US 9,811,596 B2
System, method, and computer readable storage media for managing and processing golf data
Gilbert Kerr, Ponte Vedra, FL (US); and Paul G. Shorthose, Needham, MA (US)
Assigned to GKPS LLC, Ponte Vedra, FL (US)
Filed by GKPS LLC, Ponte Vedra, FL (US)
Filed on Nov. 23, 2016, as Appl. No. 15/360,723.
Application 15/360,723 is a continuation of application No. 14/057,777, filed on Oct. 18, 2013, granted, now 9,524,479.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/716,398, filed on Oct. 19, 2012.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/868,775, filed on Aug. 22, 2013.
Prior Publication US 2017/0076003 A1, Mar. 16, 2017
Int. Cl. A63F 13/00 (2014.01); G06F 17/30 (2006.01); G06Q 10/06 (2012.01); G06F 7/08 (2006.01); H04L 29/08 (2006.01); H04W 88/02 (2009.01)
CPC G06F 17/30867 (2013.01) [G06F 7/08 (2013.01); G06F 17/3053 (2013.01); G06Q 10/06 (2013.01); H04L 67/306 (2013.01); H04M 2250/10 (2013.01); H04W 88/02 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A system comprising:
a server including a non-transitory memory and configured to communicate via a computer network with at least one Global Positioning System (GPS)-enabled handheld device, the server configured to perform steps comprising:
receiving, from the at least one GPS-enabled handheld device via the computer network, golf game data, handicap data, and team data for one or more golfers being part of one or more teams, the golf game data including an identification of a golf course played by a golfer and one or more tees played by each golfer, wherein the at least one GPS-enabled handheld device allows obtaining of the golf game data, the handicap data, and the team data using one or more graphical user interfaces or provides positioning data based on signals from at least one GPS satellite;
retrieving, from a golf course data storage device, golf course difficulty information associated with the golf course played, wherein the golf course data storage device stores respective golf course difficulty information for each of a plurality of golf courses, including information indicative of the difficulty of a set of tees at each golf course;
receiving or determining grouping data defining membership of at least one of the one or more teams in one or more groups;
receiving or determining at least one net score for the one or more teams using the golf game data, the handicap data, the golf course difficulty information associated with the golf course played, and the team data, wherein the at least one net score is determined based on an adjusted net score for each golfer, and the adjusted score is determined using a course rating differential to take into account the difficulty of the one or more tees played by the each golfer; and
providing ranking information for the one or more teams based on the adjusted net score for each team.