Using our competition system
Playing in competitions at Trentham
Since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, there have been strict regulations that must be followed. In response, Trentham Golf Club has developed a customised system of online entry for competitions, using cashless payments, timesheets and competition management. If or when the Covid-19 pandemic is over, the system may become a permanent feature of our competition management.
For those members who are unfamiliar with or who need refreshing on Trentham's competition system, this article will provide information on how competitions at Trentham work.
There are two components to the competition system:
- The online GolfOn competition credits system that handles competition payments, and
- OneGolf (provided by MiClub) that handles timesheets, competition management and handicapping.
- Members don't have to pay with cash (or even remember to bring cash) on competition days.
- There is no need for the clubhouse to even be open.
- Competition payment can be made online using a variety of methods, including Paypal, Visa, Mastercard and direct bank deposit. If the clubhouse is open, credit payments can also be made at the finishing table using EFTPOS or cash.
- There is no need for starters to sit at a table for hours taking payments and organising groups.
- Competition start times are available for a much longer period of the day, from early morning until early afternoon.
- The system is basically "self-service" and easier to administer than starters, cash boxes and rosters.
Please note that the GolfOn competition credits system and OneGolf fulfil different functions and are not integrated.
Competition credit basics
Members purchase credits for future competition use. When you play in a competition, one credit ($5) is deducted from your account. You must be in credit (i.e. be financial within the on-line entry system) in order to play.
Since a competition at Trentham for Access members has a $15 green fee plus the $5 competition fee, Access members will have four credits ($20) deducted each time they play in a competition.
Please see the basic diagram of the system at the bottom of this section.
All members with handicaps (inc. Access and Lifestyle members) are now registered for the competition credits system. You are registered with your name and GolfLink number, and when first registered given 0 (zero) credits. You can then purchase 4, 8 or 12 credits at a time.
One Stop Competition Shop
There is a One Stop Competition Shop (see below) on the club website that enables you to manage your competition credits. You can check your current balance, and if low, purchase more credits using Paypal, Visa, Mastercard or by making a direct bank deposit.
We prefer Paypal or card as it helps reduce administration and cross-checking bank deposits. Please note that credits will not be added to your balance until a successful transaction or bank deposit is made.
When the clubhouse is open it is also possible to purchase credits by EFTPOS or cash at the finishing desk after your round. You can also convert a trophy voucher to credits (1 credit per $5 voucher value).
Please note: vouchers such as Drummond Golf vouchers cannot be redeemed, they must be spent at Drummonds.
Paying for competitions
When members play in a competition, one credit ($5) is deducted each time from their account (four credits or $20 for Access members).
Trentham Golf Club uses the OneGolf competition system (supplied by MiClub) for timesheets, competition management and GolfLink handicapping.
Entering a competition
Competition timesheets open 7 days in advance. Click on "Bookings" in the OneGolf home page, then find the timesheet you wish to enter by clicking on the green OPEN. You can enter yourself on a timesheet ("Book Me") or a group ("Book Group" under each time). Using "Book Group" you can also add a visitor from another club who has a GolfLink number and handicap.
Visitors can pay for their round by using the ticket machine, or the Pay a Green Fee website form.
Starting is basically a "self-service" procedure. You must go to the 1st tee when it is your time according to the timesheet. Players who miss their teetime may be required to wait for a vacant time, which could be 1-2 hours later if the bookings are heavy.
There are two options: the MiScore App or a traditional card.
We prefer the MiScore App because it reduces administrative time and your scores can be reported and processed immediately you finish. Players who are using MiScore app really like it.
The MiScore app is available from the Apple Store for iPhones or the Play Store for Android phones. The log-in is the same as for OneGolf bookings and timesheets.
You can use a paper card for scoring. If the clubhouse is open, you can use the touchscreen to enter your hole-by-hole scores (appropriate sanitising required during Covid-19).
You can also report your score immediately at the end of your round using the One Stop Competition Shop. Please note that if you only report a gross score the system has no way of knowing your individual hole scores. This may affect countbacks and eclectics etc.
Full results will be available for every competition through OneGolf. Click on "My Results" after logging in.
A summary will be provided on Facebook.