PLAYING A ROUND
To start a round, tap Play from the home screen or from a course’s detail screen. Select your course and select or add players, then tap Play.
Keeping score is simple; just enter your score and swipe to advance to the next hole. You can always jump to a specific hole, view the full scorecard, or submit your round early from the lower right portion of the scorecard.
When you finish your round, hit the green check mark. Be sure to write a brief message about the round to share on social media, then submit.
MANAGING YOUR REWARDS
Rewards appear when you earn them. When a reward appears, tap Accept Your Reward to claim it or I'm not interested in this reward to decline. After you claim a reward, GolfStatus will send you the reward, along with redemption instructions, via email.
When setting up a round, GolfStatus provides the option to use free, hole-by-hole GPS, with accurate yardages to the front, back, and center of every green (this feature appears in the app when you are in close proximity to the course). GolfStatus also provides an accuracy meter, so you know if the cellular network is acting up in your area.
SEARCHING FOR COURSES
To search for courses, tap Courses from the menu. The app will automatically populate a list of courses closest to your location. You can also search for courses by zip code or by name.
FINDING & ADDING FRIENDS
To find friends on GolfStatus, tap Friends from the menu. This screen will display a list of your current GolfStatus friends. At the top, tap Find Friends to search for friends already using GolfStatus. After your search, click on your friend’s name to see their profile. From there, you can send a friend request by selecting Add as a Friend. You can also Invite Friends who are not currently GolfStatus members.
Manage requests by clicking on the megaphone icon in the upper right corner of the home screen. This will take you to the requests screen, which shows three types: scorecard confirmation requests, tee confirmation requests (GHIN), and friend requests. Each type of request can be deleted by tapping the edit button on iPhone (upper right) or by pressing and holding the individual request on Android.
Scorecard confirmation requests appear when someone else has kept score for you on their phone. These requests let you confirm or dispute the round.
Tee confirmation requests, or GHIN requests, appear only if you have connected your GHIN handicap account (see Managing Your GHIN Handicap below). These requests allow you to easily post your scores to GHIN after completing a round.
VIEWING PERSONAL BESTS & ROUNDS PLAYED
Your personal bests and past rounds played are located on your Profile screen. You can access this screen by tapping Your Profile in the menu. From your profile screen, select Personal Bests or Rounds Played. Tap the > to view the details of each round or personal best. You can also view the personal bests and rounds of other GolfStatus members in the same manner by going to their profile.
There are two types of leaderboards on GolfStatus: points leaderboards and check-in leaderboards.
Overall leaderboards can be accessed under Leaderboards in the menu. These leaderboards show the overall points and check-in leaders on GolfStatus and can be filtered by All Time and This Month.
MANAGING YOUR GHIN HANDICAP
If you keep your handicap with GHIN, GolfStatus makes it easy to post your scores. To get started, go to Settings from the menu. Scroll to GHIN, type in your GHIN number, and press the green check mark in the upper right corner to save. Also, make sure your last name matches the last name you use with your GHIN account.
Once your GHIN account number is saved, you will be able to post to GHIN after your round when you keep score, and you will begin to receive tee confirmation requests (see Managing Requests above) when someone else keeps score for you. These requests will allow you to post your scores to GHIN.
UPLOADING YOUR PROFILE IMAGE
To upload a profile image, go to Settings from the menu. Tap the default profile image icon at the top of the screen. Tap Camera or choose an image from the gallery on your phone.
CALLING A COURSE & GETTING DIRECTIONS TO A COURSE
From the menu, select Courses and then select the course you want to call or find. Press the Call button to call or the Directions button to get directions.
REQUESTING HELP OR PROVIDING FEEDBACK
If you ever need help or want to report a problem, you can reach GolfStatus by tapping the Settings, then Help & Support. This opens a chat conversation where you can submit information directly to their team.