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This IntelliGolf® Tour shows you how easy it is to score a round of golf on your BlackBerry smartphone. Just follow the steps below.

Backup: Before installing any new application onto your BlackBerry smartphone, it is always a good idea to make a backup copy of your BlackBerry software. To do this, please speak with your IT Manager or start-up RIM's Desktop Manager application on your PC and select "Backup and Restore". Then select "Backup". Just follow the on-screen instructions. After the backup process has completed, please continue on with the IntelliGolf installation instructions listed below. Have a Great Round!

Installation Instructions - To install the IntelliGolf software on your PC and smartphone please follow the instructions below, depending upon the product purchased, and then follow the on-screen instructions. You'll be ready to golf in minutes!

Note: If you purchased your BlackBerry smartphone over 90 days ago, you should download and install RIM's latest Desktop and Device software before installing any 3rd-party applications (e.g. IntelliGolf). They will install and run a lot better :-). If you purchased your BlackBerry smartphone from a phone company (i.e. carrier), please click here. If you purchased your BlackBerry directly from RIM, please click here. We also have a lot of great FAQs on loading/installing/using IntelliGolf for BlackBerry smartphones by clicking here.

Eagle Pro and Eagle Pro Upgrade editions - Unzip the downloaded igeaglexxx.zip file and save the included files to your PC. Next, double-click on the igbirdiexxx.msi file. That will install the IntelliGolf desktop software, handheld/smartphone software, and synchronization software. Next, double-click on the igeagleoxxx.msi file. That will install the Eagle edition's GPS and Bluetooth handheld/smartphone software. You're done. Please view the Quick Start Tour below. Have a Great Round!

Birdie and Birdie Upgrade editions (+ Eagle GPS Option) - First, double-click on the igbirdiexxx.msi file. That will install the IntelliGolf desktop software, handheld/smartphone software, and synchronization software. Note: If you also purchased the Eagle GPS Option (add-on) software, double-click on the igeagleoxxx.msi file. That will install the Eagle GPS Option's GPS and Bluetooth handheld/smartphone software. You're done. Please view the Quick Start Tour below. Have a Great Round!

Eagle Value (OTA) edition - If you download the Eagle Value edition wireless to your smartphone, it should have installed wirelessly for you. If it did not install, please contact your wireless reseller. If you downloaded the Eagle Value edition from an Internet-based (non-wireless) reseller, then Unzip the downloaded igeaglebbxxx.zip file. Save the IntelliGolf.alx and IntelliGolf.cod files to your PC and write down the saved location (e.g. C:/Downloads). Then, start-up RIM's Desktop Manager on your PC. Click on the "Application Loader" and then select "Add/Remove Applications". RIM's Application Loader will search your PC's hard drive for the IntelliGolf (.alx) application. Once found, you will see it listed at the bottom of the application's list with a check-box next to it. Click on the "check box" to install the latest version of the IntelliGolf software. Click on "Next" and then "Finish". The IntelliGolf Eagle OTA software will be installed onto your Blackberry smartphone. Note: If you are "upgrading" from an earlier version of the Eagle OTA software (e.g. version 9.x), you may need to use the "Browse" selection from the Application Loader's software list menu to ensure that you are installing the "latest" version of the IntelliGolf Eagle OTA software and not simply re-installing the previous version (e.g. version 9.x).

For answers to common questions (e.g. downloading courses, network set-up, GPS set-up, etc) please visit the RIM section of our FAQs by clicking here.

TIP: On most Blackberry smartphones, the middle "Navigation Button" or the "Touch Screen" is used to select pull-down menus (e.g. Tees v) and selection boxes (e.g. [Player Name]) in the IntelliGolf software. However, on some Blackberry smartphones (e.g. Storm, Torch, etc) these items are selected using the "Space Bar" key and the "Backspace" button.

TIP: On most Blackberry smartphones, the "screen width" and the "numeric keypad mapping" has been automatically done for you. However, on some of the latest smartphones this has to be done manually (only the first time) using IntelliGolf's advanced "Preferences" settings. If IntelliGolf's screen width or keypad mapping is not correct on your particular smartphone, please see the RIM section of our FAQs for easy-to-follow instructions on how to set these items using Preferences.

