We would like to briefly explain to you for what purposes you can use the timetable module. The timetable offers you a variety of functions:
To open the timetable go to Timetable/Timetable from the sidebar or click on the corresponding icon in the toolbar.
HINT: The following keys and key combinations will help you speed up and enhance your workflow with the timetable. We encourage you to become familiar with these combinations to work as efficiently as possible with the timetable. Using the keyboard will allow you to work much faster and easier:
|1||1 Day view|
|2||2 Days view|
|7||7 Days view (Players individually visible)|
|8||7 Days view (Whole day visible)|
|9||14 Days view (Whole day visible)|
|a||Evening (6:30 pm)|
|Alt + t||Switch from cash register to timetable|
|f||Early (8:00 am)|
|F11||Show automatic actions|
|Home or Pos1||Switch to „Now and Today“|
|m||Midday (11:30 am)|
|Mouse button||Change tee times|
|n||Afternoon (3:00 pm)|
|PgDn, PgUP||Scroll in timetable|
|s||Search for a reservation|
|Shift + a||Show all areas|
|Shift + d||Special view|
|Shift + double click||Show opening time of a filter|
|Shift + mouse button||Copy|
|Space (space key)||Multiple reservations|
|t||Switch from timetable to cash register window|
|v||Display the views|
|w or c||Import participants of a competition|
|z||Switch to a different date|
Open the Timetable area and type “w” in the field corresponding to the competition day. The following window opens:
Leave the field only Start-hole empty if all the players are starting from Tee 1.
If you would like your competition to start, for example, from tee 1 and tee 10, you can book the players in the timetable in several steps.
First, book the players who are to start from tee 1. Fill-in the field only start tee as follows:
This allows you to book in the timetable only the players who start from tee 1, for example at 10 am (when the tournament begins at 10 am).
The players stating at tee 10 will arrive at tee 1 around 2 hours later (depending on the course configuration).
Book the players starting at tee 10 with a time-offset of two hours:
This will ensure that the players are booked at the right time at tee 1 in the timetable. By doing so you can display a correct and professional start time schedule. Furthermore, you can take advantage of well-maintained data for the compilation of timetable statistics.
Now you can configure the reservation areas (Courses, pros, tee-mats, spa treatments, carts, areas) and display them. Specify your employes for recording the time using PC CADDIE. Go to New (F9) to create a new area if you are working with the timetable for the first time. Click Edit to edit an existing area; the following input window appears:
Search abbr. Please enter a matching abbreviation for the area. For the „18 hole course“ you could, for instance, put in 1801.
The search abbreviation cannot be changed afterwards. Please make sure you choose neutral abbreviations - especially for your golf teachers.
Order Usually the timetable areas are displayed in alphabetical order. If you wish for a different sorting method you can configure this with this field. Areas that do not contain any information about their order will be put at the end of the list.
Name Put in a describing name for your area - in our example the „18-hole course“. The name can be altered afterwards if necessary.
Grid Specify the time period that should be displayed in each area. This time period can be changed according to the seasons without losing any made reservations. Earlier or later times will be hidden optically.
Standard unit Define a standard unit if the grid does not match a reservation 1:1. Example: For your area “Pro” you have a standard grid of 30 minutes but a golf lesson lasts 60 minutes. By configuring the standard unit to 60 minutes, PC CADDIE will book two rows automatically.
Limit Here you specify the maximum of how many people can be entered in a booking.
Bookable in advance Define the number of days that can be booked in advance for an area. You can configure different time periods for members and guests.
In case the pre-booking feature is already configured as a timetable rule, PC CADDIE will use the smallest value out of both settings.
Number of holes Set the number of holes for your courses.
This feature will be quite important if you are working with booking limits, i.e., a guest player is only allowed to reserve up to 36 holes in one week - check this chapter for more details: Configure Timetable-rules.
Course IDs If you manage several 9-hole courses which can be combined differently, you should give each course an individual identification (A-C). Using these identifications you can create different course combinations. If required, contact the PC CADDIE support.
Status Please avoid deleting timetable areas. Use the various status options to still have access to no longer used areas.
The status options primarily affect the view of the online modules.
Address data Enter the matching address data for each person for your employee plans or your golf teachers area.
Course data Enter the possible course information matching each area.
This is simply informative and has no further effect.
Create different area groups if you have several timetable areas. This way you can make a clear selection.
