Q: I am trying to purchase a membership but it will not let me.
A: You have to use the PayPal option to purchase a membership. You do not need to have a PayPal account it will just do the processing of your credit card.
Q: Were is my handicap? I have entered a couple scores but I cannot see my handicap.
A: The USGA handicap formula requires you to have at least 5 scores entered. You will see your handicap on the right once you have entered a minimum of 5 scores.
Q: Where is the “Add Members” button.
A: In order for the add members button to show you must.
- Have a group level membership.
- Have created a group
- Not have exceeded your membership maximum member amount. If you have a Membership Full button will appear in its place.
Q: Is the group membership fees per person in the group?
A: No the fee covers all members in your group.
Q: How do I edit course information.
A: Simply go to “My Courses” where you will see a list of the courses you have entered. In the last column there is an edit button.
Q: Is there a maximum score on a single hole that should be used in calculating a handicap?
A: This is referred to as Equitable Stroke Control. Since The Sandbagger does not require you to enter the par and your score for every hole it does not apply this for you. You should apply this yourself and enter your adjusted total score. Here are the Guidelines:
EQUITABLE STROKE CONTROL
Handicap Maximum Number On Any Hole
|Course Handicap||Maximum Number Posted on Any Hole|
|9 or less||Double Bogey|
|10 through 19||7|
|20 through 29||8|
|30 through 39||9|
|40 or more||10|
Q: We only want the sandbagger to keep track of handicaps for our course. Can it be modified to fit our needs?
A: Yes we can modify the sandbagger to meet your requirements.
Q: Why are some of my group membership handicaps blank?
A: The members of your group must have 5 scores entered for their handicap to show..
Q: How do I delete a course?
A: You cannot delete a course but you can edit the course to a different name, slope and rating.
Q: Can I make my WordPress site into a golf handicap site?
A: Yes contact Sandbagger Media for pricing.
Q: I sometimes only play 9 holes can I enter this into the handicap system.
A: Slope and Rating are usually calculated for a full 18 of a course. Entering a score for nine holes will make your handicap incorrect.
Q: Instead of the USGA calculated handicap can the calculation formula change to something like averaging the best 4 rounds out of 6?
A: We used the USGA formula because it is the most widely used handicap formula. If you would like a site that uses a custom formula contact Sandbagger Media Ltd.
Q: Also when you add members (players), can you post their scores creating their own handicaps?
A: Yes, you can post their scores or they can post their scores. They cannot however post your scores. Group Administrators can post scores of any member in their group.