I like the idea of having bigger score boards to work with, or a cheap projector to display it up on a large surface. Seemed to me that there was a lot of congestion under the pavilion due to players simply trying to figure out what hole they were starting on.The future is here.... Most people attending the tournament have a smart phone; even Tibetan monks have smart phones. The idea that we all have to come within visual range of a physical marker board (Score Point) to figure out what hole we must report to is Neanderthal. The next evolution of our local club should be to make important information, like this, more easily available through mass communication like email and smart phone apps; this way, nobody would have to jockey for position in a crowded pavilion to see instructions, we would just gather around the nearest smart phone and could report to our holes with more efficiency and confidence.
The amount of time needed to update the Score Point sliding paper cards into slots is enormous. In the 21'st Century, there are better ways to handle the spread of information. For starters, most of us are familiar with how to use bulletin board systems like this for gathering information about leagues and tournaments. The time spent for the mundane task of volunteers sliding physical paper cards into slots on a physical marker board could be better spent updating records online for the benefit of all tournament participants.
Our sport is growing exponentially and the technology that serves as its backbone should grow accordingly. There is no excuse for an lack of information in the Information Age. Let's stop relying on Score Points so much and grow our sport through apps and BBS system information spreading. What do you think?