Reporting tournament results to Northern Ohio Golf is easy — especially if you keep it simple!
The BEST reporting format: simply type out the results directly into the body of an email, posting everything in a single column straight down the page. (EXAMPLE RESULTS SHOWN BELOW.)
DO NOT USE multiple columns across a page! DO NOT USE tabs or multiple spaces for alignment! Results presented in a single column down can be copy/pasted easily for quick posting.
For the header, type the event name or school names, the golf course name and location, the event day and date. Then below that, list the FULL NAME of each player and his or her score beside the name. Do this one-line-after-the-next, right down the page. SCORES FROM ALL PLAYERS / TEAMS in an event are required to post.
When finished, email those results to email@example.com.
You also may send typed results as an attached Word document, spreadsheet or text file. But the same formatting rules apply to any attachment: type results in a single column straight down the page. Keep it simple!
An attached PDF of typed scores can be used, but only if it follows the ‘straight text down the page’ format and is not an image file (jpg, png, etc).
Another option: if your athletic department uses a service like VNN Pressbox to send scores to multiple media outlets all at once, simply add firstname.lastname@example.org to your golf team’s Pressbox.
RESULTS FORMATS WE CANNOT ACCEPT
Please DO NOT email a photo of a scoresheet, or a screen capture of an online scoring app, or a graphic file of typed scores as results. We cannot copy-and-paste that content into the website, so we cannot use it. Results must be typed and must include scores for all teams and players who participated in the event — not just your team.
MAKE YOUR EVENT RESULTS EVEN BETTER
To really stand out, write a paragraph or two of ‘game story’ about the event: a few sentences on who played well, how the round unfolded, notes on course or weather conditions, aces or other special occurrences, etc.
Better still? Attach a photo or two taken during competition or the winners holding a trophy! Photos get attention within the results story plus as a featured image on the home page and/or on the category pages. THE BEST PHOTOS ARE TAKEN WIDE (not tall) and with enough resolution to be at minimum 2 – 3MB in file size. Check your camera settings prior to taking any photos and set the resolution to at least 1024 x 768px (but 2048 x 1536 is even better!). You can simply email those photos to us or upload them to DropBox or Google Drive and provide a link for download.
Sample Results Formats
The following is a sample results email for a Stroke Play Tournament, formatted with all of the information required to make it cut-and-paste easy for NEOHgolf.com:
2021 Great Big Golf Championship
Fancy Links Golf Club, Somecity, Ohio
Friday, June 1, 2021
Jimmy John, Sometown 72-71=143 $750
Johnny Jim, Sometown 72-72-144 $500
James Jon, Sometown 72-73=145 $300
Jon Jim, Sometown 73-73=146
Jamison Johnathan, Sometown 74-74=148
SKINS: $50 ea
Jimmy John Hole #5 Birdie 3
James Jon Hole #12 Eagle 3
Here is a sample of results from a High School Golf Match:
Big Catholic High School vs. Great Public High School
Fancy Links Golf Club, Somecity, Ohio | Par 36
Friday, August 1, 2021
Big Catholic High School: 146
Jim Player 36
Joe Player 37
Jerry Player 38
Jack Player 39
Jeb Player 40
Great Public High School: 150
Larry Player 35
Lisa Player 36
Lanny Player 37
Logan Player 38
Len Player 39
NOTE: if a high school match has four or more teams competing, please name the event using the HOST SCHOOL name (i.e. “Some Good School Invitational”) so the title of the event post is length manageable.
Remember, we CAN use a spreadsheet as an attachment sent to email@example.com. But please keep the spreadsheet format SIMPLE: post names and scores into their own single columns; don’t use macros or multi-sheet cross-references; don’t spend time setting fonts, alignments, or background colors. Simply type or calculate the results STRAIGHT DOWN THE PAGE so we can copy and paste your results!
Have a question? A suggestion? Email Allen Freeman at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 216-577-8756!