Digital Scoring Policy
EFFECTIVE FOR 2020: As a result of COVID-19 and the need to keep all individuals safe and reduce the number of touchpoints, the MGA is mandating a Digital Scoring Policy, which is an online, web-based, hole-by-hole scorekeeping process for all MGA events (championships, member days, qualifiers and senior tour). It replaces keeping an official paper scorecard.
The digital scoring procedure uses the USGA Tournament Management (USGA TM) app which may be downloaded for free at the Apple and Android App stores. All participants in the field who have a smart phone SHOULD download the app. While it is necessary for only one person in each group (this may be a caddie if permitted) to enter scores, the other players are encouraged to keep their own score by using the GHIN app (hole by hole scoring) or by some other means.
Two important takeaways for you to remember:
- The policy is MANDATORY; and
- It replaces an official paper scorecard.