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The Nova Scotia Golf Association partners with Easy Golf Tour to provide FREE Tournament Software to all member courses in Nova Scotia

 partners with Easy Golf Tour
to provide FREE Tournament Software
to all member courses in Nova Scotia
NSGA Member Facilities, 

In 2018 Golf Canada released a Tournament Management Software (TMS) that is fully integrated as part of the Golf Canada Score Center (Handicap System).  While the system worked very well in many instances, following a year of testing and feedback from club’s the system will require continued improvements to

fully suite the needs of facilities.

While the Golf Canada TMS will remain an ever present and improving option for facilities, in our efforts to provide value and better serve our partner facilities, over the winter months the NSGA has been working with Easy Golf Tour to provide enhanced member benefits for our partner facilities.  With that in mind, The NSGA is pleased to offer the following Easy Golf Tour services as an enhanced membership benefit for the 2019 season at no charge to your facility.

Easy Golf Tour Tournament Management Software
The Easy Golf Tour TMS has been created with the help of golf professionals and General Managers from courses throughout North America and has developed into a tournament solution that helps to puts the needs of the course first.
Originally tested in July of 2017, at Lingan Golf Club in Sydney, NS the software helped the club run and manage its events up to 80% more efficiently than their pervious methods.  With the club using the software to manage several events throughout the year, feedback from the facility and golfers lead to multiple enhancements before being fully launched for the 2018 golf season.
Easy Golf Tour League Management Software
A new program for 2019, the Easy Golf Tour League Management Software (LMS) will provide a cost-effective alternative for managing club’s various leagues, men’s, ladies and seniors’ nights / days with the intent of helping to grow participation and revenues while limiting or eliminating much of the work of staff and volunteers.
As with its TMS, the evolution of the Easy Golf Tour LMS will rely on feedback from the facility and golfers to identify required adjustments and future enhancements that will help to make the LMS as user friendly and effective as possible.
Getting Started
In the enclosed package you will find some highlights of both the Easy Golf Tour TMS and LMS systems along with a Frequently Asked Questions document that will provide your facility with a great starting off point to determine if the Easy Golf Tour systems are for you.
Getting started with Easy Golf Tour is very quick and easy.  The Easy Golf Tour staff are ready and waiting to get facilities set up and started.  Simply follow the steps below and your club will be on its way to accessing the NSGA newest facility / member benefit;
  1. Go to https://www.easygolftour.com/index.php?Page=pickcourse
  2. Search for your course.
  3. Provide an email address and pick a password
  4. Start using the system.
As a valued partner, The NSGA is continuously striving to provide you with tools and programs that can help make your lives easier and grow your business.  With that in mind we are pleased to provide you with access to the Easy Golf Tour system free of charge in 2019 and welcome any feedback or concerns you may have as we continue to evaluate this partnership and any future programming changes.
TOURNAMENT MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE
With the help of golf professionals and GMs from courses throughout North America, Easy Golf Tour has created a complete end-to-end tournament solution that puts the needs of the course first and can manage tournaments from beginning to end.
Courses can manage tournaments from any device, allowing multiple users to enter information from anywhere with computers, tablets or even phones.
The following is a breakdown of some of the software’s key features;
  • Handicapping
    • Automatically draw handicap factors from the Golf Canada Score Centre
  • Online Registration
    • Add events registration links to the club’s website using one line of code
      • Single tournament or all upcoming tournaments.
    • Customizable information capture from golfers
      • Name
      • Golf Canada Membership Number
      • Power Cart Requirements
      • Skins / “Rangs”
      • Etc.
    • Multiple Payment Options
      • Credit card
      • Debit Visa
      • PayPal and many others.
    • Have funds deposited directly into the club’s bank account
  • Complete integration to the golf course’s website;
    • No integration with a third-party website is required
    • Allows for online sign up, registration, and payment for all club events
    • One simple line of code needs to be added to the course’s website (like YouTube video) and never needs to be updated
    • Tournaments automatically appear on the course’s website when created
  • Easy event set up;
    • Begin creating tournaments within minutes
    • All tees for all clubs have already been created
  • Tee Times & Draws
    • Available online
    • Can be sent via email and text message to golfers.
    • Can be created manually or instantly by;
      • handicap, score, age, flight / division, random, reverse previous day etc.
    • Reserve times for specific players or groups
    • Add starters times
  • No Limits
    • Unlimited number of tournaments / events
    • Unlimited number of players in each event
    • Unlimited number of days for each event
    • Unlimited number of flights for every tournament.
      • Gender
      • Either Mix or Restricted
      • Upper and Lower Handicap
      • Sponsors
      • etc.
  • Scoring
    • Total Score
    • Front & Back 9
    • Hole-by-Hole
      • Allows for auto matching of score cards (retrogression) and additional scoring methods to be used such as skins and twos.
      • Allow golfers to enter scores using a mobile device while playing on the course.
  • Automatic flight generation with auto balance feature.
  • E-Mail & text message notification system
    • Draws
      • Tee-off time
      • Starting hole
      • List of other golfers in their group.
      • Custom message
    • Winners
      • Send out a list of winners after the tournament is completed
    • Important Updates
      • Send messages directly from EasyGolfTour.com and send it directly to any golfer that registered with a mobile phone
        • Schedule changes
        • Rain delays
        • Cancellations
        • Custom message.
  • 18 and 9 hole tournaments
    • Stroke play, Stableford and other forms of scoring
    • Hole-by-hole scoring or front 9 & back 9.
  • Instant Winners / Prize List(s)
    • Gross & Net winners
      • Overall &/or by division or flight
    • Automatic and customizable matching of scorecards (retrogression)
    • Supplementary contests
      • Skins / “Rangs”
      • Twos (Deuces)
      • Hole-in-one
      • Longest drive, etc.
    • Automatically award only the highest prize available to players
    • Automatically post winners on Golf Course’s website
  • Breaking Ties
    • Fully customizable and completed instantly
    • Playoff
    • Marching Scorecards (Retrogression), etc.
  • Live leaderboards
    • Streaming online using the course’s website
    • TV(s) or projector(s) in clubhouse
  • Mobile app
    • Allows golfers to enter scores during play for themselves or the entire group
    • Access to real-time leaderboards
    • Tournament organizer verify and lock scores that have been entered into the system before closing the event, finalizing prizes etc.
  • Pricing
    • No Annual Fee for The NSGAPartner Facilities for 2019
      • Note: Annual Fees may be implemented in future years, but The NSGA will continue to work with Easy Golf Tour & Facilities to make any changes reasonable, manageable and as low as possible.
    • A service charge of 2.99% will be processed through tournament registration when Easy Golf Tour’s payment gateway is used.

