Tuesday, August 9, 2016

TeeTimeHelper supports large events and outings

TeeTimeHelper offers support for shotgun events and general RSVP's.

In order to facilitate organizing these larger groups TeeTimeHelper now does more checking to avoid potential problems. For example, we now check for duplicate events which can avoid time consuming corrections.

Also, we are now showing a progress bar when an operation can take longer so the organizer can see that TeeTimeHelper is still processing the request and not abort or reload the web page.

Both of these enhancements will help organizer easily create events and provide more user feedback as the event is created and administered.

The TeeTimeHelper Team

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Randomize golf groups improved

We have dramatically improved the randomization of tee times for TeeTimeHelper. In the past the algorithm simply filled the tee times to the maximum number allowed in each group with the partial groups at the end. This resulted in smaller groups scheduled to go out after the full groups which probably results in slower play.

We have now made it so the smaller groups go out first. Also, if the number of golfers evenly divides into the number of tee times we use that so the groups move around hopefully at the same pace.  For example, if you have 6 players and 2 tee times we will group them as 3 and 3 instead of 2 and 4.

Also, before submitting we will tell you how many people will be in each group so when you do randomize your golf event there will be no surprises .. except for who is playing together!

Happy golfing,

The TeeTimeHelper Team

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Get RSVPs for golf events without specifying tee times

Do you want to get RSVP's for a golf event without specifying tee times? For example, some organizers would want to invite 8 or 12 people and then divide up into groups on the putting green or driving range. You can also take RSVP's and then divide your golfers into tee times at a later date using TeeTimeHelper.

Fortunately, all of these scenarios are now supported by TeeTimeHelper. Golfers can RSVP for an event so you know who is coming and then divide up groups using tee time helper or divide them up yourself before the round.

When you organize an event you now have three options:
You can switch between the different event types on the Organize Golf Outings page.

Happy Golfing!

The TeeTimeHelper.com Team

Saturday, August 2, 2014

TeeTimeHelper adds "Event Note" option

We've had some feedback from our users (thank you!) to make available a way to add special notes to events. A few months ago we added a note at the tee time level, but it seemed like a good idea to make a notations at the golf event level.

For example, you may wish to describe the format of play or any special announcement regarding the event. Previously you would have needed to put that information with the golf course name which was confusing to the players.

So we added a golf event "note" which can be filled out when creating the event or edited afterwards. In the case were it is added or modified after creating the event we send out e-mail to your group to that effect.

Happy golfing,

The TeeTimeHelper Team

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Receiving e-mail for Hotmail/Outlook users

We have received some reports that Hotmail and Outlook users are having problems receiving e-mails from TeeTimeHelper.com. Sometimes the e-mails go to the junk folder, but we also have reports that the e-mail never even arrives. In order to show Hotmail that the e-mails are indeed legitimate we are working on digitally signing the emails.

But in the meantime, if you are a Hotmail/Outlook user please do the following to ensure you receive your golf invites:

Log into Hotmail or Outlook using a web browser. Then follow these steps:

1) Select "Options" under the gear icon
2) Click on "Safe and Blocked Senders"
3) Click on "Safe Senders" and add to the list the following domains:

The TeeTimeHelper.com Team

Saturday, May 24, 2014

TeeTimeHelper hits 500 golf event milestone

We are pleased to announce that TeeTimeHelper has organized over 500 golf events in it's short history.  TeeTimeHelper started as a tool to help golf organizers manage golf events efficiently.

"We have continued to listen to our users and add features such as adding shotgun functionality, locking golf events, and the ability to randomize golf events", said Sam Roseman, owner of TeeTimeHelper.com.  "All of these features give the golf group organizer more control over their events."

TeeTimeHelper has the unique ability to manage golf events with a simple user interface. It is not necessary for the golfers or even the golf organizer to register an account. The entire system is handled through simple web pages and e-mail notifications.

Additionally, TeeTimeHelper is mobile ready without the need to install operating system specific apps or download any software. The web site detects mobile devices automatically and adjusts accordingly to give the user the best experience without any additional steps.

Try TeeTimeHelper today and you will never go back to your old way of running golf events!

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Easily Organize a Shotgun Event with RSVP

Great news, TeeTimeHelper has added shotgun functionality. This will allow you to easily create a shotgun event and get RSVP's. Each person may RSVP yes for a group, and you can randomize your golf event when you are ready to automatically mix up the golfers. After you randomize, you may want to lock your golf event to prevent others from making any changes.

The shotgun form easily creates multiple groups with one click, saving you the time of adding tee times. Simply pick a time, and select the number of groups. TeeTimeHelper will automatically add those groups to the event when you submit the form.

Create your shotgun event today!

The TeeTimeHelper Team