Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Easily Schedule Golf Events

Due to the popularity of our "clone event" feature we decided to make it even more awesome.

"Cloning" an event allows you to use your current event and make a similar golf event by pre-filling most the fields. This saves you time and hassle. For example, your golfers e-mail addresses are automatically shown from a new event page. This allows you to pick a new date and make any changes before  submitting the new golf event.

We make it easy for you to initially set up a golf event and just require your golfers e-mail address without their names. But when your golfers RSVP they can put in a name or nickname if they so choose.  And now, when you clone and event, we preserve the names for the golfers. This makes it easy for you to identify who you are inviting and their status. Additionally, they don't have to add their name each time, they can just click their RSVP preference.

And best of all, this still does not require any registration on their part, your golfers simply use the link sent to them in their e-mail.

Happy Golfing,

The TeeTimeHelper.com Team

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Spend more Time Golfing instead of Organizing

Is trying to manage your golf group more trouble than it's worth? You want to set up some tee times, play some golf, and have some beers afterwards. But you cringe at sending out the e-mail blast because it seems more like babysitting then anything else.

Joe can play...Joe's now sick. .Ellen had to leave for business, Rodger wants to play with Ron because he wants a "game"...Ricks a maybe....etc, etc.

With tee time helper you can get all the status updates and let your golfers manage their own tee times within your event.

TeeTimeHelper sends out the e-mails to everyone individually so there are no reply-all responses that fill everyone's mailboxes. Your golfers are happy, and you are happy. We keep track of the latest golf list, and your golfers can change their status at any time.

As the organizer all you do is make the tee time and sit back and relax and check the status when you want. You get to play more golf and  organize less with TeeTimeHelper.com

The TeeTimeHelper.com Team

Monday, July 22, 2013

Tiger or Phil

Most people prefer to root for Tiger or Phil, and I think Phil picked up a lot of followers this week at the British Open, aka the Open Championship.

I usually watch golf not only because I enjoy it, but it's a safe subject for my kids to minimize their exposure to adult themes, violence or bad language. That combined with skipping through commercials on the TV made the Golf Channel a nice "go-to" channel.

But after watching this years British Open and comparing the reactions and mannerisms from Tiger and Phil, the choice for me is obvious - I wouldn't want my kids to act like Tiger. Tiger cursed several times on TV, yelled out in anger over shots, and made me feel uncomfortable.

After all the golf I watched over the last 10 years, I can't recall a golfer actually telling a caddie "it's my fault". I've seen golfers chew out their caddies, act disgusted, etc. But never actually take responsibility for a bad shot publicly like Phil did.

And when Phil won, you can see the hug he gave "Bones". There was no back slapping after a second, which is secret guy code for "stop hugging me". They hugged for a few seconds, and then both released because it was genuine.

After the win Phil hugged his family, something that I don't see Tiger doing anytime soon. As a father who knows how much less time you have to do things when you have a family vs. being single, it makes it all the more impressive. Who would you rather have your kids watch?

Saturday, July 20, 2013

TeeTimeHelper.com is Mobile Friendly

Organize Tee Times on our Mobile Phone

One of the nice things about using TeeTimeHelper.com is that you can not only setup an event on your mobile phone but users on mobile phones can RSVP for tee times easily.

To keep things simple we do not even require a specific app for this service. Here's how the golf event RSVP system works. When the organizer sets up a new event an e-mail is sent by TeeTimeHelper.com to all the golfers requesting an RSVP response of  "yes" or "no".

The golfers can click on the link to either choose their tee time, be added to the waiting list (if no tee time is available) or respond with "no". The link in their e-mail automatically opens up a web browser which allows them to enter their response. All the web site links on TeeTimeHelper.com are mobile friendly in that it is easy to navigate and save their settings.

The golfers can also click the link just to view the golf event status, who is playing, who cannot make it, and any comments people have added.

At this point the golfer and bookmark the web page for easy future access or save the e-mail to click on the link to check the event status at a later date.