LEAGUE MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE

 

A new program for 2019, the Easy Golf Tour League Management Software will provide a cost effective alternative for managing club’s various leagues, men’s, ladies and seniors nights / days with the intent of helping to grow participation and revenues while limiting or eliminating much of the work of staff and volunteers.
  • Accept payments for leagues directly through the Golf Course’s website
    • By credit cards or
    • League players can pay with cash each week if desired.
  • Complete golfer stats integrated to course’s website
    • League round and overall league play
    • Including scoring average (gross and net) etc.
    • Real-time leaderboard(s)
    • Drives traffic to course’s website instead of a 3rd party site.
  • No per golfer charge!
  • Leaderboard & “Money List”
    • Track how much a golfer earns during league play for current and overall.
    • Track number of times golfers played during league play
    • Track number of skins / “rangs”, twos, hole in ones, and other prize payouts
    • Have sponsors for specific leagues that will be displayed on TV leaderboard
  • Prizes
    • Automatically calculate prizes for all winners
    • Print report for overall and divisional gross & net
    • Automatically carryover prizes that are not won to the next week
    • Instant reports for winners, including prizes, after scores are entered.
  • Golf Canada Handicap Factor(s)
    • Import golfer’s handicap factors directly from the Golf Canada Score Center when golfers first join the league.
    • Separate “League Handicaps” are automatically created and applied after the required number of rounds to help eliminate “sandbagging”.
  • Fully Bilingual
    • Supports English, French and a multitude of other languages.
  • Mobile Scoring
    • Allows players to enter scores while playing.
    • Golfers can view real-time leaderboards on their phones.
    • Speeds up prize presentations and reduces work on staff
  • Individual or team scoring
  • Text/Email notifications for messaging and tee-times
  • Stroke Play and Stableford scoring
  • Breaking Ties
    • Automatically perform tie breaking such as matching score cards (“retrogression”) to break ties
  • Create specific tees just for league play
  • Supports 9 and 18-hole leagues.
  • Pricing
    • No Annual Fee for The NSGAPartner Facilities for 2019
      • Note: Annual Fees may be implemented in future years, but The NSGAwill continue to work with Easy Golf Tour & Facilities to make any changes reasonable, manageable and as low as possible.
    • A service charge of2.99% will be processed through tournament registration when Easy Golf Tour’s payment gateway is used.
Getting Started
 