New booking groups can be created as described below.
In the booking area window, you can create a new area group using the “Edit” button:
The area window opens. Click on “Select” to open the window with the timetable groups:
Now you can enter a new area group via the button “New”:
A new group is available after pressing “OK”:
HINT: As an additional feature, you have the possibility to view the sunrise and sunset times in the timetable, so you can easily let your customers know about the length of the day.
Open your timetable. Click Timetable/Edit. Choose the course and click Edit:
Enter your Club data for regional timekeeping:
The following window opens:
Click the globe icon next to the field “Town”:
Click the button Sunset/Sundown and confirm twice with OK and hit End.
The next window needs the confirmation of the correct course. Select the course and confirm with OK.
Now click OK twice to get back to your timetable. Sunrise and sunset are now highlighted in colour.
This is the time transition to the sunrise:
…and to sunset:
In addition, it is also possible to add in the timetable an information line for sunset, so that you can accurately predict, for example, whether it is still possible for a player to complete 18 holes before sunset.
For this purpose, you must enable the following special parameters:
|TIME_SUNLINEACTIVE||This parameter enables the information line|
|TIME_SUNLINEMARGIN:240||This parameter determines that the timeline is always displayed 240 minutes before sunset. You can adjust the number as you wish.|
|TIME_SUNLINECOL:65280||This entry defines the color of the line. 65280 is the decimal color code for green.|
|TIME_DARKCOL:12632256||This entry sets the background color for the hours after sunset or before sunrise. 12632256 is the decimal color code for dark grey.|
|TIME_SUNLINEHEIGHT:6||This parameter defines the thickness of the line|
After making all these settings the information line is displayed as in the following screenshot (after restarting PC CADDIE):
Use this window to enter information to your existing timetable areas. This text is purely informative.
Click Booking or hit Page down. The lower half of the window will switch to the booking mask:
Article and Price are then entered if the “automatic” has been set for these articles, which shall also work in the timetable. The first choice in this list is your standard article. In case the “automatic” has not been set for the following articles, the system will take the standard article.
If you have activated timetable rules, they will have priority.
Book for should be set to „Individual“. The other options are rarely being used nowadays; they define how one booking should be accounted to several people (i.e. for golf lessons).
With the timetable area for your golf teachers use Time proportional if half of a lesson costs half of the price.
Please note that the appropriate grid and article have to be set up.
Priority of distribution For your golf cart system you can define the carts which should be handed out with a priority. Leave the field empty and the area will be set at the end of the priority distribution.
Usage duration and Pre-booked In your golf cart system you will see for how long a golf cart is being used or if it is already pre-booked. If you want to know the usage duration, PC CADDIE will calculate this for each each cart. Carts that are being used over a longer period of time tend to be less considered for the bookings.
A follow-up booking is necessary if, for example, after 2 hours a follow-up tee time is required for the 10th tee (or a second round tee time on a 9-hole course). Follow-up bookings in your timetable will be highlighted with a grey background colour. This input mask allows you to set all required details. A plus sign behind a name in the booking mask indicates an existing follow-up booking (i.e. for the 10th tee or on a different golf course).
The follow-up booking itself is marked with the copy-symbol. Bookings of players that have been copied into the same day will also be marked with this symbol.
The example from the screenshot means: the tee time can be canceled for members until 3 hours before the tee time, and until 5 hours before the tee time for guests.
In this dialogue you can set the time until a booking can only be cancelled liable to charges, which article should be offered by PC CADDIE automatically and the percentage of the original price your customer will be charged for.
For example, a general cancellation fee → 100% would be charged; or you could set that late cancellations would cost X% of the cheapest green fee. PC CADDIE then uses these settings for cancellations in this area and will post the value as outstanding debt to the person's account.
Options A, B and C calculate your articles in each timetable area, for example your rental clubs or golf carts.
Description The object you want to be counted should be given a name. The counting starts when the appropriate option is selected in the timetable.
How many objects are available?
Consider whether this object should be counted cross-functional. In this case option A would count the golf carts in all timetable areas. Apart from that, the options are individually definable for each timetable area.
Article Select the item that should be booked for this option.
Book throughout this booking group If this function is activated, PC CADDIE will check all areas of this particular booking group for availability. For example, you book the 18-hole course including option A. Your option A correlates with the area group golf carts. When making the booking, PC CADDIE searches all carts, whether one is available for the time and directly books the reservation.
