New features and enhancements are made to Golf League Tracker each season. Below lists the major new features added each season. For more details, see the Product Release Notes for all additions, changes, and fixes.
Check back on this page as the 2021 spring season approaches for updates on all new features!
This optional upgrade allows the league administrators to upload photos for their league and organize them into albums. Along with the image gallery, comes the Document Library which allows league administrators to upload documents pertaining to your league for safe keeping, or to share with your league players.
The points engine was rewritten from the ground-up for 2021 which opens up several new features:
Auto schedule for a single round. This feature allows an administrator to choose a subset of players from the league and have the system automatically set the pairings. Most leagues auto schedule all the players ahead of time before the season begins, but if you have a sign-up sheet and don't know who is playing from week to week, this feature will make scheduling much easier.
You can choose to use the official calculation for the old USGA system. This will automaticallly take the correct number of scores when the player has < 20 scores in their score history according to the old USGA rules. It's recommend you don't use the old setting -- use the 2020 World Handicap System instead.
Legacy Classic ASP code was rewritten to use c#/mvc for a consolidated platform, improving performance and reliability for the user.
The USGA and 5 other world golfing organizations have settled (more or less) on standards for a new unified handicapping system, and Golf League Tracker led the way and implemented the formula before the USGA even went live!
Golf League Tracker can now automatically pull player's handicaps if you want to use official GHIN handicaps. All you need is the GHIN and the last name of the player. You can choose to update Golf League Tracker when YOU want (with a push of a button) or set it up to automatically update nightly.
For those of you who run multiple leagues, Golf League Tracker now automates the renewal process for you. Copy all of your leagues at once to the new year, and purchase all leagues at once with your multi-league discount.
You can now add custom tee times for specific rounds. For example, let's say you normally play at 4:00pm start with 9 minute tee times, but on your 12th round of the season, the course has an outing, and would like you to go off at 4:30pm instead. You can now set those tee times which only affect the 12th round.
If you want to see previous season, you now only have to go up to the "Menu" in the upper right and click "Switch Season" and choose which previous season you'd like to see. The page will refresh (keeping you on the same page) and you'll be switched automatically. No more logging out and back in to switch.
You can now view a live scoring leaderboard with either a summary or detailed (hole by hole) view. "Favorite" the players you want so they appear at the top of the leaderboard.
A new settings screen has been created solely to setting Equitable Stroke Control which makes it more intuitive and fool-proof to get your settings right.
As league administrator, you'll be able to now customize your home page with the info you want! Select from an ever growing library of "widgets" to place on 1 of 9 home page layouts of your choosing. Look for more widgets to be developed as time goes on, and if you have a request, feel free to contact support with your idea.
Widget List as of 1/24/2019:
The export feature has been moved to the upper right of any report or grid, and rewritten so that any report can be exported. The can then be exported to CSV or copied to your computer's clipboard in raw format.
Chart how a player's handicap has changed over time
If you're an individual league, you can see the results of a specific player vs another player over time, across seasons.
If you're a team league, you can see the results of a specific team number vs another team number of time. Note that the members of that team may have changed over time.
When setting up your tee times, you can choose a starting hole if you're a shotgun start. This new feature will highlight the starting hole for the player by putting a pale background color on the scorecard when you print it.
Major project of converting old code from Classic ASP to MVC.Net to improve performance and scalability for the user.
Enable skins to use a flat pot rather than a dollar amount per player. This way the pot is the same each week regardless of how many players are playing.
Adding league group filtering to several reports
Changed how settings are added and edited to allow all settings to be changed by the league administrator. This allows for faster development of new settings.
Rewrite of the sub request functionality to improve stability and performance.
Allow editing of scorecards rather than requiring delete/readd.
Added the "theme" option for a user to choose their color theme from the menu.
Converted styling over to twitter bootstrap for consistent styling from page to page and from device to device.
Allow add/remove rounds and reording of matches
Creation of the first GLT Web API to allow more processing from the client than the server to allow faster response time to the user
Allow the option to use the course rating and slope in the handicap formula rather than the par.
Creation of a player dashboard for the home page which allows you to view a player's score history and scoring percentages at a glance.
Carry over skins pot option. In the event of skins not being won, you have the option to carry over the skins amount the next week.