Rounds Screen.

1. Start a New Round.

Launch IntelliGolf on your phone by selecting the IntelliGolf program icon. To start a new round, simply choose the New menu choice.
Rounds Menu Screen.

If you have scored other rounds, you may also resume them or delete them from the menu shown here.

Choose Course Screen.

2. Choose the Golf Course.

Now it is time to select, enter, or download your favorite course's digital scorecard. You can either:

  1. Choose from an existing course on your BlackBerry using the Select/Change menu item (see below), or
  2. Add a new course manually to your BlackBerry using the New Course menu item (see below), or
  3. Wirelessly download a digital course scorecard directly to your BlackBerry using the Download Course menu item. There are more instructions on setting up and wirelessly downloading courses below.
Select Course Screen.
IntelliGolf provides the ability to wirelessly download digital scorecards directly to your BlackBerry using your phone's Internet access (data) capabilities from our IntelliCourse™ database. It includes over 27,000+ digital scorecards. Downloading a scorecard from the database will save you up to 300 key strokes as compared to entering all of the hole yardages, par ratings, and hole handicaps manually. This is another free benefit of using IntelliGolf (i.e. access to the IntelliGolf course database :-).

To download a course, please select the Download Course menu command and follow the Search instructions in the next section.

Course Downloads Search.
To wirelessly search for a course, please enter (at least) the course's name into the Course field. Entering more information (e.g. City, State, Country) will help to refine the search, but may also limit the search. As such, entering just the course's name is best until you get familiar with IntelliGolf. Then, choose the Search command from the menu item. IntelliGolf will connect to the Internet and search the IntelliGolf database for your course. During the search you can use the Cancel command to stop the search at any time.

Note 1. If your BlackBerry is not set-up yet to wireless download data from the Internet, please see our wireless set-up instructions by clicking here.

Note 2. If you receive an error message when trying to download courses, please click here for additional set-up instructions.

Course Downloads
At the completion of the search process, IntelliGolf will automatically present the list of available courses that meet your search criteria.
Course Downloads
From the course list, please select a course to download and then choose the Download command.
Course Downloads
Once the course download begins, you will see a status bar appear that will let you know how the course download is progressing. This should take less than 1 minute to complete under normal circumstances.
Add/Edit Course Screen.
In addition to downloading courses, you may also add a new course by using the New Course command. A course name and at least one Tee name (e.g. Blue) are required. The other fields (e.g. Phone, City, State, etc.) are optional. You may enter information for as many as 5 tees.
Edit Tee Box.
Choose a tee number from the menu to enter information for another tee box.
Edit Tee Box.
Choosing the Tee Details command will bring up a series of screens that allow you to enter information for each hole of the currently selected tee box.

Players Screen.

3. Add the Players.

After selecting the course to play, the Add Players screen is shown with you already selected for the round. To add up to 4 other players use the Add menu command.
Select Player Screen.
Choose the player you would like to add to the round and then the Select command. If you would like to create a new player, select the <New player> item.
Player Screen.
Creating a new player is easy, just fill in the information and choose the Done command.

If you would like to enter a player's handicap, you have four choices:

  1. Handicap
    Use this selection to define a player's handicap.
  2. USGA Index
    Use this selection for players that have a USGA Handicap Index. IntelliGolf will compute a course handicap for the golfer using the formula: Course Handicap = Index * slope / 113. IntelliGolf supports a men's and women's slope rating for each tee, so be sure to set the Sex field correctly if you are using this handicap choice.
  3. Average Score
    Use this selection when a player does not have an established handicap but they have some idea of what their "average" score is on this course. IntelliGolf will compute a handicap using the formula: Handicap = Average Score - Course Par.
  4. EGA Index
    Use this selection for players that have a Handicap Index issued by a European golf association. IntelliGolf will compute a course handicap for the golfer using the formula: Course Handicap = Index * slope / 113 + rating - par.