Time interval This is the time interval to the original booking. For example, you book a tee time at 2:00 pm, the golf cart can be picked up at 1:50 pm. Therefore you enter the value -10.
If your club is working with the internet and/or the terminal, you can specify in this mask if PC CADDIE should make these areas available for booking via the internet and/or terminal.
Check the field “Use this area for time recording” from the bottom-left if the screen if this area is intended for time recording.
For example, if you have created 20 carts or 50 rental clubs as a single area, it is recommended that you enable the “Do not show in selection” option. Allowing the individual selection of all these areas only adds clutter to the long list. W If this is activated, these areas disappear from all choice situations and can be selected only via the group. They are all visible using the menu entry “Timetable/Edit Ranges”.
Confirm with OK after providing all the information according to your wishes. Repeat these steps for all areas that you want to open up new or edit in your new club. Use the Portal-Integration fields to synchronize the timetable data with the data of the respective portal (e.g. 1golf1 or ÖGV).
In the tab Views you have an overview of the existing timetable views (see also Define Timetable Views). You can easily click on the views in which the timetable area should be displayed.
You can now also book a cart, in addition to a tee time; this can be done both online as well as on-site.
The option to book carts online is only possible with the online APP and responsive design.
The following settings must be made in the timetable for on-site bookings:
To use the function, please contact our support. They will set the appropriate special parameter, and then you can proceed as follows:
First, the carts must be created in the timetable:
It is important that the booking group “Carts” is also created.
You have to activate the option for displaying the carts' bookings together with the tee time booking. For this, option A must be set as in the following screenshots:
(1.) Enter name:
Only “Cart” can be entered here. This is also very important, because “Cart” is a codeword; using it means that the symbol for the cart appears online.
(2.) The following settings are available:
- Book throughout this booking group, and a cart will appear in the timetable as booked or marked as free
- Book after selection throughout this booking group means that a query appears, allowing you to select a cart:
However, this query only appears if the option for a cart is activated manually in the timetable. The customer doesn't have this selection when making an online reservation.
If everything is set correctly, a cart can now be reserved online. The booking then appears at the customer with “red” light (option A) for the tee time booking, and a cart is automatically displayed in the view as “reserved”:
For the customer, the online booking window with cart bookings looks like this. If the option for the cart is selected, the “red” light will now appear next to the name of the customer:
To switch between the areas you click Area or hit the keys F3 or F4 (you can also press B). With + or - you can zoom in and zoom out (a zoom of 0.5, for example, doubles the size).
In the chapter Define Timetable Views you can read about how to customize the appearance of the areas to your personal needs.
Press the button Search in the timetable (or hit the “S” key) to search for a name (for example, if someone wants to play with a certain person or if you want to delete all reservations for a specific person). You can use the same function to search for plain text, for example, to get an overview of all blockings with the name “Ladies”.
Confirm with Search and you will get a booking overview on your screen:
Pressing the Print (F8) button opens the following window:
With this function you can quickly print appointment or booking confirmations for your members.
HINT: If you go to Setup/Program Options/Club-Address, Banking Details and add the special parameter TIBU_PRNTNEW via the button Extra from the tab General, you will access an advanced functionality:
This feature can be very interesting if you are working with hotels or with the travel industry, as you can give them a professional confirmation listing all individual items, among others.
Contact the PC CADDIE support if you have any questions whilst setting up the layout.
We will now show you, how you can make reservations in the different areas. If you would like to book a golf lesson or a tee time, just press Enter or double-click the mouse button when you are on the desired time in the timetable.
Please make sure that you are working in the right timetable area. Based on the selected background colour the different areas should be easily recognizable.
Larger reservations (blockings for tournaments etc.) can be made by clicking the mouse on the desired time, keeping the mouse button pressed and pulling the cursor to the end of the desired reservation. When you release the mouse button, the booking window will open.
In the following example, we will show you how you can book an appointment and what many other opportunities PC CADDIE has to offer.
If you double-click on the date at the bottom right
or press Z and you can jump to a specific day
or you look for that day by pressing the F2 key to open the calendar:
Otherwise you just move the cursor through the timetable or use the arrow keys “up, down, left, right”. If you would like to make a reservation, just press Enter or double-click the mouse button.
Once you have selected a time in the timetable, the booking window will open:
Date is equivalent to the date to be booked.
