Prize categories

This function allows you to define the tournament prizes. The players' scores are evaluated in accordance with this information.The result is a list stating which player deserves what price. You can already use this function during the preparation phase of the tournament.

PC CADDIE can automatically integrate this prize information in the program announcement. Go to Competitions/Print…/Prize Evaluation from the main menu and then select the tournament for which the prizes are to be defined in order to access the function for the prize evaluation. Alternatively, you can click on the Prizes/Categories button from the competition mask.


Use the wizard for tips and tricks regarding the prize schedule:

The following window opens, allowing you to prepare the prizes:

;-) The wizard fairly distributes the prize range. So If you had 60 players, the wizard would calculate the handicaps so that you have 3 classes with approximately 20 players each. Confirm with OK and you will see the final prize schedule:

:!: It may happen that the groups are not according to your wishes, in which case you can manually change them. Pay particular attention to the distribution of foursomes (for example, Scramble or Chapman foursome). The wizard cannot distribute based on a common handicap, not even if you activate the option “Prize categories with competition handicap”. In this case you should always manually edit the prices.

Classification of prize ranges for foursomes

Prize ranges of both partners are divided by the sum of the handicaps. In addition, you can use the option Prize categories with competition handicap, offering you the possibility to make the division on the basis of the common handicap. You can access this option directly in the tournament mask by clicking the Special button; this will open a second window when you can make the desired settings.

Individually define prizes

The list in the dialog is initially empty. As the picture shows, you can register here the prizes. Select the first row and click on Edit prize (F7).

The following dialog asks you to select the prize type:

You can choose between “Automatic prize”, “Special prize” and “Special automatic”.

Automatic prize

You should select “Automatic prize” any time PC CADDIE can automatically detect the prize. Example of Such prices are the typical gross and net prizes in different categories.

We will consider the gross prices for our example. Let's assume you want to distribute the following prizes for your tournament:

  • 1 Gross gentlemen
  • 1 Gross ladies
  • 3 Net for HCP 0-18
  • 3 Net for HCP 19-28
  • 3 Net for HCP 29-54

Confirm the selection “Automatic Price” with Continue:

You should normally choose “Adjust names automatically”. In this case PC CADDIE will automatically consider the selection for Scoring: (“Gross or Net”) as name. If you want to have a different title for this prize you can select the option “Only following names” and than input a special identification using the field Special name. For example “Gross gentlemen”. Now select “Gross” for Scoring:.

Select “No additional prize” for Special prize:. Use the option “Add, additional prize allowed” only for “Nearest to the Pin” or “Longest Drive”. Please see the section “Gross before net and special rates” for more information.

Input “1” for Rank position: for our gross-prizes example (because there is only one 1st prize) and “3” for the net prizes (for the first, second and third prize).

You can freely use the Category: field to set who should get the prize on the basis of a person filter. You need such a filter for prices that are restricted, for example, according to the age group or gender. Good filters are the “green” PC CADDIE people filters “All ladies”, and “All gentlemen”, which are used for separate gross rates for men and women. You can anytime define and check your own filters, for example “Adolescent” or all types of age classes, from AC14 to AC50, by clicking the Def. button.

Find out more about filters.

You should never create a filter for a handicap range if a prize level is determined only by the handicap; in this case you should use the field Handicap: from : … to: … (using this field you can specify the handicap at the start of the tournament; with persons filters the current HCP is always considered, and the handicap at the end of the competition is always different than the handicap at the beginning of the competition).
Note that for the foursome tournaments the restrictions apply based on the handicap sum of the two partners or based on the common handicap (with prize classification according to tournament HCP).

The field Print … players in result list is important for the list of results that are to be automatically divided according to the prize ranges. The players are often printed twice in a result if “All” is selected, since the same player may occur once in the gross category and once in the net category. If you enter here 5 for example, the first 5 players will be printed; this is important as it is usually the case that only the winner is considered for the gross category (5 is the pre-set value for the gross category if you use the wizard for distributing the prizes).

Here you can see a sample prize list printout:

Special prize

Prizes like „Nearest-to-the-Pin“ or „Longest Drive“ cannot be automatically determined by PC CADDIE based on the results. In such cases PC CADDIE offers the convenient option to include the winner of such prizes in the winners' list:

Select “Special prize” after pressing the Edit prize(F7) button:

Click Continue.

You can choose between “Gross”, “Net” or “Special text” for the Scoring: field. You can manually enter four winners with their respective results if you choose “Special text”. You can define eight players if you choose “Gross” or “Net”. As a result, the gross and net result are automatically entered by PCC.

