PGA Director of Operations
Heron Point Golf Links
Heron Point Golf Links in Ontario was one of the earliest and greatest courses designed by Canadian architect Thomas McBroom. In 2013, it was one of the most active users of GolfLeagueGenius.com for their weekly Men's Night.
The private club utilized the software's tournament manager to the extreme as numerous games were played each week throughout the season. GolfLeagueGenius expedited the scoring process and alleviated Heron Point's professional staff of the burden of scoring multiple games when accuracy and timeliness are at a premium. Besides the tournament administration capabilities, the addition of GLG enhanced the member experience through the camaraderie and competition the Men's Night fosters.
GolfLeagueGenius has really added value to the member events at Heron Point. We used the program every Wednesday this season for our ever-popular Men’s Night. On any given week we had up to 12 different games/flights that needed to be scored. With only having to enter the gross score once at the end of the round and then having all the scoring completed was awesome! New this year, we also created the HP Cup. This is a playoff race similar to the FedEx Cup. The members receive points each week based on their finish and the last 3 weeks of the season is a playoff run with eliminations until the final round. The software allows us to designate a point total to the results 1st-40th, and once again the data entry only has to happen once.
The great thing about the program is that it is interactive. The members can watch the live scoring take place while they are on course via the GLG app on their phones. They can enter their scores hole by hole, and the guys in the clubhouse can also see the scores. There are so many formats you can create which also makes the weekly game very fun, because some of the formats will never have been used before.
We also used the software for the Club Cs, considered 1 of 4 majors worth double or triple points. It's fun for the different flights in the Club C because the guys can see what is happening versus the guys in the flight they are playing in.
We are really happy with the user friendliness of the software. The TV display is great for the scoring presentation as it allows me to recognize sponsors by adding company logos to my banner which is displayed on the phones and the TV. We are looking forward to continuing to use GolfLeagueGenius in 2014.
-Dan Greenwood, PGA Director of Operations, Heron Point Golf Links