OutingCaddy.com helps organize your annual outings and trips
Every year, I go on exactly one golf trip. It is a great bunch of guys (up to 28, I believe). There is always a great selection of courses in Kentucky and Tennessee. And there are the obligatory wagers and quirky scramble formats (the only scrambles I get to play in all year!).
Most of all, there is an almost Herculean task of organizing the trip, planning the pairings, collecting and paying out money, and keeping track of everyone’s handicaps and scores.
Fortunately for us, David, the dedicated leader of our group, is a detail freak without peer. We affectionately refer to him as “Mother,” such is his doting over each and every one of his drunken charges. Mother’s right-hand-man is Mike, a computer whiz who keeps our scoring and handicap records on his home-grown spreadsheets.
Now, a new website called OutingCaddy.com promises to lighten Mother’s burden, and relieve Mike of his crucial role in the outing (which would leave him a lot more time to drink beer–you’re welcome, Mike!).
The functionality of the site is described as follows: “OutingCaddy.com is a site that allows anyone to post information and photos of their golf outing or tournament . . . for free! Register all your planned golf outings or golf tournaments on the website with a date, tee-time, and course. Invite players to join you on your golf outings, discuss your golf outing or tournament on the message board created for you and your fellow players, and update your leaderboard by adding scores for each player after your golf outing has come to an end.”
Chris Ross, developer of OutingCaddy.com, promises, “At Outing Caddy, anyone can record scores, post photos, and track each player’s improvements from year to year. You can use Outing Caddy for your own family golf outings, golf outings with friends and colleagues, or even to plan and post results of local golf tournaments.”
The interface is slick and straightforward. Ross is even in the process of creating videos to lead the truly Luddite among us through the steps in setting up a dedicated outing site.
Importantly, the site can also be used by club pros to post tournament scores and results, and keep track of all club/course activities.
Best of all, use of the site is absolutely free of charge.
No, I take that back. Best of all is that such a user-friendly site might help our beloved Mother enjoy the yearly outings even more.
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