Score like an expert… for yourself, your friends, or an outing. The Scoring Machine makes it easy, whatever the game.

The Scoring Machine is a universal iOS app, which means it can be used on your iPhone, iPod touch and iPad that share an Apple ID.


  You'll become familiar with…
Players - golfers, like you. You provide some basic information about the players you plan to keep score for.
Courses - the places you play. You tell The Scoring Machine about the nines, tees and holes on the course you play so it can calculate playing handicaps, allocate handicap strokes, and score competitions.
Scorecards - like the printed version from the pro shop, scorecards are where the scores of players' and teams' rounds are recorded.
Events - when one Scorecard isn't enough, events allow you to group scorecards for lots of golfers playing the same game.


The Scoreboard

The first window you see when starting The Scoring Machine is the scoreboard - where scores for players and their teams are entered and displayed:


Under the left side of the scoreboard, visible by tapping the disclosure button at the top left, are lists of the events, scorecards, players and courses kept by The Scoring Machine:


Under the right side of the scoreboard, visible by tapping the disclosure button at the top right, are special panels (Slope Chart, Help and Settings) that you may need occasionally:


Return the scoreboard to its center position by tapping the Close indicator in the visible corner of the scoreboard.

You can also hide or reveal the panels on the left or right by sliding the whole scoreboard right or left with a finger.


The Scoring Machine's Lists

Each of The Scoring Machine's lists is available by tapping in the tab bar at the bottom of the panel:

Each list allows you to add new items or edit old ones. Tapping items in the Events or Scorecards list reconfigures the scoreboard to show scores for that item.

To get started with your first player and course:

For details about setting up stored data:

For detailed information about features of The Scoring Machine:

For explanations of golf and scoring terminology:

Have fun!