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I've been managing golf groups points for about 30 years. I played with a group at Maxwell AFB Alabama that was called 'the Gaggle'. I guess we started off with a ledger book, moved to spread sheets that became increasingly hard to manage. In the early 90's I started using a database, probably dBase II - then the World Wide Web was born!

I first published my groups points/quotas on a back door page in one of the first static web sites in Alabama, the web site for Alabama Industrial Development Training or AIDT.

The world moved rapidly and I found other techie tools like PHP, mysql and dynamic web sites. Those tools led to the first web version. Each time I found a new language or framework, a new version of what would end up being was created. For about the last 10 years, I've concentrated on a framework call Ruby on Rails (RoR) and there have been many versions.

In 2009 I retired and moved, but kept my site - which was more or less dedicated to managing my old groups points. I had the ability to add other groups, but never got any takers. I kept the site up and when I joined a new golf group, I tried to get them to use my system rather than their archaic DOS based application called PTGOLF - I failed! They had been using that DOS application for so long that nobody wanted to change. I had imported their points into my system as a demo, but still no interest. When someone did something wrong and deleted most of the scores in their system, I was able to recover their points to at least something that was only a couple months old. That gave me new incentive to try again, but decided to write a new version that did not have all the bells and whistles of as a replacement for PTGOLF.

That new version became, a merger of a simple point management system and some of the bell and whistles from I've retired since does almost everything that did. What was left off were options where I tried to do too much.

The menu list on the left will link you to to various information about and how it works. Some of it a little technical just to document the structure of the application.

Just click on the buttons in the menu list to view that information.