Time is equivalent to the time to be booked.
Duration is equivalent to the length of time of your reservation.
HINT: The duration can be adjusted manually or directly in the timetable by clicking on the starting time of the reservation, holding the mouse button and pulling the cursor down up to end of the reservation and letting go.
Abbreviation Enter the name of the person for whom you would like to make the reservation. You can search for people as follows:
If you want to book a tee time for a guest that has not been there yet, simply use the button Guest to make the reservation.
HINT: Enter plain text in the search abbreviation to add it to your reservation.
To avoid typing the same text over and over again, you can simply write the number of the amount needed in front of your text. PC CADDIE will automatically add your text according to your entered amount.
The fields Article, Price and Book for can usually be left empty. They will be automatically adjusted if you work with article-automatics or timetable rules.
Via the button Book you confirm the reservation and will return to the timetable.
Always remember to close the window with the button Book. In case you have made reservations and press Cancel, your reservation will not be saved.
Double-clicking the small blue „i“ in front of a name or pressing the button Info (F6), opens the following window:
The tab Booking offers the possibility to enter any kind of information to a person. Is there a customer with information to his reservation, a star symbol will appear in front of the name.
As Booking reference you can enter a person or a company from your database. This can simply be a useful information for you but also will PC CADDIE ask you if the players will pay by themselves or if the reference contact will pay the whole bill (e.g., for groups that have been invited by a single person).
A reservation can be marked as a provisional booking.
If the check mark is not removed until the deadline, the reservation will be deleted (ideal for non-binding requests of groups).
The tab Creditcard has no function at the moment.
Go to the tab Details to view all the detailed process information of a reservation including the unique Dataset number.
The letters in the third field have the following meaning:
|nothing||⇒ Old local|
|I||Internet PC CADDIE://online outdated, now only intranet for tournaments|
|X||XML-Internet PC CADDIE://online|
|F||External PCO system|
|A||APP Responsive PC CADDIE://online|
|D||Mobile Device PC CADDIE://online|
|L||Local / made locally|
|M||Multi-select booking (booked via multiple selection (space key))|
|T||Tournament-copy/Import (entered as tournament Import)|
|S||Self-service booking (Terminal)|
|C||Make a new entry through copy (drag&drop)|
|G||booked via cash register|
|R||Remote control (Cart-System)|
|W||Work (Timer from CRM Info Dialog) and work times recording(A:, Y:, …)|
|r||Only for DEL: reservation reset, i.e., delete expired reservations|
|n||NoShow automatic deletion|
|m||Move by shifting (using drag&drop)|
By clicking the button List of 'No Show'-Entries (F6), you will get a list of all reservations Mr. Muster did not attend. Data belonging to that entry (F7) shows you all reservations this person has made.
In the chapter Edit Golf Training Classes we will explain how you open up a training class and handle the bookings.
This area is quite useful to your golf teachers. This dialogue allows them to set their individual breaks so that no bookings are possible in that time.
Same procedure, if you need to block your golf course for a certain time or your golf teachers are not available. Simply add all details to the input mask.
HINT: A click on the button Maximum will extend the blocking to the end of the day.
The filter function lets you make a reservation for a certain group. For example, you enter „Ladies Team“ in the description field, so you can book a tee time for your women club team.
In Info you can add any kind of additional information. The button Word opens the following document (Function Sheet), which you can use as an additional aid for every occasion:
Please contact the PC CADDIE support team ( firstname.lastname@example.org) if you want to add your own document.
Enter a brief note in Info to ensure that all employees know about the document.
The individual participants for a booking can simply be booked with the filter. Double-clicking on the start time of the filter opens the booking window. You can then proceed to book all of the participants.
There is no Delete-button in the filter mask to avoid an accidental deletion of it. By simultaneously pressing Shift and double-click (with the mouse button) you can go back to the filter (initial setting) and delete it.
Open the booking filter in the timetable: Shift + Ctrl
Open the booking filter in the timetable from the course event module: Shift + Alt
Via Spread out in your booking mask you can copy the current reservation to several timeslots, for instance, when a customer wants a golf lesson every Tuesday.
Please note, that if you copy a filter (e.g. Ladies day, every Tuesday from 2.00 pm to 3.30 pm) and you make a slight mistake, you will have to delete every single filter separately.
