Tournament Parameters

Click the tab to view Tournament Parameters. Parameters can be varied to provide a wide range of tournament formats.

Tournament Parameters TAB

Number of rounds

You can have anywhere from one to five rounds in a tournament. Each round can be played on a different golf course if needed.

Number of teams

You can have from 1 to 200 teams in a tournament. Max of 400 players in a tournament. If your tournament spans across multiple courses you can create a tournament for each course that will be played. In essence TM is then limited to 400 players per golf course.

Players per team

Number of players per team.  If you let TM automatically build teams, then each team may have from 1 to 8 players. If you manually build teams, each team can have any number of players.

Tip: If you are running an individual tournament, the teams represent how golfers will be paired (who plays with who). Thus if you're running an individual tournament with 100 players and want to pair them into foursomes, you would set the number of teams to 25, with 4 golfers\team.  When you print scorecards, each foursome will appear on each card. If you post scorecards for results, just print individual result reports (no teams results) for standings.

Number of flights

You can have up to 26 flights. Flights are usually used to represent different handicap ranges. However you can use flights to represent anything. TM can calculate these ranges for you, or you can enter ranges manually. You can also use flights to show standings within each flight or build flighted teams.

Number of tees men\ladies will play

Set the number of different tees men and ladies will play. Each gender can play up to 5 different tees.

Playing 18 \ 9 hole rounds

Mark the appropriate option, 18 or 9 hole round tournament.

Use player’s INDEX to calculate his\her handicap

Mark this option to force TM to calculate a handicap from the player's index. The following formula applies:

Handicap = Index X (Slope of Tee played / 113 )

A handicap is determined by multiplying a player's Index by the Slope of the tee he\she will play and then dividing by 113. The resulting figure is rounded off to the nearest whole number (.5 or more is rounded upward).

Course and tees to Play

You must specify a course\tees for TM to function properly. TM uses the pars, hole handicaps, ratings, and slopes to print scorecards and calculate tournament results.     

Courses Button

TM allows your tournament to be played on any number of courses. To add or edit a course, click the Courses button.   


Type in the date of your tournament. If you are running a multi-round tournament you can set a different date for each round.


Click the course drop down box and select the course to play. A tournament can be held on either an 18 or 9 hole course. If you don't see courses in the Course box, make sure you have the correct Playing # hole rounds marked.  If you mark Playing 18 hole rounds, only eighteen hole courses are displayed. If you are running a multi-round tournament you can select a different course to play for each round.

Tee Group #-Men\Ladies

Tee Groups allow you to assign different tees, allowances, and adjustments to different groups of players. The number of tee groups is set by setting the Number of tees men will play and the Number of tees women will play.

Example: If you are having a tournament with men, women, and senior may want the men to play the blue tees, women to play the red, and senior men to play the white.  You would set the Number of tees men will play to 2 and the Number of tees the ladies will play to 1. Tee Group #1-Men would be set to Blue, Tee Group #1-Ladies would be set to Red, and Tee Group #2-Men would be set to White.  See sample screen above.  Men would be in Tee Group #1, ladies in Tee Group #1 and senior men in Tee Group #2.

Handicap percent allowance

Handicaps can be adjusted if desired.

The formula is:

Player’s Tournament Handicap  =  Handicap  X  Percent Allowance

Type the % of the adjustment. If you do not want an adjustment, type 100% for each allowance. USGA recommends the following allowances for different tournament formats.

80% Allowance

90% Allowance

95% Allowance

Men's Four-Ball Stroke Play.

Better Ball Basis

Women's Four-Ball Stroke Play

Better-Ball Basis


Stroke Play

Women's Best-Ball-of-Four

Stroke Play

Men's Four Ball Match Play

Better-Ball Basis

Women's Four Ball Match Play

Better-Ball Basis

Men's Best-Ball-of-Four

Match Play

Women's Best-Ball-of-Four

Match Play

Men's Two-Best-Balls

of Four

Women's Two-Best-Balls

of Four

Adjust all player’s handicaps by:

You can adjust all player’s handicaps in a particular Tee Group by any value (positive or negative).  “0” would mean no adjustment is made to handicaps.

This is an excerpt from the USGA Handicap manual explaining why you may wish to make an adjustment to handicaps.

"Different tees usually have different Course Ratings.  Since Course Ratings reflect the probable scores of  scratch golfers, the higher-rated course is more difficult, and the player playing from the set of tees with the higher Course Rating  receives additional strokes equal to the difference between the Course Ratings, with .5 or greater rounded upward.

Example: If women playing from the forward tees from which the women's Course Rating is 73.5 compete against men playing from the middle tees from which the men's Course Rating is 70.9, the women will add three strokes (73.5 - 70.9 = 2.6 rounded to 3 strokes) to their Course Handicaps."

(See Section 3-5 of USGA Manual for more information)  Online at

If you were to apply the above example, you would set “Adjust all player’s handicaps by” in the “Ladies Tee Group” to +3.

Advanced Options Tab

Display handicaps and quota to 2 decimal places

Check this option if you want handicaps or point quotas displayed to 2 decimal places. TM will also calculate “net” (net = gross – handicap) and quota results (results = points won – quota) to 2 decimal places. Some organizations like to break ties to one or two decimal places.  If this is the case with your organization, mark this option. Note: TM can also break ties using USGA tie break system and other methods.

Only “total” scores will be entered for results

Check this option if you only wish to post totals for results, otherwise TM will let you post results hole-by-hole. Note: If you choose to enter only total scores, all result reports which rely on hole-by-hole information will be disabled.

For Team Handicap use

If you are running a “net” scramble, indicate how the team handicap is calculated here.

For Point Quota use

If you are running a Point Quota tournament, indicate how you want TM to produce the point quota.

Tip: You can load the sample custom view Results-Point Quota to show Points Quota instead of handicaps on your main viewing screen. See Custom Views for how to create your own custom views and reports.

Default "team name"

When you initially create a tournament, each team is by default named "Team #1", "Team #2", etc. You can change this default and name teams anything you wish.  For example, if you are not really running a "team" tournament and teams simply represent foursomes, you may wish to rename the teams, "Foursome #1", "Foursome #2", etc.

Click the drop box and select any of the predefined names or type in any name you wish. Click Reset Team names now to assign the new names. TM automatically appends each name with the team number.  Note: [Player's Last Names] is a special selection that inserts the players last names as the team name.

Show standing positions as

Select which way you wish “tied” positions to be shown on standings reports. 

Points awarded for

If you are running a points tournament (“Stableford”) or quota points tournament, type in the point values you wish to award for par, birdie, eagle, etc.

Tip: The values assigned here are only relevant when you print out a report that shows point standings.

You can load the sample Custom view Results - Gross/Net Hole By Hole Points to show points on your main viewing screen. See Custom Views for more info.