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Social Scoring Now Supported for Complying Clubs using MiClub Golf System

You must have an online account at the club/course however you don't need to have a booking or registered into a comp to be able to score socially. Click here for More Details


App Requirements: 

-iOS or Android Mobile Device with 4G/5G access 

-Valid Club Membership with a Golf Club using MiClub golf suite or a 'Registered Public Player' who has booked online at one of these clubs. 

-or a guest registered into Club competitions with a valid Golflink number. 

-Ensure Location services is enabled when asked so that GPS will function. 

-Ensure 'allow' for any app permission if asked during installation. Any login issues may be resolved by changing 'App permissions' to allow MiScore to use mobile data.

Comp Types supported so far are: Stableford, Par, Stroke (Nett/gross/max score) & Four-balls depending on what the club setup on the day. 


FAQ:

Q: Why is my club not in the course list? 

A: Either the club are not using MiClub's Golf backend system (the app refers to this for course data) or the club have not signed up to integrate with MiScore at this stage. More clubs and courses are being added daily. 

List of Complying Clubs: https://www.miclub.com.au/cms/miscore-app/#registered-clubs


Q: Is there a quicker way to enter scores?

A: Yes! instead of pressing the + button several times, simply press the Par value which will change the default score from 0 to the par value i.e. 3,4  or 5. Now use the + or - minus button to get to the actual gross score for the hole.


Q: How can I improve the battery life while using the app?

A: Try setting your device to 'Low Power Mode'. Also closing other apps in the background helps to otherwise ensure you are fully charged prior to play or having a backup battery or solar charger device can be handy. 


Q: How can I see what the index value of a hole is? 

A: Press the cumulative score total value box which acts as a button to the full scorecard interface. You'll find the indexes per hole as well as gross and net totals during the round. 


Q: I'm a member at more than one club, how can I use it at other clubs?

A: Wipe to the left on the interface showing your club logo. it will reveal the add + club option. Press this and search and select the other club. Once selected you'll need to log in with the membership details used for each club. If you are a guest playing a comp, you can use the app by logging in with your golflink number and a default password provided by the club. 


Q: Can I access course/hole map information?

A: Yes, simply press the distance to the pin/green value in the top right corner which will revert to the hole map of the course indicating your location and the distance-line to the pin/green. You can touch different areas of the hole to provide you distances from your location as well. Useful for distance too fairway bunkers for example.


Q: Why isn't there front and back hole distances? 

A: Ideally distance to the pin information can be provided if the club/course staff mark these with the App however if they don't then default middle of the green distance is shown instead.


Q: Is live scoring available on the leaderboards?

A: Yes by accessing the menu and selecting leaderboards, however this is controlled by the club. The club controls on whether the online leaderboards are available during play and if live scoring (per hole) is available as well. 


Q: Why can't I submit my own scores?

A: The app was developed to meet the 2019 rules of golf digital scoring requirements and the GA approved the app for handicapping if the app user submitted the playing partners scores. We are looking at modifying this though due to the recent rules changes relating to covid-19. 


Q: Can I handicap my social scores?

A: Handicapping for social scores is controlled and managed by 'the club' and requires golfers to be pre booked and registered prior to play inline with GA rules. When setup, it is available via the app otherwise 'Social scoring' in the app is NOT processed back to the club system or Golflink and doesn't even require a booking. Speak to your golf operations person for more details. 


Q: Why am I not listed as registered in todays comp when I'm booked in?

A: In order to use the app for competition play, you must be registered by the club first which may mean attending the proshop to pay a comp fee. Club staff are required to indicate registration on arrival and once this is done, you'll find that re-accessing the app interface (moving from the Club logo to scoring) will show your name, tee time and starting hole. Also, you must have a registered playing partner to begin scoring (self scoring for comps is not allowed). 


Login Instructions:

Once the App is downloaded and open, Add your club and login using your golf membership number and password as per the club website login. Public registered golfers must use the email address as used at the club.

(Supports playing away clubs but log in to these clubs must use Golflink # and default password provided by the club)

For competition use - Select the playing partner in your group who you will be marking for.  Press the continue to scoring button.