When managing the tee times with the timetable and a customer checks in to buy his green fee bag tag, you simply open the customers reservation with a double-click on the time. After that, click Print (F8) in the booking window and you can print the bag tag, the green fee will be posted to the cash register's paying window.
If the customer wishes for another item (e.g., a ball card), make sure you go to the cash register via Continue booking in the cash register (F12). With this function you can cash in with a single operation.
You can enter payments or transfer posts to accounts directly in the booking mask. An arrow indicates whether a reservation has been posted or not.
If necessary, the posting can be deactivated in the history tab (click on the blue “i”).
If you notice within five minutes after a booking that you made a mistake, you can delete the reservation by pressing the button Delete. Does your customer cancel the reservation a few days later or do you notice a mistake a while after entering the reservation, the booking can not be deleted immediately. Double-clicking Delete will open the following window:
In this dialogue you have to enter a remark in order to delete the record. Once you have entered something such as “sick”, you can cancel the reservation by clicking one of the following buttons (depending on the situation): Cancellation (the cancellation fee defined in the timetable area will be posted as an open entry to the customer's account) or you enter a 'No Show' entry No show or you delete it with Delete.
For golf clubs with many green fee players, this entry is very helpful. You maintain control over the no shows of players, can easily manage it and send out invoices to the customers if necessary. In case a customer fails to show to his appointment, PC CADDIE opens the following window after you click the Delete-button (in the booking window):
In the first line you can see, how much time has already passed since the start of the appointment. In the lower half of the input window you can view the other records of this customer. Click No Show to save the non-appearance as a No Show-Entry.
The No Show-Entries of a person can be viewed via the persons input mask. To do so, select the desired person and click Timetable
The following window opens:
Now click the button No Show for an overview of all No Show-Entries of the relevant person.
To receive detailed information, click More details to this line (F7). You could now also enter when a No Show is considered as excused.
By clicking the button No Show-Counting configuration you can configure the No Show-Entries to your requirements and confirm with OK:
HINT: You can get a No Show overview via Persons/Persons list and creating a list according to the following template:
You will receive a complete list for a printout.
The first number in this context displays the total number of No Show-Entries. The number in brackets shows the number of excused entries.
All deletions, 'No Shows' and cancellations can be made visible in a separate timetable area. In your timetable-view press the keys Ctrl + d and the following corresponding query appears:
Select the desired view. Your timetable will now display either Normal bookings, Cancellations, 'No Show'-Entries or Deleted bookings.
Please note that no list can be drawn from these “background areas”.
If a customer asks for several reservations, the multiple selection tool offers an efficient way to book. Go to the desired time in the timetable. Now confirm the first choice with the space key. The following dialogue opens:
In the first row you will see the first tee time that you want to book. Move over the timetable to the other tee times you want to book for the customer and save them to the multiple selection window by clicking the space key. The reservations will be listed continuously:
In the lower part of the dialogue you will see how many reservations you have selected and how many players can be added. Click Delete entry (F5) to delete one of the selected reservations. Click Delete all (Ctrl + F5) to delete all reservations out of this dialogue. Are all needed times selected, click Reserve (F12) to continue:
Now specify for whom the selected times should be booked. In the field Reference you have the option to enter by whom your golf course was recommended or force the query, asking who will pay the green fees.
Please double-click a daily column title:
The following window opens:
You can now enter a Title for this day or activate a warning.
The above settings would look like this:
If now someone books a tee time, the following warning message appears:
The Daily ID determines which course will be played on the current day. This is very useful, for example, if you have a 27-hole golf course and the 18-hole combinations change from time to time.
The required general settings for this can be defined via Edit course(F7):
Now you can adjust the course combination settings, which are also used for the bag tag with score card.
Is the option Automatic player check activated, the system will perform an intranet-check for the current timetable area in the morning.
This can also be initiated manually by clicking Check players in this area.
How to send out daily information via SMS is explained here: Send WebSMS to all timetable players of a day.
At the end of the year our support is often asked whether it is possible to print a list counting all rounds played according to the timetable bookings.
Below you will find a small description on how to obtain such a list.
First of all you will need to identify the required abbreviation(s) of the the course(s). Please do this by clicking the button Area in the time table.
The next window:
Now you will have to create a new layout via Persons → Person lists. Please select the following fields for this layout:
The field for counting can be edited manually as in the following screenshot:
The following applies:
The current year applies in this case.
Please save the new layout.
Now you can print the list: