Golf Sask. member clubs to benefit from tournament software

Golf. Sask. member clubs will have new tournament software available for this year.

Saskatchewan is now the third province that will incorporate EASY GOLF TOUR software for golf courses to manage every aspect of tournaments and weekly league play.

Golf Saskatchewan has partnered with the Sydney, Nova Scotia based company and will now provide all member clubs with the program to run their own events. Todd Chant has been developing golf software for almost two decades and is the mind behind the online tool. Chant worked closely with golf professionals and general managers to create a product that he said would save hours for golf course staff when it comes to organizing tournaments.

“No matter what software they are using it’s still a lot of work for the golf course,” Chant explained. “You still need a lot of people running the tournaments. It still takes time to run the events regardless of how easy the software is. Our focus was to develop software to take the work off the course and put it on the golfer.”

The program takes the third-party out of registration for tournaments. The software integrates into the golf club’s website and provides registration, live scoring, payment, rules, pin sheet options, and many more features for tournaments. Chant said once the players are registered the setup and management for events is trimmed to around five minutes.

“All the golfers are automatically put into the software with all the correct information the golfers entered in during registration. We grab the handicaps from Golf Canada, so they have updated handicaps. When they are going into a tournament there are a few minor adjustments that have to made but 99.9 percent of the information is ready to go,” he said.

Players will receive text messages to learn of tee times and notifications for events which means the tournament participants don’t need to bog down clubhouse phone lines or email questions.

The program works the same way for the club’s weekly league’s as well now. Chant said that is a new feature this year.

“We’ve been running our tournament software for two years in Atlantic Canada just to make sure everything is working. This year we’re releasing our league software. It’s all-inclusive, there are no additional charges, everything is included,” he said.

For Golf Saskatchewan, the partnership is another value-added initiative for member clubs. Member services manager for Golf Saskatchewan, Candace Dunham said the organization is excited to work with the program.

“We are always striving to add more value to the membership each year. The tournament management software provided by Easy Golf Tour will be a great resource for member clubs as it is easy to use, offers a wide variety of scoring options, and best of all it is included with each club’s membership,” she said.

Anyone interested in learning more about EASY GOLF TOUR can vie their website.