You can still make the following specific settings when you use one of these characters as the first character in the result text:

*No position number is included in the list (normally the list will contain something like “1. Tester, Timo - 2. Tina Tester”)
#Both players are printed in a four-betting game (otherwise only the specified partner is always printed)
:Both players are printed in a four-betting game - the position number is not included

Special automatic

You should not use “Special automatic”, or use it only in special cases. the assignment is easier and more comprehensive using the persons filters.

Do not print prizes for individual rounds

If you, for example, do not want to print the 3rd round prizes for seniors in a multi-round tournament, you should simply uncheck the third round. This setting has nothing to do with the calculation, but only with the actual printing. You cannot ignore a round when calculating the results.

Define prizes by the age group

The age group f.e. AK 35 will be selected by the year: current year minus year of birth is the age (f.e.: 2016-1980 = age of 36)
If you want to define the age according to the date of the tournament, enter the date with Age cutoff (Competition- Internet - Categories)!

Define prizes by priorities

Do you need any prizes for some fixed persons? You can enter priorities individually in the players list, f.e. mit “Z”.

And define the prize categories accordingly:

For all other players, without any priorities, you can define the prizes * . If you want to change the title of a category f.e. Net Prio*, change the name to Only following name :

Gross before net and special rates

The Special prize field offers you the following options:

  • “Add, additional prize allowed”
    This prize is always used in addition to other prizes and for special prizes such as “nearest to the pin”.
  • “No additional prize” and “Preferred prize”
    All prizes with the options “No additional prize“ and „Preferred prize“ are mutually exclusive. This means a player can only receive one of these prizes. If he, for example, achieves the first gross, he will not receive any net prizes. What prize a player gets is usually determined by the order in which the prizes are listed. If you want, for example “Gross before Net”, the gross prize is considered before the net one. The prize list's order is what matters here. You can edit the list and introduce prizes with a higher priority by adding them in an empty line and moving them up using the Up button.
  • The difference between “No additional prize” and “Preferred prize” is as follows: for “Preferred prize” eacg position overrides all the following prizes, for example the 1st and 2nd Gross have more value than the first net. For “No additional prize” this applies only for the same position: the first gross takes precedence over the first net, while the first net would have precedence over the second gross. Use this setting when the fist place is always superior to the second place.

CR compensation

  • The various options for the CR compensation were extended.
  • You will find the CR compensation under the button “Special”!

You find the new options here new since 2016!

Please check which option is the correct one for your competition!

  • Common gross amount for men and women (CR-balancing automatic) is correct, if there is one gross price for women (one tee for women f.e. red) and for men (one tee for men f.e. yellow)
  • Gross price gender dependent for one tee (no CR-balancing) is correct, if there are separate gross prices for women (one tee for women f.e. red) and for men (one tee for men f.e. yellow). When there is no gross price, this option should be selected as well!
  • You select CR-balancing only for men and women (CR-balancing separated) , if f.e. the women will start from several tees (f.e. blue and red) and as well the men from several tees (f.e. white and yellow). The men will be compensated amongst each other as well as the ladies.
  • You select CR-balancing only for men, only one tee included in the gross price for women, if the men start from several tees (f.e. white and yellow) and the women from ONE tee (f.e. red). The men will be compensated amongst each other, there will be no compensation for the women.
  • CR-balancing only for women, only one tee included in the gross price for men if the women start from several tees (f.e. red and orange) and the men from ONE tee (f.e. yellow). The women will be compensated amongst each other, there will be no compensation for the men.
  • The CR compensation should be activated when the players are starting from various tes and there is one common gross price (mostly in team scorings), please deactivate the CR-balancing by selecting Gross price gender dependent for one tee (no CR-balancing).
  • In a stroke play the CR compensation will be used by sorting the results with the difference to the CR. At the end of each result list you will find the note.

CR compensation explanations

What is CR?

The CR value (Course Rating value) is a measure that determines the difficulty of a golf course: easy, medium or hard- similar to ski slopes. It corresponds to the stroke rate of a player with a handicap 0 (PAR player / scratch golfer) in good course and weather conditions. The CR value is set up to one decimal point.

From the tee so depends how different long or difficult runs the golf course. The CR value applies each tee: for white, yellow, blue, red, etc. Whether men and women who play, is meaningless for the CR value.

How long or difficult the golf course is depends on the tee off. The CR value applies to each tee: white, yellow, blue, red, etc; it does not matter whether men or women are playing.

