Pace of Play

Modified on Tue, 23 May 2023 at 11:32 AM

Pace of Play will assist clubs and course operators improve speed of play in competition fields, requires MiScore App to be predominant scoring method by players. The Pace of Play module is an additional charge to the club, please contact your Account manager to discuss or email for further information.

No on-course hardware required, MiScore App submits player location data every few minutes from device and when hole score is entered. 

Analytical player location data is best when MiScore App is used on a phone holder and MiScore App screensaver applies after use, ie not in device lock mode. 

Pace of Play location data analytics provide:

  • Player positions/groups
  • Speed rankings
  • Course hot spots, hold-up areas and bottlenecks
  • Pin Location History
  • Cart Tracking
  • Extensive reporting


  • Course Map
  • Timeline
  • Player Reports
  • Cart Tracking

Course Map - Precise triangulation of group location based on average location of MiScore App users

Timeline - Group tracking in a linear view as field progress through holes

More than a dozen analytical tools for reporting of Pace of Play data


"One of the most effective ways of ensuring that golf is played at a good pace is to employ rangers that monitor pace of play (also known as course marshals) who are responsible for encouraging groups to play within the expected time and, importantly, helping them to enjoy their rounds as much as possible.The key to effective pace management is ensuring that any pace of play problems are spotted quickly and acted upon promptly." RANDA


How to use MiScore APP for effective data in Pace of Play

  • Device Settings
    • Enable Location services on devices using MiScore App 
      • No location data is sent to Pace of Play or distance to pin is not available when disabled
    • Allow Notifications MiScore is ON for their device 
      • Short messages can be sent to MiScore App users before, during or post round
  • Device Usage
    • Don't physically lock phone after entering scores
    • Allow MiScore screensaver
    • Use Phone Holder on Buggy/Cart
    • Update scores at end of each hole
    • Swipe to next hole on tee

Club Setup

MiClub Staff will on confirmation of order for Pace of Play

1. Enable PoP in top menu and set AWS id setup (no club actio  required)

2. Review Google Map if any recent course changes, source more recent images for mapping purposes

MiClub cannot influence change of Google Maps, a request can be sent for more recent imagery

3. Location Data Inclusion Zone for exclusion of data from outside zone
4. Hole Data Inclusion Zone + Checkpoints for Player Tracking
5. Hole Data Exclusion Zone for Cart Tracking

6. Review Group Names in Timesheets contain numeric tee naming - ie 1st Tee, 10th Tee remove any reference to 9 or 18 holes

7. Instruct use of Course Ordering for Timesheets when using temporary holes in Timesheet > Groups

Review in System Courses > Tee Markers > Hole Time

Define start holes if normal commencing holes holes are not in-play or for shotgun starts when a temp (19th Hole) is played ie 19th replaces 4th after 5th

Importantly player tracking is live + 6 minutes to ensure premium use of battery life for devices. Player data is submitted every six minutes or when a score is completed for each hole.

Location Data Information

MiScore App will submit all location data every six minutes or when score is entered. 

GPS co-ordinates for each group are shown on the Player Tracking screen as an average of all player location. The timeline and map is used as a tool to identify slow play groups ie breaks in the field, bunched groups, bottlenecks etc

Only the GPS data is stored and referenced that are within the zones of the golf course and while player is scoring. Any data received whilst not on course or using any other function like leaderboard lookup etc is excluded and deleted permanently.

All historical GPS data is stored for later reference and review, ie no archiving of location data

The key focus of the Timeline and Player tracking is group location which averages the location of each individual in a group for display. 

Each group on the timesheet is allocated a group # 


Group # are allocated by group and then row

Note: Competitions cancelled during a round ie typically inclement weather are automatically excluded if competition status remains OPEN

Cart Tracking

Pace of Play will track cart usage of bookings on timesheet with a golf cart. Cart exclusion zones are setup to detect cart use in excluded areas.

Best tracking analytics is when player devices are seated in a phone holder of the cart and remains in screensaver mode between use. 

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