Note: If you are a "professional" golfer and have a "plus" USGA Index (e.g. +1), please enter the handicap value number and then check the "Pro/+ hdcp index" checkbox. Most of us (amateurs :-) think of this as a negative handicap, but it is actually called a Plus Handicap.

Sidegames Screen.

4. Add the Side Games.

If members of your group have agreed to a friendly side game, add games here by choose the Add command. If you're playing "just for fun", enter a wager of 0. This screen is also used to edit or delete games already being played.
Choose Sidegame Screen.
After choosing Add, this screen will allow you to select a game.
Add/Edit Sidegames Screen.
Choose a wager amount and which golfers are playing. Skins can be scored with or without carryovers, and Nassau can be played with or without presses.

Handicap scoring can be calculated one of four ways on an individual game basis:

  1. Handicap difference
  2. Full handicaps
  3. Handicap values
  4. No handicaps

When using the Handicap difference method, IntelliGolf subtracts the low handicap from all players' handicaps. The Handicap values choice lets you enter a handicap value for each player for just this game.

Hole Screen.

5. Enter Strokes, Putts and Hole Information.

This screen is where you enter the strokes and putts for the players as well as hole yardage, par and handicap information (if you have not already done so). Scores and putts are entered on your phone's keyboard.

Entering the scores shown is as easy as tapping on the 4, 1, 4, 2, 5, 2, 6, 2 phone keys.

On the first hole, choose the the Start command when you tee off. IntelliGolf will automatically keep track of the elapsed time of your round in the upper right corner of the screen.

The dots after the hole score column indicate how many strokes that player gets based on the handicaps for the current sidegame.

Use the trackwheel/trackball to select player scores. Pressing the "Alt" key while using the trackwheel/trackball allows the other areas of this screen to be selected. Once selected, press the space key on your keyboard or use the Select/change command to see a player's scorecard/statistics, track shots, assign game points, or view the game scorecard.

If you select and activate the green rectangle under the flagstick, it brings up this screen so you can track statistics for your shots. You may also use the Shots menu choice.

For drive, fairway, approach, and chip shots, you can mark whether your shot hit the fairway/green, or missed. If you missed, you can mark whether the miss was left or right and/or short or long (via the arrows).

Too see the information for all tee boxes on a hole, use the Tee Details menu command. If you haven't entered the tee box information for the course you're playing, that can be done here too.

GPS Screen

6. IntelliGPS® (Eagle versions only)

IntelliGolf provides the ability to view GPS distances from tee-to-green. This can be done using industry-leading GPS receivers connected to your BlackBerry or via the embedded GPS chip in some BlackBerry models (e.g. BB 8800-series and BB 8300-series (some models)). This is for GPS-surveyed courses as denoted by the "satellite icon" listed next to the course name in the IntelliGolf course database (click on the "Courses" tab at the top of www.intelligolf.com). To view IntelliGolf's GPS distances screen, please select the GPS menu command or press the P on your BB's keyboard.

Note 1. For more information on connecting a Bluetooth GPS receiver to your BlackBerry please click here.

Note 2. For more information on setting up IntelliGolf to work with your BlackBerry's embedded GPS chip (some models), please click here.

GPS Setup Screen
Note: If you are connecting a Bluetooth GPS receiver to your BlackBerry, you will need to designate which GPS receiver you are using to your BlackBerry and then to IntelliGolf. First, turn on your BlackBerry's Bluetooth communications (see your Owner's Manual) and discover your Bluetooth GPS receiver. This must be done "before" starting IntelliGolf. Then, from within IntelliGolf's GPS set-up screens, you can add your Bluetooth GPS receiver to the device list. This can be done using the IntelliGolf screen shown to the left. This is actually very easy to do once you've successfully connected your Bluetooth GPS receiver to your BlackBerry. There is more information available in the FAQ, please click here to read it.
GPS Survey Screen
Plus, if your favorite golf course's GPS coordinates aren't uploaded yet, you can use IntelliGolf's handheld/smartphone GPS survey screen (and a GPS receiver) to quickly enter GPS coordinates "during" your round of golf. Or, you can use our Internet-based Course Survey Editor (CSE) to survey your favorite course(s) "before" your round of golf, using Google Earth, from the comfort of your own home). The choice is yours!