Getting started with Easy Golf Tour is very quick and easy.  Simply follow the steps below and your club will be on its way to accessing the NSGA newest facility / member benefit;
  1. Go to https://www.easygolftour.com/index.php?Page=pickcourse
  2. Search for your course.
  3. Provide an email address and pick a password
  4. Start using the system.
Frequently Asked Questions
  1. What is EasyGolfTour.com?
    We believe the name says it all. Easy Golf Tour was designed by courses, for courses, to run tournaments with ease. We are a fully featured Golf Tournament Scoring Solution. Our software allows courses to create tournaments, accept registration both online and in person, auto balance flights, perform single or multi day draws, track who has paid, track checked-in & no shows, offers real-time scoring with or without our mobile app, streams live leaderboards throughout your golf course & even online, and best of all, we generate your complete winners instantly when the tournament is over. All of this can be done on your course’s website, not a 3rd party site.
  2. Easy EasyGoflTour.com right for my golf course?
    To ensure that you are 100% satisfied with our software, we allow all golf courses to try our system for 14 days free. There are no setup fees, there is no wait time, simply just search for your course, verify that your score card is accurate (if not you can modify it after you create your account), and create your account. In under 1 minute, you will be able to start creating your first tournament using EasyGolfTour.com.
  3. I can’t find my course, what do I do?
    Currently we have over 20,000 golf courses listed on our website but it is possible we have missed 1 or 2. If you are unable to locate your course in our database, please contact: support@easygolftour.com
  4. What are tournament credits and how do they work?Tournament credits are designed for Golf Courses that do not operate many tournaments. Instead of paying a yearly fee, courses can choose to purchase tournament credits. Each credit is good for any size tournament and they do not expire.
We offer the ability to buy a single credit or a bundle of credits. The more credits you buy at one time, the less expensive it is to run each tournament.
  1. I tried to sign-up for a 14-day free trial but it tells me I already used my free trial, what do I do?
    Since course are already set up on EasyGolfTour.com we track free trials based on course not by username or email address. This prevents courses from creating new accounts and only using the free trial. If you have received this message but have not used your free trial, please contact support at: support@easygolftour.com
  2. What type of payments do you accept?
    We accept most major credit cards, PayPal, E-Transfers, and visa/debit. All payments are processed at the beginning of your billing cycle.
  3. My course is a NGCOA member, do I get a discount?
    Yes, Easy Golf Tour is an affiliate of the National Golf Course Owners Association (NGCOA). We offer NGCOA member courses a $200 discount off our yearly fee of $899. NGCOA members can use our software for $699/Year.
  4. I would like to recommend adding or modifying a feature. Is that something I can do?
    Definitely! Easy Golf Tour was designed with the help of courses to benefit courses and we want to continue that with our new customers. If you have any suggestions about existing features or you would like to see new features added, please email us at features@easygolftour.com.
  5. What are SMS notifications and are they included?
    With Easy Golf Tour, your course can send SMS (Text) notifications to golfers with their tee-times, group of golfers they are playing with, and any special instructions. We included the ability to send tee-time nonfictions once for every day in a tournament. We also included the ability to send out special notifications via SMS that are not tee-time related. Courses currently have the ability to send out 5,000 special notifications per year.
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