Stimpmeter App

Display the Stimpmeter on the HMS Terminal

The HMS system is equipped with a Stimpmeter feature that enables your staff to efficiently and accurately update the green speed by inputting the measurement into the Course Update App. This feature is incredibly beneficial for both golfers and staff, as it allows golfers to easily check the current green speed and allows staff to quickly and effortlessly publish the green speed after it has been measured. The App is personalized for each Greenkeeper or staff member and maintains a log of the updates made, including the specific information that was changed, the date and time of the update, and the individual who made the update. This feature streamlines the process of updating green speed information and ensures that golfers have access to the most current and accurate information.
How Many Strokes on QR On Pole

Players can get the Conversion Table on their phones

Use a QR code to give your player the mobile version

Have a Digital Conversion table anywhere on the Golf Course or in the Clubhouse. The QR system uses the same Slope and rating as the How Many Strokes Terminal and will show the players Course Handicap on their phone instantly.

The QR code can be displayed on anything: • Stickers • Metal or plastic plates • Stones and rocks • On top of tee markers • Scorecards • Course guides.

You can try to scan this code with your Smartphones’ camera and see how it works. If you are viewing this on your phone, just click this link: Open QR

Weather Terminal

Show the local weather forecast on the HMS Terminal

The How Many Strokes Terminal is a must-have resource for golfers who want to get the most out of their time on the course. With real-time updates and detailed information on Temperature, Wind, Sunset, and more, the Terminal is the ultimate tool for planning your round. Simply stop by the clubhouse and check out our weather forecast today! In addition to providing a local weather forecast for the next five hours, the HMS Terminal also displays the sunset time to help players plan their round accordingly. As a Golf Club, you have the flexibility to display the forecast in various formats, including m/s, mi/h, Celsius, Fahrenheit, and AM/PM, depending on your location. At the Terminal, you have access to all the information you need to make informed decisions and have a successful day on the course.
World Handicap System

The World Handicap System

Your Handicap Index may change

Finally, players around the world will have an apples-to-apples handicap. Your new Handicap Index will be more responsive to good scores by averaging your eight best scores out of your most recent 20 (currently, it’s 10 out of 20 with a .96 multiplier). In short, your Handicap Index will be determined by your demonstrated ability and consistency of scores. In most cases, for golfers in the U.S., it will change less than one stroke.

You need to know your Course Handicap

In the new system, your Course Handicap will be the number of strokes needed to play to par. This will result in greater variance in that number and presents a change, as historically, it has represented the number of strokes needed to play to the Course Rating. This is a good thing, as par is an easy number to remember. The target score for the day? Par plus Course Handicap. The Course Rating will now be inherent within the calculation to be more intuitive and account for competing from different tees.

Net Double Bogey

The maximum hole score for each player will be limited to a Net Double Bogey. This adjustment is more consistent from hole to hole than the Equitable Stroke Control procedure. Net Double Bogey is already used in many other parts of the world, and the calculation is simple: Par + 2 + any handicap strokes you receive.

Your Handicap Index will be revised daily

One way that handicapping is being modernized is a player’s Handicap Index will update daily (which would provide a fairer indication of a player’s ability in the moment) if the player submitted a score the day before. On days when the player does not submit a score, no update will take place.

Safeguards in the new system

The new system will limit extreme upward movement of a Handicap Index, automatically and immediately reduce a Handicap Index when an exceptional score of at least 7 strokes better is posted, and account for abnormal course or weather conditions to ensure that scores reflect when a course plays significantly different than its established Course Rating and Slope Rating. These safeguards help maintain the accuracy of a Handicap Index, greater integrity within the system and promote fun and fair play for golfers of all abilities. Read more about The World Handicap System here:  
Give admin users limited access to Portal

Give admin users limited access to Portal

In some cases, you would want to limit access to the portal for some users. It could be that you need someone to update screen savers or QR code links, but don't want them to be able to change the club and course data. In this case, you can now have limited admin users that can only access what you allow. This feature is in an early stage, and you need to contact us to set this up for you. We are in the process of developing a "user admin" menu that will allow you as an admin to manage users and access rights.
Replace Mobile embed QR on Terminal

Replace Mobile embed QR on Terminal

The Terminal's QR code can be easily changed to link to the mobile version of the Conversion Table. This allows players to have the table accessible on their phones when meeting their playing partners at the first tee. If players are unsure of which tee to play and decide just before starting the round, they can use the Conversion Table on their phones to make an informed decision. To replace the QR code in the Terminal with the mobile QR code, simply select the option in the How Many Strokes Management System or sent us an e-mail.

Design Guide for creating screen saver images for your Golf Club

The design guide for How Many Strokes Screen saver is made to ensure that your screen saver always looks good and is in the correct format. The Terminal will always scale the screen saver to fit the screen.  If your picture is square or in landscape mode, the result will be a distortion of the picture where the proportions are not right. A small number of pixel differences would work in most cases as they might not be visible, but why not get it right the first time and get the best possible result? You will find the design guide directly in the Portal where you upload new screen savers, but you can also download it HERE and print it out for future reference.
Is your Terminal connected to the internet

Is your Terminal connected to the internet?

Your How Many Strokes Terminal will work fine without an internet connection. Everything you need to run the Terminal is saved locally on the device. This includes Course and Tee data, but also screen saver images and videos. If the is no internet it will not be possible to update the Terminal with added information. We recommend that the Terminal is always connected to the internet with WIFI or a Network cable. If you are using Power Over Internet (POE) to power the Terminal, the internet connection is automatically delivered through the cabling (provided that the POE is connected to a router or switch on the other end)
You Can Now Show And Hide Selected Tees And Courses

You can now show and hide selected Tees and Courses

In some situations, it is nice to be able to hide some of the Tee options or even a course. It could be that the course is undergoing maintenance or renovation for a longer period, or if you have season-based tee option, like winter and summer tees. You just click on the "Show/Hide" button next to the tee or course name to show or hide the option.