Saturday, May 13, 2017
Randomizing golf events explained
One of the nice features in TeeTimeHelper is the ability to randomize a golf event. It's only available to the golf administrator (the event organizer) as you probably don't want any of your group randomly changing tee times around.
When you click on the "Randomize Golf Event" link it will show you the breakdown of the number of groups and the number of people in each group so you know what to expect if you do confirm the randomization. Determining the number of golfers in a group a takes a calcuation because we just don't want to fill the maximum number of golfers for each group - this can lead to one person by themselves in the last group.
So we definitely don't want someone in a group with no partner, and we certainly don't want a 2-ball (2 person group) stuck behind a 4 person group.
Say you have 9 players and 3 golf groups. Filling the first two groups with 4 people each and one golfer left over is no good. You could have the first group with 2 people, the second with 3 people, and the last group with 4. We don't think this is ideal and our system detects this situation and will set it up as 3 groups of 3 to avoid the variation in numbers.
We always put the smaller group first so that they do not get frustrated behind a larger group which takes longer to play.
Randomizing an event also sends e-mail to each golfer who have RSVP'd yes to update them that the event was randomized. As you are the administrator you have the ability to randomize the event again but another e-mail will be sent to all your golfers.
Even after randomizing the administrator can also adjust the groupings by manually changing the tee times if necessary.
The TeeTimeHelper Team
Posted by SR at 3:31 AM