Golfers using the My England Golf App (MyEG) can now add general play scores from any affiliated golf course in Ireland, Scotland or Wales – in addition to courses in England – following a major update to the system.
The extension within the app allows general play scores from courses in any of the four home nations to count towards a player’s Handicap Index.
Not only does the new function allow players to submit scores in GB&I to their handicap record, but also permits their card to be attested by any member of an affiliated club or iGolf subscriber in the four countries.
England Golf, Golf Ireland, Scottish Golf and Wales Golf have collaborated with technology platform provider DotGolf to develop the enhancement, which is now available to all users of the MyEG App.
James Luke, England Golf’s head of handicapping and course rating, said: “It’s fantastic to be able to provide cross-border scoring input. Although we’ve been able to manually submit scores through handicap committees, this digital function has been what golfers across GB&I have wanted and we’re delighted to be able to deliver on this. This means all users of the MyEG app, including iGolfers, can now pre-register their intent, play, submit and attest a general play score anywhere within GB&I and more importantly with any affiliated member from the other nations. This is pleasing news for our club handicap committees too as they won’t need to manually input scores anymore and will be able to monitor and manage their golfers through their club’s WHS platform. It’s been a robust process and working closely with home nations’ colleagues and our technology platform provider DotGolf we’re all very happy with the outcome.”
Golfers can register or access their My England Golf account at any time on desktop using the My Account login page. Once registered, golfers can download the My England Golf app by either searching My England Golf or MyEG on Apple and Android devices.