The coronavirus pandemic has seen a surge in people playing golf and it’s seen many golf clubs replace the paper scorecard with a digital one.
I just wanted to share this interesting piece over at Golf Industry Central on the impact of digital scoring on club competitions and has us wondering whether we are seeing the end of the ol’ pencil and scorecard?
It sounds like the scoring app has gone down very well with golfers who have embraced the technology during the coronavirus pandemic, and now looks to be ingrained into club golf.
During the Covid period, which has seen an unprecedented increase in online timesheet bookings, a growing number of clubs across the country have seen scorecard use drop by up to 95%. Furthermore, the uptake of digital scoring via the MiScore App has been prevalent across all age groups, further dispelling the myth that new technologies aren’t being embraced by older generation club members.
Interestingly there is another update to the MiScore App coming in the next few months which aims to keep track of golfers’ pace of play.
Club staff and management committees alike have been overwhelmingly supportive of the recent changes, not only in assisting to reduce physical ‘touchpoints’ around the club but noting in particular that the immediacy, speed, and efficiency of the digital platform has greatly assisted in their daily competition management. The pending addition of a full interactive Pace of Play module in the coming months has also created considerable interest.
Perhaps it could automatically apply penalty shots to the digital scorecard for slow play? 🙂
Read the full story over at Golf Industry Central.