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This tour of IntelliGolf® shows you how easy it is to use your PalmOS®-compatible handheld computer on the course to score the round, and later upload the results to your Windows desktop. Just follow the steps below.
 


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!

* Eagle and Eagle Upgrade editions - The Eagle edition software is a virtual bundle of the Birdie edition and Eagle GPS Option software. First, 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. Next, perform two (2) consecutive HotSyncŪ operations. The first HotSync operation will install the IntelliGolf software onto your handheld. The second HotSync operation will synchronize your courses, rounds, and players to your handheld/desktop. 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. Next, perform two (2) consecutive HotSyncŪ operations. The first HotSync operation will install the IntelliGolf software onto your handheld. The second HotSync operation will synchronize your courses, rounds, and players to your handheld/desktop. 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 save the IntelliGolf igeaglexxx.prc file to your PC. Next, double-click on the downloaded .prc file. That should start-up Palm's device installation and HotSync software on your PC. Just follow the on-screen instructions. You'll be ready to golf in minutes. Please view the Quick Start Tour below. Have a Great Round!

* Eagle Value/OTA edition (Palm Pre only) - For Palm Pre installation instructions please click here. You'll be ready to golf in minutes :-).

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


User Instructions

Steps 1 though 10 pertain to the IntelliGolf Par, Birdie, and Eagle Editions. Step 11 pertains only to the Birdie and Eagle Editions. The Birdie and Eagle editions includes all of the features listed in steps 1-10, all of the features listed in step 11, and all of the features listed in the Desktop Tour. Note: Step 6 only applies to the Eagle editions. Have a Great Round!

Main Screen.

1. Start a New Round.

Launch IntelliGolf on your computer by tapping on Applications and then IntelliGolf. To start a new round, simply tap on the New Round button.

If you have scored other rounds, you may also resume them or delete them. The icons at the bottom of the screen allow you to perform the following functions:

Scorecard Icon   View a scorecard for a complete round.
Notes Icon   View the round notes for a completed round and your player notes.
Beam Icon   Beam a completed round to another PalmOS computer.
Course Icon   View, edit, and download course scorecards.
Player Icon   View and edit players.
Delete Icon   Delete a round.


Tapping on the MENU icon brings up a menu bar. The Beam menu allows you to send a course, player, or a trial copy of IntelliGolf to another PalmOS handheld computer. Round Menu.


Choose Course Screen.

2. Choose the Golf Course.

In the Golf Cource screen, choose an existing course from the list or tap on the New button.

Decide where you'll be teeing off from and set the Tees and Start choices appropriately.

IntelliGolf provides access to over 27,000+ signature courses in the IntelliCourse™ database. Using a scorecard from the database saves you from entering hole information at the course and makes round setup a breeze.
If you own the Birdie edition you can download courses to your Windows desktop from the Internet and use HotSync to transfer them to your handheld computer. Click here to access the database.
If someone at the course already has the scorecard on their handheld computer, they can beam it to you.
If you own a Palm device with wireless data access to the Internet (e.g. Treo), tap on the flagstick icon in the Rounds screen, and then on the wireless flagstick in the Golf Courses screen. This will launch the handheld's web browser and allow you to search for and download a course directly to your handheld from the IntelliGolf web site.

Golf Courses Clipper Search Clipper Results IntelliCourse download complete


New/Edit Course Screen.
Tapping on the New button brings up this screen. 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.

If you wish to keep personal notes about a course (greens fees, driving directions, etc.), they can be entered by tapping on the button at the bottom of the screen.

Edit Tee Box.
Tapping on the    next to a Tee name brings up this screen. It allows you to enter all the information about each hole before you begin your round. You can also enter the information as you play each hole on the course. The numeric keypad in this screen speeds up data entry.
It's easy to search for and download courses to your handheld computer using the IntelliCourse web clipping application on a PalmVII or i705:

Players Screen.

3. Add the Players.

For each player in your group, tap on a player box. This brings up a screen that allows you to "write" the player's name on the scorecard.

If you wish to count putts for a player, tap on the checkbox under putts. When putts are counted, IntelliGolf will also calculate how many greens were hit in regulation.

