Those members who have entered competitions will have experienced the frustrating consequences of not being able to use the computer terminals in the clubhouse as a result of COVID restrictions.
As you know we introduced alternative procedures for sign-in to competitions but hole by hole processing the batches of scorecards is both resource intensive and delays both the posting of results and notification of handicap adjustments.
Great News! Club Systems, our software provider has developed a facility named Mobile Score Input (MSi) which can be accessed through HowDidIDo. We will be activating this NEW facility shortly.
This will also support the introduction of the new World Handicapping System (WHS) and in the near future you will be able to use MSi to remotely register your intention to submit Supplementary Scores and then return those scores for handicap purposes.
In preparation for our rollout of this new feature, members who are not already registered for HowDidIDo should signup at https://www.howdidido.com/Account/Register
Please note: Those members who share email addresses will need their own email addresses to register.
Once registered, I would encourage you to download the HDID smartphone and tablet app available from the App Store for Apple and Google Play for Android. Simply click one of the previous links OR go to your relevant app store and search for Howdidido.
This will enable you to perform a number of actions remotely including:
- Sign-in to club competitions (currently singles only but team capability to follow soon)
- Enter your scores hole by hole (greatly reducing card processing time)
- Validate your scores (coming soon)
- View Competition Results
- View your handicap and scoring history
- Enter Knockout Competitions
- Print handicap certificates
The requirement to return and deposit your physical scorecard after your round at the club still remains in place.
I am sure you will agree this is a great step forward to embrace technology which has already been recognised by the R&A with the rapid changes to their rules for competition and score entry.
Chair of Competition & Handicap Committee