In the scoring interface, only apply the gross score as the app will calculate the points automatically. To apply a score you can press the Par value and then use + plus or - minus buttons to get to the required gross score value. Do this for your own score as well. If a player wipes a hole then Press the P button to apply a pickup. To save the scores, simply swipe right to move to the next hole.

Every hole will need a score or a P otherwise score submission will not be allowed. The total score value is actually a button and when pressed will access the scorecard for that player which includes hole indexes and gross totals per 9 holes. The Player will always be on top, while the app user (marker) will be below. 



Once you complete scoring for the last hole, swipe right and the Score Submission interface will be shown. You now need to verify both scores with the player and amend any until they correct before both signing the app. During COVID19, the marker can simply place the initials of the playing partners signature box. Please continue to verbally confirm scores.

The score of the player will only be submitted and can only occur if all holes are marked and both player and marker have signed the app. 



MiScore App FAQ & Process


How does MiScore work and who can use it? 

MiScoring APP is designed for golfers who play official club competitions in Australia/NZ and who’s Club utilise the MiClub Golf Management module. (www.miclub.com.au)


*Social scoring is now available for use however only for MiClub associated Golf Clubs and registered users of the club. Social scoring does not comply with handicapping purposes unless the club set this up and you register prior to play. The club must set this up prior to play. 

If you are not sure whether your club is on MiClub, check ‘Add Club’ within the app, it will only show supported clubs in the search list.


Who are you scoring for? 

There is No change to the process of marking a players score and signing for it as per the Rules of Golf other than you will apply the scores to your device instead of the player’s paper card.  The R&A have approved the app for handicap competitions. Note: Due to COVID-19 the rules of golf have been amended to allow self scoring however this has not  been adopted in the app at this point. Hopefully by end of July 2020.

 

Push Buggy Golfers:

Recommended use of the app is having your mobile device attached to a cradle that’s is connected to your golf buggy handle. This way you don’t have to handle the device and it takes a simple to touch to enter scores and view distance to pins. Check with your proshop of they stock phone cradles suitable for this use.

 

Courtesy on the course

Please mute your mobile device while on the course or set it to ‘Do Not disturb’ so that any phone calls or messages received do not interrupt other golfers.

 

Battery Usage:

We recommend that you charge your device fully prior to play to ensure it will last the entire round or use Low power mode setting during play. Also having a backup battery device is useful. 


Battery usage is difficult to estimate as it will differ per device and length of play however we have built in a screen saving mode which will make turn the app into ‘Sleep Mode’ after a set period of non use.


Simply touch the devices screen to exit the Sleep mode.  You can modify the timer for the screen saver or disable it completely via the settings options.


While the app is in use, it will bypass the phone lock out therefore logging out/in is not required while in play. Once the round is finished and scores are submitted the normal lockout feature should return.


As of 5th June, we have added a brightness control in the Apps settings. You can adjust to a lower value to reduce battery usage. By default it is set at 80% brightness during scoring. 


Internet Access:

As a minimum, you will need Mobile Data Connectivity (preferably 4G/5G) as the app connects to the central competition system to register for scoring and submitting scores.


If loss of connectivity occurs on the course, the scores will be saved on the device until you regain access again. You will need connectivity at the point of submitting the players score to the central leaderboard system.


#Do not operate the app in Airplane mode or with Mobile Data Off.


Data Usage:

Data usage can vary depending on your usage and length of play, whether you are using the distance to Pin Map services and the frequency of play.

MiClub Services or the Golf Club are not responsible for any excess data usage charges that may occur from using the app.

Most data usage would be in the area of the Hole /distance pin interface so if you are concerned in this area then limit its usage.


App Login: Initial users will need to select the Golf Club that you are a member of by selecting the ‘+ Add Club’ then start typing the name of the club and select it from the returned selections. Select ‘Home Club’ to save this as your default club.

The username and password entry page will appear now. Enter your clubs username or membership number and password (similar to logging into the clubs website for example.)

