your•bot adds the popular Stableford scoring system to the first self-contained Apple® iOS® App that provides complete golf tournament scoring capabilities for ad hoc competitions without requiring an internet-based service.
[USPRwire, Thu Sep 30 2010] your•bot™ and developer James Prete announces the addition of the Stableford scoring system with release 1.0.4 of tour•bot™ golf tournament scoring app for the Apple® iPhone3G®, iPhone3GS®, iPhone4®. iPod Touch® 2-4 and all iPad® devices (iOS® 3.0 or higher).
Stableford is an alternative scoring system for golf. Rather than counting the total number of strokes taken, as in stroke play, it involves scoring points based on the number of strokes taken at each hole. Unlike traditional scoring methods, where the aim is to have the lowest score, under Stableford rules, the objective is to have the highest score.
The Stableford system was developed by Dr. Frank Barney Gorton Stableford (1870–1959), to deter golfers from giving up on their round after just one or two bad holes.
Stableford can have the added benefit of speeding up the pace of play, as once it is no longer possible to score a point, a player does not have to complete the hole but can simply pick up their ball and proceed to the next hole. It is a popular form of the game, especially at club level and particularly in the United Kingdom, as it is still possible to record a competitive score despite having the occasional bad hole. ("Stableford" wikipedia 2010)
your•bot™ is the first full-featured golf tournament scoring app designed to be completely self-sufficient on your favorite iOS® Apple® device. No Internet service required! tour•bot™ does not require web-site registration or the cellular data network to provide an unequaled array of scoring and reporting capabilities.
tour•bot™ offers numerous options in scoring events and includes the three most asked for golf games for scoring.
When performing detailed scoring, golfers can score and report on:
• Skins games (either a Tournament style with roll-over or a hole-by-hole scoring);
• 2-Player best-ball game with either event-level team or tournament-level team pairings.
• 4-Player 2-best-balls game, also with either event-level team or tournament-level team pairings.
• Stableford results at tour, event and player detailed reporting levels.
When doing round-summary scoring, golfers can score adjusted gross stokes and up to three separate games (such as Binga, Banga, Bonga, or any three scores they wish to keep) for all players on the tournament.
tour•bot™ is the first app to create, schedule, facilitate pairings, record scores and produce tournament reports and player statistics for ad hoc or recreational golf tournaments. In addition, with the highly detailed scoring option enabled, golfers can keep track of their personal golf scores to analyze and improve their performance while also computing a recreational handicap index after scoring five rounds. All on their Apple® iOS® device. No other App on the iTunes® store offers so much power in a single App, with No monthly fees!
Features of the tour•bot™ application include:
-- Advanced data entry techniques for fast, accurate scoring, requiring the bare minimum time to complete;
-- Multi-view capability dramatically reduces number of touches to view data for tours and individual scores;
-- Scoring can be total round or hole-by-hole detail with two level of detail to select from;
-- Produces customizable reports and tour/event/pairing notices for each tournament participants (ten reports);
-- Allows the emailing or review of reports directly on the Apple® iOS® device;
-- Use the Address database on the Apple® iOS® device for email information;
-- Using either the built-in camera or photos in the Photo library, create a photo snapshot of the tour participants;
-- Scoring capability for two skins games, 2-player best-ball and 4-player 2-best-ball;
-- Complete help system built-in;
-- Reserves mobile device battery life by not requiring GPS based services, Cellular Data Network, etc.;
-- Unlimited capability for courses, players, tournaments or events (subject to device capacity).
Full use of all program features requires using detailed scoring option and entry of all course-related information, including: course rating, slope, PAR by hole, and handicap ranking by hole).
You can "get the fun done!" with tour•bot™ for $4.99 from the App Store® on iPhone® or iPad®.
tour•bot™and your•bot™ associated trademarks and logos are trademarks of James Prete.
your•bot is a newly formed group focused on developing and delivering advanced and easy-to-use software for amateur competitions that span multiple events and locations. Principal developer, James Prete, has been developing software solutions for a broad variety of markets for over thirty years. tour•bot is the first in a series of apps that will focus on providing solutions that work the best for the competion at hand.
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