Creating Scorecards

Remember, if not week 1 run the Handicap Report to update handicaps before creating this weeks scorecards!

Scorecards can be generated easily in GLS. You can use the GLS Standard Scorecard Type or design and use a Custom Scorecard Template and Layout.  All Scorecards are clones of the a scorecard Layout File used to create the card.  The scorecard Template file tells GLS where to place items on the scorecard.

Procedure: Click on the Scorecard Toolbar Button and the Scorecard Setup input box appears. 

Optionally, you can add a Promotional Slogan or an Announcement to the scorecard. Type the message in the boxes provided. The messages will appear on each scorecard.

Click on OK to create the first scorecard. GLS will then enter "Scorecard Mode." You can continue creating scorecards by clicking "Next Card" on the Toolbar.   Do not resize the scorecard while in Scorecard Mode or an error will occur when you create the next card. Simply create all the cards you wish to then exit Scorecard Mode before you resize any of the cards. (It's no big deal, you can rerun the cards easy enough.)

The scorecard is a GLS spreadsheet which can be customized and formatted to your needs or printed as is. The card automatically sets up the matches according to the Schedule Table or MatchSetup Table, placing the lowest handicap player from each team as 1-men, and inserts the current handicaps. If your league tracks Putts, Fairways, and/or Greens, a grid to record these is provided. Since this is a spreadsheet you can delete columns or rows, add or clear text, add or clear borders, etc.

For 1-person leagues, you can create scorecards as foursomes or twosomes.  Check to box provided for this function.

When all the cards are created, you can print them. Nine-hole scorecards are designed to print in "portrait" orientation while 18-hole card fit nicely in "landscape" orientation.  You may have to adjust the size of a column or row of the scorecard Layout File to make the card print exactly as you like on your particular system and printer.

Creating 2 cards on a single sheet of paper or card stock:  You can now create 2 scorecards on one sheet of card stock or paper.  If you use the Standard Template and Layout files GLS will handle the 2-up cards automatically.  If you use a custom template and layout, use the same custom template file, however, a new custom layout must be created which has 2 copies of the scorecard, one on top of the other.  Also, GLS must know how many rows separate the two cards.  The numbers of rows must be entered on the Create Scorecards initial screen. 

Creating a 2-Card Custom Layout File:  You can easily create this new layout by opening the existing layout and converting it to handle two cards.  Open the existing Custom Layout File that you are now using.  Rename it.  For example, if the original layout is named "mylayout.gls" then name the 2-card layout "mylayout2.gls."  Select the entire range of cells for the scorecard layout...  In other words select from cell A1 to the bottom right cell of the scorecard, then while holding down the Control (Ctrl) Key, select the upper/left single cell where you want the bottom scorecard to be placed.  You will now have the entire scorecard selected and a single cell where the bottom scorecard will begin.  Keep at least one cell between the top card and the bottom card.  This is the "in between row" which will be used for spacing and separation of the two cards.  Then from the Edit menu click "Copy and Paste Data, Cell Types, and Formats.

An exact copy of the top scorecard, except for the Row Height, will be pasted to the new location .   Next, select the range of cells which make up all the rows of the top scorecard.   From the Edit menu click "Copy Row Height."   Then select the first row of the bottom scorecard and from the Edit menu click "Paste Row Height."  The 2 scorecards will now be exactly the same. 

Next, you must count the number of rows that separate the cards.  Select a cell in the top scorecard, preferable one which has text or another identifiable trait.  Using the "down arrow," count down one row at a time until you reach the same cell in the bottom scorecard.  Remember the number.   Now when you create scorecards you will be required to input this number if you select "Custom Template" option and the "Print 2 Cards on One Sheet" option.  You will only have to do this the first time as GLS will automatically remember your settings the next time.  It is now a matter of adjusting the separation row to fit the size of stock you are using and to give a suitable border between the cards when they are cut in two.  After creating the new 2-card custom layout, look at it in print preview and print it to see if any further adjustments are needed.  Now you have a new custom layout file which will product two scorecards on the same page.  Again, you will use the same Scorecard Template File you have been using...