If you’ve been delaying making the switch from the Tournament Pairing Programs (TPP Client and TPP Online) to the new USGA Tournament Management Product (USGA TM), now is the time to act. Remember, the current version of TPP is going to be gradually phased out by the end of 2017. If you haven’t yet made the changeover, you’re missing out on using the superior golf event management technology provided by USGA TM, and the opportunity to simplify the process of administering member events.
Powered by Golf Genius, USGA TM is completely web-based. The online system provides all the necessary tools for golf shops at private clubs or public facilities to set up and run member tournaments, leagues and outings. The new product significantly reduces the workload of golf shops. It also comes with easy-to-follow printed collateral, including fully customizable scorecards, cart signs, bag tags, locker labels, tee sheets, alpha lists and much more.
The new system mirrors TPP in many formats, but it’s a better, more user-friendly product. The shift from TPP to USGA TM is part of each TGA Member Club’s contracted membership agreement. There is no extra charge for “Club” version of the new system.
There is, however, an available upgrade to the USGA Tournament Management Club Premium version. In addition to all the features listed above in the standard version, the Club Premium product includes capabilities to enhance the golfer experience with a mobile app, live scoring, live TV leaderboards, online registration and payments and a customizable website for each event, league or outing. The Premium version carries a $2,500 annual charge.
The TGA’s GHIN Technical Support experts will be hosting a number of free training webinars over the next several months to help ensure our Member Clubs have a smooth transition from TPP to USGA TM. These online training sessions are conducted through Go To Meeting so you can log in to the webinar from wherever you have internet access, whether it’s at home, in the office or at the local coffee shop. Listed below are the dates for the upcoming seminars:

Tuesday, June 27
Tuesday, July 25
Tuesday, August 8
Tuesday, September 9
Tuesday, September 19

These training sessions fill up fast, so don’t delaying in making the switch to USGA TM. To contact TGA Director of Technical Services Shona DeMint and set up your training session, please CLICK HERE.