Local Knowledge

June 2022


This is the second of a two-part summary highlighting the important Tournament Management product updates included in the May 2022 Release Announcement from Golf Genius. To read Part 1, click here.

In this month’s issue, Shona DeMint, the TGA’s Director of Learning & Development and who assists club staffs with Golf Genius issues, continues her commentary on the recent updates by calling attention to the new features in Setting Round Participation Limits, Email Subscription Status, Pre-Play Audit, Editing Standings Pages, and Preventing Round Deletion.

Setting Round Participation Limits

Shona says: “For those of you that set Round Participation Limits in your events/leagues, you will be happy to know that now you can set your round limits for multiple rounds without having to go into the round profile and instead you can go to Calendar > Tabular View of Calendar and set your round limits.”

Email Subscription Status

Shona says: “One of my personal favorites is the ability to see who has unsubscribed from Golf Genius emails. You can now go into your roster and add in a column field for Email Subscription Status to show whether a golfer is subscribed or unsubscribed.”

Pre-Play Audit

Shona says: “Hopefully all of you take advantage of the Pre-Play Audit that you can run just to make sure your event is set up correctly. There is now a new warning in that feature that will tell you if you have incompatible multi-round tournaments.”

Editing Standings Pages

Shona says: “You now have the option to remove the Position column on Standings pages in the member portal. This one may not be as frequently used as some of the others, but I really like this new feature!”

Preventing Round Deletion

Shona says: “The last thing I want to point out is you can no longer Delete a Round from the Calendar > Tabular View of Calendar if scores have been entered for that round. However, if these entered scores were random scores that you had entered to test your setup and leaderboard, then you can easily clear these random scores and then delete the round. Otherwise, you cannot delete a round that has scores entered.”

To view the Golf Genius May 2022 Release Announcement, click here. If you have any questions regarding these new features, be sure to reach out to Shona by email at [email protected] or call her at 214-468-8942 ext. 157.


Building on the successful introductory campaign in several target markets, the TGA Foundation has plans to roll out the Youth on Course (YOC) program statewide in 2022.

Youth on Course is a 501(c)3 organization that began in 2006 as an initiative of the Northern California Golf Association to subsidize the cost of green fees to help provide more young people with access to affordable golf. Belonging to the YOC community gives members aged 6-18 access to play more than 1,400 golf courses across North America for $5 or less, along with benefits and opportunities that support their journey with the game.

The goal for this year is to grow the number of YOC partner courses in Texas to 100, and to increase YOC membership enrollment to at least 5,000. That’s a big leap forward from the current totals, but one the TGA Foundation believes is needed to continue to create a positive impact on as many kids’ lives as possible.

To inspire and nurture a new generation of Texas golfers through the expansion of the life-changing program, the TGA Foundation is looking for golf course facilities across the state who would like to be part of the YOC community.

Becoming a YOC Partner Course is easy, and the benefits are numerous. Course operators are in full control and decide when YOC members can play the course at the YOC rate. In addition to receiving a monthly check for the subsidized rounds, course operators reported that at least 60% of the time, a parent or guardian joined the junior golfer and paid full price for their round. For course operators, that means additional revenue from green fees, cart fees, pro shop merchandise sales and food and beverage purchases.

If you would like to learn more about YOC in Texas, click here. If you would like to be a part of the YOC community and have questions about getting started, please contact Kelly Kilgo, Managing Director of the TGA Foundation and Director of Outreach.


The American Golf Industry Coalition’s 14th annual edition of National Golf Day was held May 10-11. Over the course of the two days, industry professionals led advocacy efforts and conducted more than 250 virtual meetings with members of Congress to reinforce golf’s economic, societal, environmental and health benefits.

In addition to its advocacy efforts on Capitol Hill, the industry held a virtual forum in conjunction with National Golf Day centered around workplace inclusivity as part of the sport’s diversity, equity and inclusion initiative: Make Golf Your Thing.

Initially launched one year ago during 2021 National Golf Day, Make Golf Your Thing is the industry’s movement to make golf accessible to individuals from all backgrounds. Led by six cross-industry work groups, the initiative is specifically focused on: education and skill development, talent acquisition, procurement, human resources, youth and adult player development, and marketing/communications.

To learn more about the American Golf Industry Coalition, click here. To learn more about the Make Golf Your Thing initiative, click here.


Mental health has made headlines in recent years, especially since 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic ripped around the globe and changed the world as we know it. The National Alliance on Mental Illness noted that one in five U.S. adults said the pandemic negatively affected their mental health and that more than 26 million adults received virtual mental health services in 2020.

While mental health issues have spiked in the past two years, they were present well before the pandemic hit. But the increase in awareness around mental health and ensuring the well-being of our mental health has never been more important.

“Our mental health is everything,” said Ryan Dump, PsyD, a clinical psychologist at Resilience Psychological Services in Chicago. “If we’re not tracking our mental health, it’s going to impact me in every aspect of my life, and not just impact me, but everyone around me, whether that’s how I show up, or how I don’t show up.”

More often than not, managers put their employees’ well-being ahead of their own, but good leaders understand that they need to set a good example of practicing self-care if they want their employees to do the same. Getting started can be challenging, but it’s not impossible.

In a story for Club Management Association of America’s digital magazine, author Molly Olson takes a closer look at self-care, along with some tips for getting started.

To read more about Self-Care for the Club Management Professional, click here.