A CR balancing has to be considered (as difficulty compensation) when different golfers with different tees play different courses with the same prize.

More about this on the German Golf Association site: https://www.golf.de/dgv/rules4you/binarydata/SWSH8.pdf (last accessed on 05.06.2015)

What is CR compensation?

The chances must be compensated when players with different tees pay for the same gross prize. The only thing that matters is the Cr value, and not weather it is a ladies or a gentlemen competition. And this applies to all types of games. This compensation is reported as the difference value and rounded down when the decimal point is less than 0.4 and rounded up for values greater or equal with 0.5.

For individual games: Example: YELLOW has CR 67,4 and RED 73,1. This means a difference of 5,7, rounded up to 6 strokes. It is more difficult for the player playing RED, who can score 1 more gross point for the six most difficult holes - and only for these holes. But only if a maximum of 2 strokes were played over gross par at the respective holes. As a result, some players obtain 3 points, 4 points or 6 additional gross points. There is only one point at the holes to involve a minimum of 0 points were played Upper better. There is only one point at the holes where 0 or better score is played.

The sum of the gross points played is shown at the bottom of the results list. PC CADDIE will display the gross points scored under CR compensation if you click on the button Calculate. These are then also shown on the results list.

For foursome games: The CR compensation always applies on the first pair of players who stands at the top position in the starting list. In foursomes with adjusted CR compensation, the compensation must therefore apply always to the lady or the gentleman with better record.

”“CR compensation” relates exclusively to the score, and not to the handicap. The tournament participants know from the very beginning that the compensation will be made, as this should be explicitly stated in the game description.“ (Source: https://www.golf.de/dgv/rules4you/binarydata/Spiel_Wettspielhandbuch.pdf., paragraph 8.7.2 Compensate for varying course ratings or Par, last accessed on 8.6.2015)

Gross CR difference as handicap

in this case the compensation is not determined per hole; it is the same for all players.
Here's an example:

CR compensation: Sort by gross-difference against CR

CR compensation: Sort by gross-difference against CR is automatically set for Automatic CR compensation.

You can check the CR compensation: Sort by gross-difference against CR after clicking the Special button in the competitions mask.
The result no longer depends on the holes, and there are no gross points “added” but merely adapted based on the position on the results list.
This is the default behavior for 9 hole tournaments in Switzerland, according to the Swiss Golf Association:

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Remove persons from the evaluation - no active handicap

Players with inactive handicap can be selectively excluded from the net prizes. You can find the setting for this in the prize schedule:

FIXME screenshot

The players without an active handicap will get no net prizes of you check this box. The players will be sorted in the results list based on the game results and marked with AK. This setting has no effect on the handicap.

Remove persons from the evaluation - no competitor

You can also remove persons from the evaluation, for example when a sponsor who should be considered “Non competitor” joins the tournament; his participation should nevertheless be noted on the results list. Click on Edit prizes (F7), choose “Special prize“, confirm with Continue and choose the Category “Non competitor”:

FIXME screenshot

You can search here for all the players that should be removed from the evaluation and place them all in the prize category “Non competitor”.

These players are only removed from the normal prize class, the game result is to be considered for handicap calculation.

HINT: If you use this function to define non competitor players, these players will be still placed on the correct position in the result list, for example on the second position. Even if the name is on the second position, the player following this one (i.e., on the third position) is printed in bold and will get the second prize. If you set the “non competitor” check-mark only when entering the results, the corresponding players will be placed at the end of the list.

Postprocessing the prizes' definition

Use the buttons Up and Down to change the order of the prizes in the list. Use the Down button if you want to move a prize towards the end of the list. …Delete allows you to completely remove a prize from the list.

Use the button Copy prize categories from another competition (F6), if your categories are identical with the ones used for a previous event. You can then choose the desired competition, and, of course, update the categories as desired.

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Click Print (F8) to print the prize list. This will print the classic price evaluation, with the names of the prize winner. The Results list button offers you an alternative, taking you to the results list options.

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Choose “Prizes in the list” as Subdivision. The advantage of the second possibility is that you see the winner and the other players in a list. The players that did not win any prize are easily recognizable. This is why we highly recommend printing the prizes using this option.


The button Internet allows you to create an HTML file with the prize winners.

Clicking on Internet triggers the sending of the data in DGV-Intranet, PC CADDIE://online tournament or the Swiss golf network. Additionally, the file can be transferred via FTP to any server, provided that appropriate credentials are stored.

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Start the process by pressing OK.

You can find more information under FTP transfer.

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