Golf Addiction Statistics App Instruction

Thank you for your purchase of the Golf Addiction Statistics App.  You will soon be enjoying keeping up with your golf game and finding the areas which need improvement.

Here is our Golf Addiction Statistics App Icon:
Install the App from your download site. We are available on the "App Store" (Apple, iPhone, and iPad) and the "Play Store" (Google Android).  After the download you will be given an  "Install" button.  Choose "install" and the App will install on your phone or tablet and a Golf Addiction Statistics Icon (a White Flag and ball on a green) will appear in your Apps list.  Touch that icon and the program will load with a short splash screen of the icon and then settle into our Home Screen.

The Home Screen has three button choices:
  1. Start a New Round
  2. Review of Statistical Summary
  3. Review Individual Rounds
Start a New Round: There are six choices on this page.   
  1. The top Button is a database of golf courses.   Touching this will allow a search for the course you are playing.  Choose your course.  (If your course is not listed in the many-thousand course database, then email us your course data using the form at this Location of Course Data Form and send it as an email attachment To This Address and the database will be updated.)
  2. The current date is shown.  No choice necessary
  3. There are three choices for starting hole.  Make a choice.  (If you are starting a hole other than the most usual starting holes (such as a shotgun start tournament) you will be given a choice of starting hole.  Make the proper choice.)  Once a starting hole is indicated, the Round's Start Time screen will display the current time.  If this is the correct starting time, Touch "Set."  If you are using the program to enter data from a round previously played, set the starting time using the "+" and "-" signs to adjust time.  Pressing the AM/PM button will change it.  Once the proper time is indicated, press the set button which will take you to the data entry screen of the hole you chose.  
  4. Back to Home.  This choice sends you back to the Home Screen  

Data Entry Screen

The data entry screen will indicate the name of your course, the starting hole you chose, and Par of that hole.  There are always six and sometimes seven data points to be entered per hole.  (If you are in a green-side sand trap (indicated by "Number of Green-Side Sand Shots" of 1 or more), another data point will pop-up asking "Made a Sandy?" for a total of seven data points needed on that hole.)

 Data Entry
  1. Fairway Hit?  If your tee shot landed on the fairway, touch this box.
  2. Number of Chips?  Enter using the "+" or "-" keys or the "virtual keyboard" that pops up in the bottom of the screen.  CHIPS MEANS NUMBER OF SHOTS FROM GRASS OF 50 YARDS OR LESS.  SO THIS IS CHIPS AND PITCHES, BUT NOT SAND SHOTS.  We use this data to calculate your short game statistics and when we report "Ups and Downs" we will report on getting "Up" (on the green) and "Down" (a one putt) on all shots from grass or sand inside of 50 yards. 
  3. Number of Green-Side Sand Shots?  Enter using the "+" or "-" keys or the "virtual keyboard" that pops up in the bottom of the screen.  Do NOT enter fairway bunker shots.  WE ARE MEASURING GREEN-SIDE SAND PLAY.  If you enter ANY green-side sand shots, then another data point will pop-up asking "Made a Sandy?" 
  4. Made a Sandy?  If you had at least one sand shot (no matter how many sand shots you entered), and then had a "one putt" [got "up and down" on that last shot out of the bunker (or holed the sand shot)] then you made a sandy and should so indicate by touching the box after that question.
  5. Length of First Putt?  Once you land on the green we need the length of the FIRST PUTT.  That is, we need the distance of your ball from the cup when it first comes to rest on the green.  This is NOT the length of a putt you made, but the distance of the ball when first on the green, or the Length of First Putt.  This data can be conveniently entered using the slider or can be adjusted using the "+"or "-" indicatorerage s at the end of the slider, or be entered by the Virtual Keyboard.  
  6. Number of Putts?  Enter the number of  putts needed.  If the ball was "just off" the green, that was a chip and NOT a putt.  
  7. Score?  Your total score on that hole.
If you had a green-in-regulation, it will be indicated in the last data-box as calculated by the App.

Making Corrections to Data Entry:  If a data entry box has wrong data, the "-" or "+" keys can be used to change the entry.  Or tapping the box will bring up a "Blue Triangle Indicator" and the "Virtual Keyboard."  The "Blue Triangle Indicator" is a "slider" and can be touched and slid to the position needed and pressing the "triangle x" in the Virtual Keyboard will "back space delete" the inappropriate entry.       

If the Virtual Keyboard is still visible after data entry, use the Down Arrow at the bottom left of the Android Toolbar, and the Virtual Keyboard will go away giving choices of Previous Hole, End Round, or Next Hole.  Under most circumstances we will proceed to the "Next Hole" choice and we will enter data again.  

Review of Statistical Summary:

This choice will give the average of your rounds in one summary.   By USGA standards, this summary is based on the low ten rounds of the previous twenty rounds, if that many rounds are in the database.  It requires at least five rounds to calculate a summary and after that the summary uses USGA recommended numbers of rounds as follows:
  The Statistical Summary uses the same format as the "Review Individual Rounds," "Get Selected Round's Summary." 

Review Individual Rounds:

This choice gives four button choices to review a round.
  1. Select the Course you which to review
  2. Select the date of the round desired
  3. Edit Selected Round:  This choice gives the option of making edit changes in prior rounds.
  4. Get Selected Round's Summary:  Choosing this option brings up the following sub-headings and 31 statistics:
  • This Round's Results: (Pace of Play, Par, Score, Holes in one, Double Eagles, Eagles, Birdies, Pars, Bogeys, Double Bogeys, Worse than Double, One Putts, Three Putts or Worse) 
  • Long Game: (Fairways %, GIR %, Long-Game Handicap )
  • Short Game: (Up and Down %, Sandies %, Short-Game Handicap))
  • Putting : (# of Putts, One Putts, Three or worse putts, Putts per GIR, Putts per MGIR, Strokes Gained Putting)
  • Handicaps: (USGA Type Index, Short Game, Long Game, Strokes Gained Putting, and Course Handicap)

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