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Recording/Overriding Points

Point calculations in Golf League Tracker are automatically calculated based on the values you have configured under a variety of point settings. You can play match play, net score, stableford, points for placement vs the field, and if 2-player leagues, best ball, high/low (and I'm probably forgetting something) and you can even have combinations of points of which the system will calculate and combine together.

When you Record Points for a group, those points are calculated and locked in for that round. They are then applied to the league standings. This enables leagues to possibly change their point system mid-season without affecting previous rounds.

Multiple Ways of Recording Points

You can record points in a variety of ways:

  • When you're entering scores, you can click on "Save and Record Points" to save the scorecard, and the system will automatically record points for that card. This option is only available if all players on the scorecard have a handicap
  • When you're entering scores, you can click on "Save and Override Points" to save the scorecard, and the system will then forward you to the point screen where you can review and override the points for any special rules you may have.
  • You can record points for all groups for an entire round provided all players who played have an establish handicap. Go to Weekly Admin -> Enter Scores and Points. Choose your round, and you'll see a blue "Record All Points" button next to the "Points Recorded" column header. If you don't see that button, it means that 1 or more players don't have a handicap established yet.


Overriding Points

If your league has special rules which the system cannot handle automatically, you can override the points the system calculates and those changes will be locked in for the round.

Step 1:

To Record Points, go to Enter Scores and Points from the Weekly Admin section, select the round, and choose Record Points from the "Action" drop down list (if you've already recorded points for the group, the dropdown will say "Re-Record Points")

Step 2:

Your scorecard will be displayed, with the calculated points in the golden colored text box (this color may be different if you have a different theme selected)

In this example, we are recording points for a 2-player team, which separates out individual and team points into their respective categories. When you view the league standings, all the points won will be totaled for the team, but you can also run some reports which break these out for you.

If you need to change the points the system calculated to adjust for any special rules your league has, you can type over those amounts.

Step 3: Save the Points

When you're ready, click the blue "Record Points" button at the bottom, and this locks in the points for that group.

I Overrode the Points, But they Keep Reverting Back

When you overrode the points, those points are locked in and displayed in the League Standings and other standings reports. However, if you re-record points for that scorecard, the points are re-calculated again using the current league settings, and your override disappears.

Additionally, the Detailed Points Scoresheet will not show points which are overridden, and has a message at the top of the screen reminding you of this.

Record All Points for a Single Round

Another option for recording points is to record all points for a single round. This option is available for a round only when all players who played have a handicap established.

To Record All Points, go to Enter Scores and Points from the Weekly Admin section, select the round, and you'll see a "Record all Points" button below the "Points Recorded" column header. Click on that and all points for the round will be calculated or the round.