This happens if you are logged into your account. Instead of seeing open text boxes to sign up another person, you will see a line: “Sign up as: Your Name, Your Email” followed by a small green type that says “This isn’t me”. Click on “This isn’t me” to display text boxes for your friend’s name and email.
I started to sign up my foursome and someone else signed up for one of our time slots before I finished. What should I do?
This situation is rare, but possible. If you only signed up yourself, you can delete your name from the tee sheet and pick a new tee time for your foursome. If you signed up multiple people, sign up the remaining person(s) from your foursome in another time slot to ensure they have a tee time. You can then email the Team Captain who created the Sign Up and request he/she put your foursome all in the same time slot. Alternatively, players with Sign Up Genius accounts can also try to resolve themselves by requesting other players “swap” tee times with them.
No. You can perform basic Sign Up Genius functions without an account by clicking in your email invitation to the outing. However, having an account makes it a lot easier to change your sign up, when needed. An account also allows easy access to your sign ups.
No. Only your friend or the Team Captain who created the Sign Up can delete their name from the tee sheet. If your friend is a member, they should first try deleting their own name following the 3-step process in the instructions in this video. If your friend has difficulty, they can always ask the Team Captain to delete their name. If your friend is a guest, it is appropriate for you to ask the Team Captain to delete it for them.
Follow the instructions in this short video. This video shows screen prints from a laptop. If you are using a smartphone, the steps are the same but the screens may look slightly different.
Request additional tee times from the Team Captain who created the Sign Up using the email link at the top of the Sign Up. The Team Captain will contact the golf course to try to get additional tee times. If successful, additional tee times will be added to the Sign Up.
Here is a link to a five-minute video with step-by-step instructions on how to sign up for a tee time. They are specific to our NIHGA League. This video shows screen prints from a laptop. If you are using a smartphone, the steps are the same but the screens may look slightly different.
I signed up for a tee time using SignUp Genius, but the golf course did not have my name on their tee sheet. What happened?
You probably signed up after the deadline. NIHGA uses the free version of Sign Up Genius which doesn’t block people from signing up after the deadline. This saves the league hundreds of dollars a year. Be sure to sign up by the deadline otherwise the only way you would be able to play is if there is an open tee time.
You need to contact the golf course directly to make any changes after the deadline. You should also notify your Team Captain and the Team Captain who organized the outing. You may be charged for a cancellation with less than 24 hours advance notice.
I used the GHIN app to manually calculate my playing handicap for an upcoming NIHGA outing using my NIHGA handicap index. Why doesn’t the GHIN handicap match my NIHGA handicap posted on the website?
NIHGA applies a handicap allowance of 95% to your handicap as recommended by USGA for stroke play tournaments with at least 30 players. The GHIN handicap calculator defaults to a handicap allowance of 100%. Change the handicap allowance percentage to 95% and if your GHIN handicap still does not match the NIHGA website, contact Denise Droneburg at for assistance.
Contact the handicapper at Denise Droneburg to review and correct (if necessary) the accuracy of your handicap index.
Both NIHGA and USGA use the World Handicapping System formulas to calculate your handicap index. The difference is NIHGA averages the best 3 of your last 6 (league only) rounds while USGA averages the best 8 of your last 20 (league or non-league) rounds.
I tried to access the sign up for an upcoming outing but received a message that the sign up was not found. What happened?
All Sign Up tee sheets are archived after the signup deadline to prevent members for signing up after the tee sheet has been sent to the golf course. Contact the golf course directly if you want to be added or deleted from the tee sheet. Note, all cancelations must be made 24 hours in advance or you may be charged.