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Getting Started with Handicaps

If you plan on calculating handicaps according to the requirements of the USGA, RCGA (Golf Canada), AGU (Golf Australia), or CONGU, you need to certify that you are authorized to do so. These organizations are the ruling bodies in their part of the world and may require that you are properly licensed or permitted to calculate official handicaps for golfers - even yourself - using their methods.

In Eagle's Preferences, select the Registration panel (the one with the key) and choose the appropriate item from the Handicapping Certification selector. Click the Certify button, then read, understand and acknowledge - with the checkbox - the certification statement displayed. Enter the name of the authorized golf club for which this certification applies and click OK.

If you have players on file who you've identified as having a USGA handicap, but you have not provided certification for USGA handicaps, Eagle will NOT calculate that player's handicap in any of its functions. (You may still retrieve the player's official Handicap Index via GHIN). Some handicap systems (Mulligan, for example) don't require certification.


Entering all the Tees

Even if you don't play 'em, put everything on your club's scorecard into Mulligan's Eagle - all the tees, nines and ratings. There are so many features that are available (some you'll take a while to appreciate) that allow you to handle play from several tees, it's worth the extra effort at the front end to get that data entered early. Plus, once entered, you won't have to revisit it for a long time.


Join the News Group

Mulligan's Eagle has a lot under the hood, and everyone uses it differently. If you subscribe to the Mulligan's Eagle Talk news group, you can discuss problems, solutions, and crazy ideas about how to best use your software. The group is monitored and moderated by experts from Mulligan Software, who can help resolve issues that cause you trouble and suggest quick ways to get things done.

You need a Google account to access any group in Google Groups, but you don't need a Google email (gmail) account - you can use your own email address. Essentially, you just need to provide a password for logging in. If you're already a member of another group, you can use the same account to join Mulligan's Eagle Talk. You can communicate with the group using your browser, email, or both. Instructions are on the site.