Thursday, May 8, 2014

Golf organizers can "lock" events to prevent changes


If you are a golf organizer it may be handy to lock an event so that your members cannot change their RSVP. This may be useful in cases where you have to send final golfer information to your golf  course in order to secure your tee times. Another example is after randomizing the event you may wish to lock the tee times down so members of your golf group cannot change tee times.

All the golfers will have access to the golf event page to see the latest tee times and groupings. However, if the event is locked they will not be able to change their tee times or change their RSVP.

The administrator is not subject to any restrictions even if the event is locked. The administrator can still make changes to individual golfers, or unlock the event altogether to allow the golf group to make changes again.

When the administrator locks or unlocks an event an e-mail is sent to all the golfers notifying them of the change.

The TeeTimeHelper.com Team

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Clone Feature: Quickly pre-fill your email list and other fields


Want to create a new golf event based on an existing event without filling everything out from scratch?

TeeTimeHelper has a powerful "Clone Event" tool which helps you quickly set up a new event. The e-mail list and other options are pre-filled so all you have to do is change the date to create a similar event.

Of course, you can change any of the options that was pre-filled, such as the e-mail addresses of golfers, number of players per tee time, as well as other options.

This feature simply copies your existing event in order to create a similar event with minimal effort. The "Clone" button is located at the bottom of the existing event status page. Just click on it and go!

The TeeTimeHelper.com Team

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Software fix for bouncing e-mails


We were alerted by a couple users that some e-mails with were not being delivered. Our system automatically checks for bouncing e-mails and gives this status in red on the main event page so this was easily detected.

It turns out that the 'From' line on the e-mail is better to contain TeeTimeHelper.com instead of the golf organizers e-mail. Also, we have set the 'Reply-To' field to the organizer, so any responses will go to the proper place.

If you notice any email that didn't go through and should be delivered please let us know.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Randomize your event - create random groups of golfers


After receiving some feedback from a user we have implemented a feature which randomizes golf groups. Only the administrator has access to this feature.

For example, if you have 3 tee times and 10 players you can randomize the golfers so that the first tee time is filled with 4 random players, the second tee time has 4 random players, and the third will have 2.

This only assigns golfers who have RSVP'd "YES" to the golf event. This is a great way to mixup the groups, and the golfers are automatically notified via e-mail of the change.

Please let us know what you think of this feature, and send us more suggestions!

The TeeTimeHelper.com Team

Friday, March 28, 2014

TeeTimeHelper makes viewing your event easier


The goal of TeeTimeHelper.com is to organize your golf group in the most efficient way possible.

We took a hard look at how the "view event" status page is formatted, and came up with some changes that will make it easier to view on mobile devices and reduce some clutter.

The view event status page is by far the most viewed page on the site, so it was well worth the effort to make any changes we could to simplify this page and make it more organized.

Additonally, this page is also viewed quite frequently from a mobile device, so we made this page more vertical so that it is easily scrollable. Thank you for using TeeTimeHelper.com.

If you have any suggestions please contact us. We are always looking for new ideas!

The Jobvertise.com Team

Monday, March 24, 2014

TeeTimeHelper adds "note" feature for tee times


Due to feedback from a TeeTimeHelper user we have added the ability to attach a note for an individual tee time.

This could be useful if one tee time is different from the others, for example, if one tee time is for 9 holes only, or to say it's a provisional tee time.

To add a note to a tee time you must be the administrator. When viewing your event, click on the "edit" button next to the tee time you would like to attach the note. From there, fill out or updated the note and it will be e-mailed to the users in the group. The note is also visible on the event status page, so it will be seen by all the golfers.

If you have any questions, please contact us.

The TeeTimeHelper.com Team

Monday, October 7, 2013

How to RSVP with a "maybe"


We received a suggestion a while back that there should be a "maybe" option to RSVP for a tee time. After careful consideration we have decided that the best way to do this is to RSVP "no" and leave a comment as to why your RSVP may change to yes. That leaves the slot open for someone else to sign up, and also demonstrates your intention to the organizer for planning additional tee times.

We feel it would be confusing if we had added a separate status of "maybe". For example, would it hold a place for the tee time, and possibly lock someone else out? That wouldn't really be fair to the other golfers who know they can  play. Technically you could register yes and hold the spot, but remember you are among friends, and that would not reflect well on you if you simply don't show up or continually cancel at the last minute.

We are making a concerted effort to keep TeeTimeHelper simple and easy to use. If you have any suggestions you may comment on this post or send us a private message using our contact form.

Sincerely,

The TeeTimeHelper Team