If you are experiencing problems here; check that the login details entered in the App are correct or check that they are still valid on the club website login area as well.


Getting Ready to Score:

Once logged in, press the Scoring button on the bottom of the app.

If you are registered in a competition on the current day then you shall see your name and other registered players on the same flight as you.


If not then this means that you are either not registered in a comp on the current day and will need to see the proshop staff to register you in the days comp.

If you see your name but not others, then this means your playing partners have not registered yet or are on another Tee time. You can use the select players search function in this case.


Check Your Handicap:

Below your name will be the Daily (Playing) Handicap that you will be playing off for the Tee block/Course you are registered on. If you believe this is not correct then advise the Proshop staff or event organiser before commencing.


On The Tee:

Once you have worked out whom you’ll be scoring for then select their name.

You are only able to score for one other player. 


By default the Tee you booked on will be enabled as the starting hole however if you are starting on a different hole then Select the Starting Hole drop down and scroll until the hole you are starting on appears and is highlighted – then press Ok.

Now that you have both yourself and your playing partner selected and the correct starting hole; it is time to commence to the scoring screen by pressing the button on the bottom “Continue to Scoring”.


Digital Scoring:

Check that the starting hole is correct and your playing partner is too! If not then select the ‘back’ link in the top left hand corner to return to the player selection interface.


Tip: To view their full scorecard with Pars/indexes - press the score box button.


Note: Only enter the gross score … the app will work out the points automatically! i.e. Ian holes out in 5 for two points. Mark the score in the app as a ‘5’ 


Score entry must be completed for every hole in order to submit even if a player wipes a hole a pickup ‘P’ must be applied as the hole score. 

Markers scores – as the app user, you cannot submit your own scores however the app requires you to enter your own score so that you can cross-reference the score with your marker.


Tip: Press the Par value box which will apply the value to the score as a short cut to from pressing the + button.


Distance to PIN/Green:

Note: location services will be enabled for this App on your device by default in order for distance to Pin to work.  We recommended you keep this enabled in order to retrieve distance information.


On the right hand corner of the Hole score entry interface is a distance to the Pin.

Tip 4:You can access the large scale distance to pin interface by selecting the distance button. This will provide distance from the players current device location through to the green.


A Google Map of the hole/Green will be displayed too. You can select a point on the map to check distances for examples to fairway bunkers.

To return to the scoring interface simply swipe right or select the <Back link.


#Actual Pin positions are used as the course superintendents are marking the actual Pin positions with the app when moving the hole. (Not applicable at some courses) 


You may notice that map details are not always up-to-date. The App uses Google Map satellites  although these images update regularly, you typically won't see live changes, and there may be a lag of up to a year between the satellite image you see on your screen and the the way course looks in real life. There is no way for us to predict when fresh course images will be updated as well.


Improve GPS Accuracy 

GPS accuracy depends on the number of visible GPS satellites. Locating all visible satellites can take several minutes, with accuracy gradually increasing over time. To improve GPS accuracy on Apple iPhone devices then you may want to try these settings: 

  • Make sure that you've set the date, time, and time zone correctly on the device in Settings > General > Date & Time. If possible, use Set Automatically.
  • If you would like to reset all of your location settings to the factory default, go to Settings > General > Reset and tap Reset Location & Privacy. When your location and privacy settings are reset, apps will stop using your location until you grant them permission
  • Also powering down the device and restarting it has been seen to improve GPS accuracy.


Index references:

The hole indexes are referenced to the players type (plus marker / gender and tee block association) 

Lets say you are marking a plus Hcap golfer - you'll find that their scorecard will reference any + marker indexes if applied in the course setup in the backend. Same applies if a male gofler is marking a female golfer, their scorecard in the app will refer to their index ratings


Score Submission / Signing for Scores

On the last hole of the round, once both scores are entered – swipe right to access the score submission interface. The total Nett results will be displayed for the Player and marker. If there are any missing scores then follow the interface, which will refer to the missing value(s) on a hole(s). Update as required and continue to submit scores again.