If any of the players are playing a different tee than you, you may select it here.

Normally IntelliGolf shows player's net scores and how many strokes they are over or under Par. Optionally, IntelliGolf can show British Stableford points (1 point for a Bogey, 2 points for Par, 3 points for a Birdie, etc.) for each player by checking the "Stableford scoring" checkbox at the bottom of this screen. This scoring is very popular in Europe.

Choose Player Screen.
This screen comes up to "write" a player's name on the scorecard. The Scorecard name is required, other fields are optional. You may also erase a player from the scorecard by tapping on the Erase button. To enter a new player, select <New Player> from the list.

If you would like to enter a player's handicap, you have three 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.

Games Screen.

4. Add the Side Games.

If members of your group have agreed to a friendly side game, add games here by tapping on the New button. 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.

For a full description of all of the games, click here.

New/Edit Game Screen.
Pressing the New game button brings up this screen. Choose a game, wager amount, and which golfers are playing. Skins can be scored with or without carryovers, and Nassau can be played with or without presses. Tap on the currency symbol to change what currency you wish to use for wagering.

The handicap strokes for each player are shown to the right of their names. 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). Everything can be entered by tapping on the desired field and then tapping on the numbered buttons at the bottom of the screen.

Entering the scores shown is as easy as tapping on the 4, 1, 4, 2, 5, 2, 6, 2 buttons! A golf tee works great for this if you don't want to pull out the stylus. To go to the next/previous hole use the arrow buttons at the bottom right area of the screen, or use the hardware scroll buttons near the bottom of the computer. You can also quickly get to any hole by tapping on the hole number at the top of the screen. Hole List.

If you are keeping score with stableford points and you wish to "ring" a hole for a player, tap on the zero button and IntelliGolf will automatically calculate a score that results in zero stableford points.

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

If you tap on a player's name or game score, a round scorecard or game scorecard will be shown for the player.

If during the round you need to edit player or game settings, tap on the computer's MENU icon. The following menu allows you to edit the settings: Options Menu.

Scorecard screen.

If you want to view a scorecard for all the players, tap on the icon at the bottom of the screen.

Notes screen.

If you tap on the icon you can record notes for each hole on a course, for the whole course, for the round, or for your own personal swing notes. The course notes will appear every time you play the same course again and your swing notes will appear every time you play. If you have the Birdie Edition, the round notes will appear on the scorecard when it is viewed on your PC or printed.

Multi-round stats.

If you tap on the icon you can view your historical stats for the current hole.

Scorecard screen.

If you tap on the Honors menu item, it will show you who has honors for a hole. On the first hole it allows you to set the honors order by tapping on the names of the players in the order they have teed off.

Shot Tracking screen.

If you tap on the box under the flagstick, it brings up this screen so you can track statistics for your drive, approach shot, chip, and first putt. Simply tap on the number buttons provided on the shot tracking screen or use your phone's keypad to enter the distance for your shot (e.g. 280 yards) next to the Length field.

For drive, 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).

To track sand save statistics, mark all chip shots from a bunker and mark "save" when you hit it on the green from the sand and one putt.

Game Points screen.

Tapping on the box second from the right for a player allows you to record points for gaming. This is where you select who the hole partners are for the game of Wolf and where you can record points for your Custom games (in this example "Barkies").

Distance Calculator Screen.


IntelliGolf includes a distance calculator to help you determine the distance to the green and your drive distances. You calibrate it by noting how many steps it takes you to pace off 10 yards or meters and then record that number in the steps field.

For each step you take, press one of the scroll buttons near the bottom of the computer. Next tap whether you paced "from the mark" or "to it", and select which yardage marker you used. If you paced from a distance marker other than that shown (like a spinkler head), check X and enter the distance in the field provided. IntelliGolf will then calculate how far it is to the green and how far from the tee. You can assign the distance from the tee as the drive distance for any of the players in your foursome.

To bring up the distance calculator, press the 3rd Application button (the one that normally brings up the To Do List) on the computer.

