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Golf Track (3.5) Online Manual

2002, 2003 by Bruce Richards

Click image to download a demo Golf Track is an application that will allow you to keep track of your golf scores, money spent and maintain a golf course directory on the Palm OS.

Golf Track will allow you to create a course database for filtering so you can see just the scores shot and money spent at that course

I've seen a lot of golf tracking programs out there. None of them suited my needs or interest. I am not interested in tracking how many fairways I hit or the other uninteresting facts the other programs keep. They all require too much data to be entered.

All I really cared about is when did I play, what did I shoot and how much did I spend. I wanted a quick and easy method to enter the data that I could take with me. Those were the reasons I created this application.

I hope you find this program a useful tool for your tracking needs.

If you are looking to track a handicap this is not the tool for you. If you want an official USGA handicap register with your local golf association and post your scores.

While using the program on the PDA, you can get help for any screen by selecting Help from the toolbar.

Version History:

Version 3.5 adds the following new features: Alternating row colors (user selectable). Score database now default sorts in reverse order by date. Added additional theme color.

Version 3.0 adds the following new features: Pop-up editor for entering round notes. Pop-up stroke editor. Added strokes file. Added cost and par values to the course database. Added front, back totals, hole-by-hole totals, over/under totals to the round database. Palm OS 5 compatible.

Version 2.0 adds the following features: Color themes, Sort score database in ascending or descending order, Delete the score database, Sort course database, Scroll bar added to notes field.

Installing:

Hotsync the GolfTrack Installer.prc file to your PDA.

You will see an icon called InstGolft in the PDABruce category.

Select this icon to install and launch Golf Track. Several files will be extracted from the archive and the archive will delete itself.

Golf Track will automatically run once the installer has completed.

When you exit the program you will see the Golf Track program icon.

Note If you have problems with the installer or getting the program to run once you run the installer please let us know. Send an email to support@pdabruce.com telling us what problem you are having, what version of Palm OS you are running as well as the device make and model you are using.

Prior to installing

After installing

When you start GolfTrack for the first time a 30-Day Trial screen appears. Once you register the product this screen will no longer show.
The first screen that appears is the View All screen.

All rounds entered will display when you first launch the application. Select from the filter dropdown list to see only specific entries.

Tap the Add Score button to add a new entry.Select one of the entries in the list box to view/edit the entry.

Select the Courses button to display your course directory and to add/edit course entries.

Select the View Costs button to display a view similar to this screen where you can get a total cost of what you spent playing golf.When you select a filtered view you choice is remembered the next time you return to this screen

NOTE: You can sort the database in ascending or descending order. If you want to sort in ascending order you will have to re-sort each time you add a new item. The sort function is accessed from the Options menu of the Add/Edit screen.

View All

The Add/Edit screen allows you to edit existing records, create new records or delete records.

Before entering any rounds, please add some golf courses by tapping the Courses button on the View Scores screen.

Select the date for this record from the standard date popup.

Select a course from the dropdown list box. When you select the course the cost will be imported to this record. You can override the cost if necessary. Also, the par values set on the course record will be used to calculate over/under par totals.

Select whether 9 or 18 holes were played.

You can now enter your scores using graffiti or select the Holes button to select values from the drop down list boxes for each hole. As you do the front/back totals are calculated. When you select the Back button totals are updated on the main screen.Enter the number of putts for this round.

Optionally you can add notes. Tap the More button to bring up the Notes editor.

You can sort the database in ascending or descending order. If you choose ascending order you will have to re-sort each time you add a new score.

Use:

  • |< - view the first record on file
  • < - view the previous record on file
  • New - create a new record
  • > - view the next record on file
  • >| - view the last record on file
  • Del - delete the current record
  • All - return to the View Scores screen
  • Holes - enter hole-by-hole totals
  • More - view/edit notes for this round

You can edit the number of strokes that appear in the drop down list box for each hole by selecting Stroke Editor button from the Holes screen.

Add/Edit screen

Hole screen

Stroke Editor

Note Editor

The View Courses screen displays the golf courses and phone numbers you have entered into your database.

Tap the Back button to return to the View Scores screen.

Tap the Add Course button to add/edit or delete courses.

Tap a course in the list to view/edit information for that course.

View Courses

The Courses screen allows you to add/edit or delete golf courses from the database.

Enter the cost to play this course and par values to be used in the Add/Edit round screen.

NOTE: You can add a course called Equipment to track equipment costs. Create a course called Balls to track purchases of new balls.

Use:

  • |< - view the first record on file
  • < - view the previous record on file
  • New - create a new record
  • > - view the next record on file
  • >| - view the last record on file
  • Delete - delete the current record
  • All - return to the View Courses screen
Course info

The View Costs screen allows you to quickly get a total of what you have spent playing.

Tap the Back button to return to the View Scores screen.

Tap the Calculate button to total the entries on the screen.

Select to view only one course by selecting that course from the dropdown list box. Selection is remembered when you return to this screen.

View Costs

Cost: FREE