New changes have been made to accommodate the suggestions we received last spring to make this program more user friendly. As always we appreciate those comments to keep improving the service that we give to you.


NEW One click electronic sending of stats to Golfstat

Welcome to GOLFSTATíS ESTAT SOFTWARE DIRECTIONS. These directions were last updated on August 7, 2003. ESTAT allows you to enter your statistics on the road and then e-mail the statistical files to Golfstat for faster return of your reports. As an added feature ESTAT gives you instant analysis after each round on the road. Another added feature is the approach yardage analysis which allows you to analyze the most successful approach yardages for your players as well as their average driving distance (driving distance is calculated by taking the longest 4 drives on par 4 holes in each round where you have at least seven par 4 approach shot yardages.

ESTAT can be run off of any drive. You may copy your diskette to a directory or folder that you create on your hard drive or you may use the diskette in your A: drive. If you choose to use the diskette it is a good idea to copy it before initial use and periodically as diskettes tend to go bad after repeated use and handling. When entering statistics using ESTAT you will utilize the DELUXE STATISTICAL VERSION data entry process.

The name of the program to run is ESTAT. Type ESTAT and Enter to start the program. You will see your Team name along with 5 Options.

Edit Player Names

When this software was created for you a file showing your latest Roster on the Golfstat System was included. The position of the Players is the same as on our master file. When using this option to edit the Player file it is best to leave the Players in the same order to make it easier to communicate with Golfstat on any issue.

This option allows you to Add, Delete, or Edit Player names. When using this option there are 4 movement keys available. The TAB key moves you forward by one space. The BACKSPACE key moves you backwards by one space. The ENTER key goes to the next field. The ESCAPE key takes you back to the MAIN MENU.

Enter or Edit Statistics

The first screen you encounter when taking this option is a screen showing all Tournament files you have previously created or the option to ADD a NEW file. Use the UP and DOWN ARROWS to move to your selection. The previously created files show you the file name and the 30 digit Tournament Name that you selected. If you choose to ADD a NEW file, you be asked to identify the file with this 30 digit Tournament Name. Once you have added a new file or picked a previously created tournament file you will be given the option to enter Par and Yardage for up to 4 different golf courses. The flexibility is also useful if the same course was played, but different yardages were used each round and you are utilizing the approach yardage analysis feature of the software.

Answer Y for yes if you want to edit yardage and par. When editing yardage and par you can use SPACEBAR to zero out any existing number, ENTER to go to the next field, N to go to the next round, and ESC when you are done.

Upon ESCaping this area you will be allowed to select a Player who will enter or edit their statistics. If there is a number to the right of the Players name that shows how many rounds of data have already been entered for that Player. Each Player is allowed to have 4 rounds for any Tournament. When you have selected a Player, ENTER to move to the next screen.

The next screen is the entry screen. If you entered more than 1 course set up you will be asked which one you are going to use for each round. Notice that you are told which Player is being entered as well as which round of that Player is being entered (i.e. Player Round 1). The first thing you do is enter which hole the Player started on. The program always assumes the first hole. If that is correct simply hit ENTER. If not, type the hole number as a 2-digit number (i.e. 5th hole would be 05). You also have another option at this point which is to TAB to the next round. This is useful if you donít have the data for this round and need to go the next round. It is also useful later in this session when you are given an option to edit your data. This will allow you to bypass to the round that you want to edit. If you donít have any data for a player, a blank record will actually be written to the file.

The next question you will be asked is did the Player play an 18 Hole round or a 9 Hole round. If the Player played 18 Holes type ENTER. If they played the Back Nine type B. If they played the Front Nine type F. These are the only three keystrokes that will work in this area. If you enter Front you will only be able to enter data for the Front Nine. If you enter Back you will only be able to enter data for the Back Nine.

You have finally made it to the data entry part of the screen. The first thing you need to know is that at any time if you have messed up this round or the information before it (i.e. starting hole or 18 vs. 9 holes) you may simply SPACEBAR to start this round over from the beginning. The spacebar only works for the current round you are entering for the first time. Once you have accepted a round you would need to use the (Z)ero out feature to reset all of the data back to zero for a particular round.

