I agree 100%, this is absolutely a feature that we will be looking to add to the app in the future.
Hi Bland McCartha - the world handicap system requires a large investment of resources on our part. We prioritize our efforts for the features with the highest demand and to ensure the app stays current and relevant for our users. I hope this information helps.
Hi Jared. Thanks for sharing your candid feelings. I'll be sure the team receives your feedback.
Jared thank you for your feedback. USGA's terms of service do not permit accessing their website programmatically on golfer's behalf. So we can't just make the app go to the website and post the scores for you. Instead the process requires negotiating with Regional Associations and posting scores through them. At least this was the case last time we talked to USGA officials. It's unclear if the process will change once the World Handicap System goes live.
We've been planning to implement that for a long time, however as a small team we have to focus on features with the biggest impact. GHIN posting just never made it to the top of the list. I apologize about the delay and we'll keep everyone posted as we have any news.
We are in what I would call the final review stages by the USGA. We've performed actions requested by the USGA and are awaiting word from them. We appreciate your interest and patience. It's a feature we've been working with USGA to get approved for quite a while now. We are as eager to release it as you are to use it!
Hi Jameswhite. Thanks for your comment. We've focused on bringing the most popular/in-demand updates and features. We understand users would appreciate this option and we have it on our road map for potential future development.
As I mentioned above this is a feature we really want to have and one that we are currently working on.
So a small request then regarding handicap as Golf Pad's calculation seems to be pretty accurate...
Can we have the Golf Pad calculated handicap displayed more prominently in the app?
The dashboard on your website (dashboard.golfpadgps.com/dashboard) clearly displays the calculated index.
Something similar would be nice to have in the app, right at the top of either the Playing History or Statics screens.
An estimated target date would be appreciated. Thanks
Back on the WHS ... if and when that goes live, will the app use the new format? Or, is this expected to be something that won't be "official" unless we pay extra for it (like the USGA and the GHIN)?
Randy, Golf Pad will compute WHS handicap index based on your playing history, just like it does with USGA, CONGU or EGA handicaps. It's unclear yet if we'll be able to maintain your official handicap card or automatically post scores to your official handicap provider. As more details become available, we'll post them on our blog: https://golfpadgps.com/news.
I agree. Posting to GHIN would be great.
James, this makes sense. We plan a refresh for profile screen, will make handicap index more prominent with that.
Excellent, thank you!