PDGA Tournament Manager Help

Uploading Player Data with the PDGA Tournament Manager

  1. Go to the PDGA Tournament Manager and login using the password provided by the PDGA in your event confirmation email. If you cannot locate the password, please contact the PDGA office at office@pdga.com or call (706) 261-6342
  2. Select the tournament you wish to administer from the drop-down menu.
  3. Enter the number of rounds in the tournament and click "Update".
  4. If you haven't already done so, please download the latest version of the TD Report in Excel format. It's good idea to rename the file to include the event name and year to make it easier to find later.
  5. Open the "Scores" tab at the bottom of the spreadsheet. Enter in the players divisions, names, PDGA numbers, scores, etc. in the appropriate columns.
  6. Highlight the player info on the spreadsheet along with the headings and copy (CTRL+C)
  7. Go back to your web browser and click on the "Upload" link in the main menu.
  8. Paste (CTRL+V) the player information you copied from the spreadsheet into the "Data Input" text area.
    • If your data has a headings row, leave the "First row in results contain field names" checked
    • Leave the "Overwrite existing results" box unchecked
    • Click "Next >>"
  9. The "Field Mappings" page asks you if the field names from the spreadsheet match the available database columns. Make sure they do and click "Next >>" again.
  10. If this is not the first time you've uploaded player information, you will now be asked to match players that do not have an assigned PDGA number and/or add new players that have not yet been uploaded.
    • If any players in the list do not match a previously uploaded player, check the "New" box for that player in the first column.
    • Click "Next >>"
  11. If there are any ties that need to be broken, set the correct "Finish Place" for each player.
    • Only ties for first place must be broken.
    • Click "Next >>"
  12. The "Summary Information" page provides you with an opportunity to double check your work before committing the upload to the database. If everything looks okay, click "Next >>"
  13. The upload process has been completed and you should now see an "Upload Successful" message and the "Tournament Result Summary". For full results, click on the "more" links under the top three results from each division or the "Results" link in the navigation menu at the top of the page.
  14. Your event listing on the PDGA Tour schedule will now have a book icon to indicate registered players have been uploaded or a trophy icon to indicate that scores have been uploaded and available for viewing.

Generating Ratings

To generate accurate ratings for each round, you need to assign course layouts to each division for each round played. The system creates an initial "Default Layout" of 18 holes with a par of 54. If you have a layout with more or less holes, or if different divisions play a different configuration (e.g., different tees), or if the course is changed (e.g., different basket placements) between rounds, then you need to create additional layouts and assign the divisions to them as outlined below.

  1. To add or edit layouts, click "Setup" in the main menu. In the section labeled "Course Layouts", you can edit the default layout and/or add new layouts as necessary (you need one for every configuration played in any round).
  2. To add a layout, click on the "Add Layout" button. Add a description for the layout, the number of holes and the total par for the layout then click "Add Layout".
  3. To assign the layouts for each division, click the "Ratings" link from the top menu. First, select the round you are assigning layouts for, then select the layout played by each division for that round and click the "Update" button. Repeat the process for each round.
  4. Once scores have been uploaded, ratings for each round will be automatically generated.

Note: These are temporary unofficial ratings. Please submit your TD Report to the PDGA office once your event is complete so that results can be officially processed and official ratings can be generated.

Assigning Tee-times

  1. In your spreadsheet, place the tee-times in the round column that the tee-times are for.
  2. Cut-and-paste the contents of the spreadsheet into the "Data Input" text area and hit the "Next >>" button
  3. On the "Fields Mapping" page, in the "Database Column", select Tee-time for the corresponding round in the "Upload Column" you are uploading tee-times for and hit the "Next >>" button.
  4. Proceed as outlined in Uploading Player Data with the PDGA Tournament Manager.

Round Scoring

You can enter round scores for each player as they come off the course and have itreflected on the results page in real time without having to upload the entire spreadsheet. This is particularly useful if you are using tee-times.

  1. Ensure that the correct layouts have been assigned to each division (see Generating Ratings).
  2. Click on the "Round Entry" link in the main menu.
  3. Enter the round scores in the Score column for each individual player as they come off the course.
  4. The scores will be reflected on the results page and ratings generated instantaneously.
  5. After all cards are in, you can use the "Export" link in the main menu to generate a file for easy cut-and-paste back into your Tournament Report spreadsheet.

Live Hole-by-hole Scoring

  1. From the "Setup" page click on the "Add Round" button under Hole-by-Hole Rounds
  2. Select the Round and Division from the corresponding drop-down lists that you wish to score and click the "Add Round" button.
  3. If the entered par for the layout does not match the sum of the holes being played, you will be asked to edit the layout and modify the indivdual hole pars so that over/under par will display correctly on the results page.
    • Click on the link to modify the pars and enter the correct par for each hole and click the "Update" button.
    • Click on "Setup" link from the main menu and then click on the Edit link next to the round and division that you wish to score.
    • Proceed to step 4.
  4. Check the box next to each player that you will be scoring and click the "Update" button.
  5. Click the "enter scores" link in the message box or the "Hole Entry" link from the main menu to begin scoring.
  6. Scoring will begin on hole 1 by default. You can switch to the hole that the players are on at anytime by clicking on the corresponding hole number.
  7. Enter in the hole score for each player in the Hole column and click the "Update" button.
  8. If you started on hole 1, you will be automatically taken to hole 2, and so on, as you complete each hole. If you started on a hole other than hole 1, you will need to manually switch to the correct next hole as you complete each hole.
  9. Click on the "Check Scores" link at any time to see the Live Scoring page.