Tournament Manager allows you to import your golfers from another program. The other program must be able to save your golfer's information in a standard ASCII delimited format. For example, Microsoft Excel can export data into a compatible format called CSV (comma separated values). The import utility lets you transfer in any information that Tournament Manager tracks, such as: ID#, name, gender, index, handicap, address, phone, email, miscellaneous fields, etc. Each field in an ASCII delimited file is separated by a comma, tab, space or semicolon and delimited by quotation marks (if required). Records are separated by a carriage return. ASCII delimited text files could have the following format:

"Field1","Field2","Field3","Field4","Field5",...etc... Record 1

"Field1","Field2","Field3","Field4","Field5",...etc... Record 2


Use the following steps to transfer your golfers:

  1. Load the program you are transferring information from. Save your golfers in an ASCII delimited text file. Review the documentation of the program you are using to see how to do this. (Almost all database programs can save standard ASCII delimited files).
  2. Load Tournament Manager, click the [Membership Roster] tab to view your membership roster. Pull down the ROSTER menu and select "Import Data". Click [Next].
  3. Set the Tournament Manager roster to transfer golfers to. Click the [Find Tournament Roster] button. Select the roster to transfer information to. Click [Next].
  4. Click the [Find ASCII delimited file to import] button. Select the file to transfer information from. A preview of the file will appear. You can further specify which row to start the import at. Click [Next].
  5. Check the correct delimiter, comma, tab, space or semicolon. A columnar preview will appear below. Also select the correct text qualifier. If the preview does not appear correct you may have saved your data in an ASCII delimited format that Tournament Manager does not support. Click [Next].
  6. At the top of each column is a drop box. Drop down each corresponding box and select the appropriate field to import data to. If the data in the column should not be imported select "(None)"
  7. Click the [Finished] button to start importing data.

For more information, please refer to Importing Data from Other Software.