Golf Genius Software conducted a season-ending survey among 2013 GolfLeagueGenius league managers and the results provide information on how leagues operate, what games they play, and what organizational tools are most important to them.
One of the biggest pieces of feedback we heard from golf league managers throughout the year was how GolfLeagueGenius provided the ability to change up the games each week. The powerful tournament engine allows numerous tournaments to be played within the same round, which keeps golfers engaged and coming back week after week.
It's no surprise that 61% of managers found the tournament manager as an "extremely helpful" tool. This was second to the pairings and scheduling tool which received 76% affirmation for being"extremely helpful".
In 2013, 72% of golf leagues using GolfLeagueGenius' tournament functionality played net events. Shocker? Not really. Net events even the playing field, and with GLG's automatic GHIN and GolfNet Handicap Index integration and updates, the manager's job is easier than ever before. Because of the ability to play net and gross events, and any other format within the same event, 68% of league managersincorporated gross and stroke play events during the season, 60% played skins, and 52% involved team games. There's no right way to run a golf league, but it's clear that golfers like variety when it comes to the games they play, and managers are giving the golfers what they want.
And what do league managers want? An efficient, seamless way to manage their league with no hassles. In response to how GolfLeagueGenius improved their league, and a couple leagues did say there was no improvement, here are some of the responses:
- "GolfLeagueGenius improved our league in a lot of ways. There's a website for scores, leaderboard, photos, and live scoring. User-scored tournaments is a big one for us since we do more than just golf and tally points over all events."
- "It has made our league more efficient and its ease of use makes it less work for our officers to do. We used to have to do everything manually."
- "Great planning and communication tool. The analytics help guys focus on the holes that give them the most trouble and as a result handicaps have improved."
- "GolfLeagueGenius provided improved pairings and ample statistics. Scoring has been important because scorekeepers make errors which are corrected by GLG."
92% of managers said yes/absolutely, 4% were probable, and 4% said no.
All in all, 2013 was a great season for GolfLeagueGenius. Users can be found in 40 states and 30 countries, and this manager survey helps to not only improve GolfLeagueGenius, but provide other league managers insight as to how they can increase engagement and league activity.