As per the usual process, the marker shall get the player to check the scores against their referenced scores to ensure the correct hole by holes gross scores are all entered.


Once this if finalised the Player and Marker shall sign the App in accordance to the rules of golf. Once both signatures are applied in the app the players score can now be submitted to the Competition leaderboard.

The user will get a confirmation that the competition management system has received the scores. This completes the process.

If there is a discrepancy in the score after it has been submitted, it should be pointed out with the event organiser or the proshop staff immediately.


Tip! If your playing partner is not using the App, then they will still need to submit your paper scorecard that they marked (signed in the normal fashion) back to the club.


Time Per Hole Reference: 

If the club has entered estimated hole times then this will appear in the app while you are playing. You will get time reference on whether you are on time, behind(-) or ahead in play once you enter a score with reference to your booked start time and the estimated time it takes to play the hole. Once you have entered a score on a hole, the time reference will automatically start off on the next hole. 


If a club doesn't have time per hole applied under the course setup then a total round time counter will be displayed>Note: the round time is from the booked in time or when the player is registered in the comp when the event is a walk in competition type.


Visitor access: 

Non-member or guests playing a competition at a club can use the app by selecting the course then logging in with their Golflink number (10 digit#) and a club supplied password as set in the MiClub system config.

 

Menu Options:

    GA HandicapCheck GA Handicap by accessing menu in top right corner of app and selecting ‘Handicap’ button. This will re-direct you to Golf Australia site which will you need to be a registered user to access as well.

    Local rules: can be referenced on the app by accessing the Menu button. Content is obtained from the Local rules page from the clubs MiClub system.

    Rules of Golf – Link to R&A site for current listing of 2019 Rules

    Feedback- Submit feedback on the miscore the app.

    MiStats - Statistical round & hole info for each competition a Club member has played in. Social scores not supported.

    Leaderboards -  Live leaderboards of submitted scores (club control when scores are available to be viewed and if live scoring per hole is enabled) 


Live Scoring:

This is controlled by the club golf staff. Please ask them to config if you would like this available for all club golfers to access. (Enable the live scoring option in the setup/edit of competitions within MiClub Golf)

Player hole-by-holes scores will appear when submitted after every hole on live leaderboards.


Social Scoring: 

If you are not registered in a competition you will still be able to use the app for social play. Scores are not official and can't be used for handicapping purposes. You may use the app for self scoring or add a partner during a social round. If you have a handicap then the default scoring method will be Stableford while max stroke scoring will be automatically applied if you do not have a handicap or do not enter a manual one in. Completing the social round does not submit the scores back to the Clubs system or store the scores anywhere. Future versions of the app will include  a score history interface and MiStats support for social as well. If manual handicap values are entered it will go through a conversion method to work out a playing handicap based on the rating of the course selected.

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Updates & Support:

Updates will automatically be applied when the app is restarted.

Please check your devices user guide on how to restart an Application as it can differ between models and brands.


For assistance with installation email support@miclub.com.au or call 08 9444 5300

Unable to login? Ensure you 'allow permissions' for MiScore to use mobile data on your device. 


If error with logging in occurs due to Network secure store error on an android device then attempt this fix.

1. Open settings

2. Click on Apps

3. Search for Miscore

4. Click on Miscore

5. Click on the item that says storage.

6. Press clear data, and clear cache.


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Additional Info:

A copy of the marker and players signatures applied in the app will be stored against the players booking record for reference for the club/comp administrators. Staff can select the players booking record (select edit scorecard then press the link 'Display Miscore App Submission'. A timestamp of when the score was submitted and a copy of the markers hole by hole gross scores applied to their app as well. (sample of the interface off the players booking record is shown:

If re-submission of a score is required there is no ability to re-submit via the app and notification to the event official must be made to rectify. This must be done prior to the competition is closed as the system will not accept and scores from the app once event is closed.


Club/Comp Administrator Info:

The app course details are directly integrated with the MiClub Course management module. Any amendment in this area such as temporary holes allocations or indexes/distances will flow through to the app user. Also local rules can change on a day by day scenario which will be represented in the app as well.