you will be able to toggle through each one of your scorecards for that year. (Note: In the link above, just click on any Player's Name and you will see their scorecard). 
  • In the scorecard, you see a link on the right that says, "Gross Performance,"  "Net Performance,"  and "Head-to-Head Performance." Click on these links and you will see your Gross Performance, Net Performance and Head-to-Head Performance for yourself and against the field (avg. par 3 scores, par 4 scores, par 5 scores, hole-by-hole comparisons, etc.).  In the head-to-head performance page you can compare yourself versus any other player that played in that tournament.  In the pages themselves, clicking and un-clicking each header will reveal the stats for that category.  For instance using my scorecard, if you click the header "By Gross Score" and you roll over the green bar you will see the par for the course, if you roll over blue bar you will see the flight average score and if you roll over the red bar you see my score versus my flight.
  • Back to the results page itself...  If you click on any of the headers, Gross, HCP, Net, GBE (Gross Birdies and Eagles), or NBE (net Birdies and Eagles) the list will be re-sorted based on that criteria.
  • If you click on "all player view and sort" you will get all the players in a list regardless or flight. This list can also be sorted by any criteria.
  • At the top of the page is a pull-down list which says "Select Player to Highlight." Any name you select here will highlight that player's name in the results page (in either the flight-ed or full player view).

Also there is a link that says, "side game detail." Click on this link (or click here) and here are some tips on these games:

  • The games are divided into Flights.  Clicking on the flights will show you the games (directly below) that are associated with that flight.  In this instance you have flights A, B, C, and D with "Closest to the Pin" and being a combo flight for Closest-to-the-Pin (across all flights).
  • Click on flight "A" for instance and you will see the games below that are associated with that flight.  In this case they are "Player Low Gross," "Player Low Net" and "Player Gross Skins." 
  • Click on any of the headers to reveals the winners. For instance, click on the header "A-Flight" under Player Low Gross and you will see the winners.  Click on the link "Full Results" at the top of the winner’s links and a new window will pop up with everyone's scorecard.  Roll over my name (Rich Lang) with your mouse and you will see my picture and course handicap.  If you roll over the actual scores you will see the scores light-up by rows and columns.
  • Click on the header "A-Flight" under Player Gross skins.  Here you will the skins which are automatically calculated with color-coded pushes and winners. (Click here to go directly to Flight A, Skins results)

Also, on the player page you can check out your gross, net and head-to-head standings to date (all the tournaments you have played) which included your club standings and average scores (gross, net, putts, etc.).

There will also be cumulative stats as we go along.


Please explore the new options you find and please let me know if there is anything missing or anything you want to see in the future.  Thanks.

Rich Lang.