There are six pieces of hole-by-hole data that you will enter. Towards the bottom of the screen there will be a green bar line that tells you what your options are for each of those six pieces of data. The available keystroke entries will be shown with a black background. A quick summary is given here:

SCORE enter hole-by-hole score. For a double-digit score enter zero followed by the two digit score.

PUTTS must be any number from 0 to 5.

FAIRWAYS: 0=Par 3 Hole (no Fairway) 1 or H=Hit Fairway 2 or L=Fairway Missed Left 3 or R=Fairway Missed Right.

GREENS: 1or H=Hit the Green in Regulation or Less, but farther than 15 Ft. from the hole. 2 or I=Hit the Green in Regulation at or Inside of 15 Ft. from the hole. 3 or L=Green Missed Left 4 or R=Green Missed Right 5 or S=Green Missed Short 6or O=Green Missed Long 7or N=Green Missed where you had No Chance to hit it because of circumstances (i.e. out of bounds tee ball; chipped out of the woods, etc.). Distance, even with conditions is not an example of a No Chance Green. Therefore, you can never have a No Chance Green on a Par 3.

NON-SAND UP & DOWNS: Assume this to be from approximately 20 yards or closer to green. 0=No Opportunity 1 or U=Unsuccessful Opportunity 2 or S=Successful Opportunity. You cannot have more than one opportunity for each hole and a Sand Save is separate from a non sand Up & Down.

SAND SAVE: 0=No Opportunity 1 or U=Unsuccessful Opportunity

2 or S=Successful Opportunity. No more than one opportunity per hole.

On this screen you have several keystrokes to your movement around the screen. The Up and Down arrow can move you from field to field on the same hole (i.e. Score to Putts). Side arrows (ŗ or Ŗ ) will move you back and forth from hole to hole. If you are on the 18th or 1st hole and use the side arrow that would take you to the next field it will do so automatically. When going from the 18th hole to the 1st hole of the next field you will hear a Beep. This is just a feature to help you know if you are at the correct hole when entering data without looking at the screen. The plus (+) key automatically moves you to the next 1st or 10th hole. When you are done entering the data hit the ENTER key. The program will check for any logic errors and will show you the totals for all of the pieces of data that you have entered. If a logic error is found, you will be asked to correct it before you can proceed. If no logic errors are found you will be given a second chance to make any corrections that you think need to be made (i.e. Total score was 73 and hole-by-hole adds up to 75). If you are satisfied ENTER again to proceed. If you have entered yardage for the golf course set up you will be asked if you want to enter the approach yardage. This is optional and can be declined if you entered statistics. If you didnít put any yardage in for the golf course set up, this section will be skipped.

Simply follow the rules on the screen for entering approach yardage for each hole. Note that the computer will automatically handle the Par 3 holes.

When you have reached the end you will be asked if you need to go back over any of the 4 possible rounds. You must type N to end the data entry. Any other key will send you back to the first round to make edits. The data that you entered will be there so you wonít have to re-enter. It just gives you a chance to make edits.

View Statistics

When taking this option you will again be asked to identify which pre-existing file you want to view. Notice that the only difference between this screen and the one to Enter or Edit Statistics is the color and you donít have the option of creating a new file. This opening screen is used for 4 of the 5 options so a different color background is used for each so that you wonít get confused. Once you have chosen a Tournament file you have 4 different views of the statistics: 1)View 18 Hole Statistics gives you a quick look at the Team statistics for each hole of each round. 2)View Hole Statistics give you more detailed Team Statistics on a specific hole in each round. 3)View Total Roster Statistics give you a comparison of the statistics for all of your players in one view. 4)View Specific Player Statistics will give you more detailed round by round statistics of a particular player (which you will choose on the next screen). This particular view toggles back and forth with the approach shot yardage analysis feature of this software.

Send Stats to Golfstat electronically

Select the stats you want to send to Golfstat. Hit ENTER and the Stats are automatically sent to Golfstat to be run. Of course you have to be online when you run this option.

DELETE Tournament File no longer needed

This allows you to delete a Tournament file from your drive that you have already sent and received your feedback from Golfstat. You are not required to delete these files and can keep them for the whole season if you desire. You should never delete a file until you are sure that Golfstat has properly received the data. If you do delete a file you will be given a second chance to abort the deletion process.

ESCAPE to End the ESTAT Program