tour•bot Golf Tournament App for iPhone adds Match Play Scoring

your•bot adds the popular Match Play 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.

Chicago, IL, November 17, 2010 (PressReleasePoint) -- your•bot™ and developer James Prete announces the addition of the Match Play scoring system with the eminent release 1.1.1 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).

Match play is a scoring system for golf in which a player, or team, earns a point for each hole in which they have bested their opponents; this is as opposed to stroke play, in which the total number of strokes is counted over one or more rounds of 18 holes.

Match Play Scoring system
Unlike stroke play, in which the unit of scoring is the total number of strokes taken over one or more rounds of golf, match play scoring consists of individual holes won, halved or lost. On each hole, the most that can be gained is one point. Golfers play as normal, counting the strokes taken on a given hole. The golfer with the lowest score on a given hole receives one point while his opponent receives a -1 score for that hole. If the golfers tie, then the hole is halved, meaning that the both players score a 0 on that hole.

tour•bot can handle any number of players and will score each player against every other player using the following rules of handicap application.

Match Play Scoring using handicaps
Scoring match play using handicaps is not done exactly the same way it is done in a stroke play event. In 18-hole stroke play where player 'A' is a -10 handicap and player 'B' is a -19 handicap, player 'A' gets one stroke off his score on the ten hardest holes (by handicap rating on scorecard); player 'B' gets two strokes off his score on the hardest hole and one stroke off on the other 17.

In match play, player 'A' would play as 'scratch' (zero handicap) and player 'B' would get one stroke off his score on the nine hardest holes. In other words, the 10 handicap becomes zero and the 19 handicap becomes a 9.

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.
• Match Play scoring results at the event level.

All of the above games may be scored and reported at the same time on the same tournament. No other golf tournament scoring software for iPhone can do this.

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, Stableford scoring and Match Play;

-- 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.

About your•bot
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 competition at hand.
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