To set a drive or approach shot distance, press the "Drive >" or "Appr. >" buttons, respectively. This will bring up the Shot Tracking Screen with the distance entered.

Preferences Screen.

You can also program which button brings up the distance calculator in the Preferences screen. This screen can also be used to show stableford points instead of +/- par in the hole screen or hide it altogether.

Fivesome Hole Screen.


On those occations when you golf in a fivesome, the IntelliGolf hole screen adjusts accordingly.


GPS Distances

GPS Survey

6. IntelliGPS® (Eagle versions only)

IntelliGolf provides the ability to view distances from tee-to-green with GPS accuracy using industry-leading GPS receivers. Plus, even if you don't own a GPS receiver, IntelliGolf's new IntelliGPS technology will automatically predict distances to key target locations (i.e. fairway markers, green, etc) for you from the Tee Box. As such, you don't have to own a GPS receiver to start enjoying the benefits of IntelliGolf today. Just tap on the "satellite icon" at the bottom of the main scoring screen and start viewing IntelliGPS distances immediately. Club selection has never been easier.

Score Summary 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 Setup Screen.
The first time you access the GPS distance screen you will need to configure IntelliGolf to use your GPS receiver. Tap on the Setup button.

For detail instructions on how to setup IntelliGPS click here.

Score Setup Screen.
Most GPS receivers output information in NMEA format and IntelliGolf requires devices that are NMEA compatible. For a list of GPS receivers that have been IntelliGPS certified to work with IntelliGolf click here.

Select NMEA Compatible drop down to use your GPS device with IntelliGolf. If you do not have a GPS receiver then leave the selection on None or Simulator.

Simulator mode generates simulated GPS data in the IntelliGolf GPS screens to demonstrate the features of IntelliGPS.

Score Setup Screen.
Select the type of connection for your GPS receiver.

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 tapping on their name.

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

Player Score Screen.
This is a player's scorecard. If you notice a score that is wrong, just tap on it to change it.

To see the scorecard for another player, tap on the player name at the top of this screen and choose from the list of the players:  

Statistics, Averages Screen.
Tapping on the Averages button brings up this screen.

View scoring averages for each player in your group.

Statistics, Totals Screen.
Tapping on the Totals button brings up this screen.

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

Statistics, Totals Screen.
Tapping on the Putts button brings up this screen.

See how your putting game scored today in an instant with easy to read bar charts and tables.


Game Summary Screen.

8. Let IntelliGolf Score the Side Games.

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

During the round, IntelliGolf will score the side games. It will even show you a press button when a player/team goes down by 2 in a Nassau! Just tap on a player's game score to see how they are doing in all of the games.

Player Game Score Screen.
This is the player's game scorecard. It shows which holes were won in inverse text and which holes were lost in underline text. You can check your projected winnings/losses anytime during the round.

When playing Skins, IntelliGolf allows you to award a tiebreaker to a player on the last hole by tapping on the Won 18 checkbox.


Beam Menu

Beam Courses Screen

9. Share Your Scorecards

When you have finished scoring a round, you will be returned to the Round screen. If you press the MENU icon (  ), the Beam menu allows you to share information with other Palm computer owners.

If someone shows up without the teebox information for a course, beam it to them and save them alot of tapping. If it's your turn to keep score, beam them the completed round at the 19th hole.

If you meet another Palm user that doesn't use IntelliGolf yet, you can beam them a trial copy of the program in a matter seconds.


Post Screen

10. Post your round.

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


Hotsync Screen Shot

11. Synchronization

If you purchased the IntelliGolf Birdie or Eagle edition software for the Palm OS, 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 your courses, players, and rounds to the included IntelliGolf desktop software, please perform the steps listed below.

  1. Place the Palm handheld into its synchronization cradle and turn on its power.
  2. Press the Hotsync button on the cradle to start the synchronization process. Note: You also have the option to "keep" or "delete" the players, courses, and rounds currently on your Palm handheld. The choice is yours!

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

You are now ready to review some great statistics, charts, and graphs using the IntelliGolf desktop edition software. Please click here to continue on with the desktop tour.


Congratulations, you are now ready to start using IntelliGolf!

Have a Great Round!

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