For detailed instructions on how to set and GPS-survey your favorite course(s) please click here.

To survey the course you are currently playing using your handheld/smartphone, simply tap on the Record button as you reach the 200, 150, and 100 yard/meter markers, any of three custom fairway points (e.g. creek, sand trap, lake, etc) per hole, and the front, center, and back of the green. IntelliGolf will record these GPS coordinates for you and automatically convert them into distance readings. It's that easy.

Score Summary Screen.

7. Let IntelliGolf Score the Round.

During the round, IntelliGolf will tally the scores. At any time you can view a player's scorecard and statistics by selecting their name (use the Alt+trackwheel/trackball).

At the end of the round this scoring summary screen is shown.

Player Scorecard
This is the player's scorecard. You may switch to another player's scorecard selecting their name in the previous screen with your trackwheel/trackball and pressing on space key or choosing the select/change menu choice.
You can also view scoring statics for a player by choosing the Averages, Totals or Putts menu commands. You may also cycle through these screens by pressing on the space key on your keyboard.

See how you performed today in an instant with easy to read bar charts and tables.

View scoring totals for each player.
View putting stats for each player.

Sidegames summary Screen.

8. Let IntelliGolf Score the Side Games.

When the round is complete, IntelliGolf calculates each player's winnings!

Sidegames Details Screen.
This is the game scorecard. You can view this during the round by selecting (Alt+trackwheel) the last rectangle on the hole scoring screen.

Send Menu Screen

9. Post Your Round

Bring your BlackBerry with you into your home course clubhouse. Select a completed round and press the Post menu command. IntelliGolf will show you all the scoring information you'll need to post your score for handicap calculations.

Rounds Screen.

Synchronize Screen.

10. Synchronize with Desktop PC

If you purchased the IntelliGolf Birdie or Eagle edition software (vs Eagle OTA software), your courses, players, and rounds can be uploaded and download to/from your Windows-based PC. On your PC, you can then use the IntelliGolf desktop software to review performance charts and graphs, approximate your handicap, print scorecards, export rounds to the web, upload and download digital scorecards from the IntelliGolf course database, and more...

To upload/download your courses, players, and rounds to/from the IntelliGolf desktop software, please perform the steps listed below.

IMPORTANT: You do not need to start RIM's Desktop Manager synchronization utility. IntelliGolf will do everthing for you (more below :-). However, you will need to have RIM's desktop software, version 4.2 (or later) installed on your PC. To check this, start up RIM's desktop software on your PC. Click on Help, then About, and read the version number. If you are running version 4.1 or earlier then you will want to download and install RIM's latest desktop software. It's easy to do via the pull-down menu on RIM's web site. Please click here to visit RIM's desktop software update web page.

  1. Connect your BlackBerry smartphone to your PC with its USB cable.
  2. Start the IntelliGolf desktop (PC) software.
    - Click just to the left of the courses, rounds and players (PC) that you want to synchronize to your BB. A blue sync icon will appear.
  3. Choose the "Synchronize" menu command from IntelliGolf on your BlackBerry (see top screen shot - left).
  4. Choose the "Start" menu command from IntelliGolf on the Sync Settings screen.

IntelliGolf will now upload/download your courses, players, and rounds to/from your PC.

BTW - You also have the option to remove players, courses, and rounds currently on your BlackBerry after a successful synchronizaiton (see screen shot - bottom left). Since RIM's operating system limits the number of items than can be stored by third-party applications, you may want to do this occassionally. Click here for more information on the BB's courses, rounds and player limits.

DESKTOP TOUR You are now ready to review some great statistics, charts, and graphs using the IntelliGolf desktop/laptop PC software. Please click here to continue on to the IntelliGolf desktop tour.

Congratulations, you are now ready to start using IntelliGolf!

Have a Great Round!

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