So give TeeTimeHelper.com a try on your cell phone!

The TeeTimeHelper.com Team

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Have more Fun Golfing with your Buddies

There's not much that is better in life than going out your buddies and knocking a few balls around the golf course. But actually planning the event(s) can be too stressful and too much work. That is why we created the web site TeeTimeHelper.com.

Instead of e-mailing everyone numerous times and trying to keep track of the status of the event, you can let TeeTimeHelper handle of of this grunt work. And you can easily add multiple tee times so you can invite a larger group for your event.

But best of all, TeeTimeHelper is free, and will always be free. And it's so simple to use, just customize your event with a simple form, and you are on your way to enjoying the event without the organizing hassle.

And your golfers will love it too, because everything is straightforward and easy to use. They simply sign up for a tee time or RSVP "no". They can add a comment if they wish. All of this information is visible from the event status page so anyone can check the latest snapshot of who is going to the event and who cannot make it.

It's a great way to keep up with your friends and have the opportunity to play golf with them.

Organize your golf event and give TeeTimeHelper.com a try today!

The TeeTimeHelper.com Team

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

New Feature: Send Personalized Messages to your Golf Group

We hope you had a great 4th of July weekend!  We were delighted to see a big increase in golf events over this time of rest and relaxation.

We added one nice feature for the golf organizer - the ability to send a one-off message to the golf group. Even better, you can select all the recipients or narrow them down by their RSVP status. For example, you can choose to send the message to all golfers, or only "RSVP'd Yes" golfers, "RSVP'd No" golfers, or golfers that have not responded.

A good application is for you to send a message such as "One opening left" only to golfers who have not responded. Or "Weather looks bad, don't forget your your umbrella" to all the golfers who RSVP'd yes to the event.

Or you could send a message to all golfers like "Going to cancel the event, looks like snow" before you use the "Cancel Event" link. To use this messaging system you need to create a golf event and then go to the bottom of the view event status page.

Anyways, this is just another way you can communicate with your golfers with a very specific message, targeted to just the ones who need to hear it.

Happy Golfing,

The TeeTimeHelper.com Team

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Tee Time Helper Waiting List Details

TeeTimeHelper Waiting List Explained

So you have created a golf event with TeeTimeHelper.com and invited a bunch of your friends to join your golf outing. Tee Time Helper gives priority those who RSVP's first. If the tee time(s) fill up the only options for the remaining users are and RSVP of "No" or to be "Added to the waiting list".

The waiting list is ordered by who signs up first. And there is only one waiting list per event. This is nice because it handles multiple tee times - if someone in any the tee times cancels then the first person on the waiting list is moved to the empty position.

Adding a Tee Time with and Existing Waiting List

You can also automatically move people off the waiting list by creating an additional Tee Time. If you have two people on the waiting list and then you go through the "Add Tee Time" link they will automatically fill the empty slots. The people moved off the waiting list are e-mailed because of their status change.

Waiting List Example

You created two tee times and the 8 slots filled up quickly. The remaining people are presented with the options for an RSVP of "No" or "Add to Waiting List". If 2 people accept the waiting list they are ordered by whoever responded first. So you have two tee times with 8 people, and a waiting list of 2 people. If one person cancels, the first person on the waiting list is moved to the empty slot and the second person on the waiting list is now moved to the first position on the waiting list. If another person cancels then they would be added to the tee time as well.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Automatic Golf Event Reminder E-mails

We added a new feature to TeeTimeHelper.com which automatically e-mails the golfers on the day prior to your tee time to remind them of your upcoming event.

Each morning we go through the events for the following day and then identify the golfers who have RSVP'd yes. From there we e-mail only those golfers in the unlikely case that they forgot the their tee time. Who would forget their tee time, Rory?

As always, we also include a link to quickly show them who they are playing with and any other tee times that are part of the event.

Enjoy your automagic tee-time reminders!

The TeeTimeHelper.com Team