The team at BirdEase is proud to partner with Golf Digest Planner as they wind down their golf tournament software.
Whether you are a past, present, or future customer, we are here to provide you with the best golf tournament software available.
This guide will help you get started and answer any questions you may have.
We want the transition to your new BirdEase account to be simple. Your BirdEase account is associated with the same email you used to create and access your “https://www.planmygolfevent.com” account.
Enter the email and password used on “https://www.planmygolfevent.com” and you will be instantly logged into your new BirdEase account.
You can also ‘Log In With Google’ on BirdEase if the email address for your Google account is the same as your Golf Digest Planner account email.
It’s all about the email address!
As part of the transition, we created an account with the email address you used for GDP. We imported any event you held in the last 2 years.
The majority of your event information, registration items, settings, and registration data is available to access and use for your future events.
You will be able to import from a previous event or pull registration names and emails to market for a new event.
We still recommend downloading or backing up your ‘Registration Report’ from the most recent event in your Golf Digest Planner account as soon as possible. You can also reach out to Golf Digest Planner directly. They will be available for data support throughout 2023.
This will add a new event to the “Manage Credits” section on the left of your dashboard. “Event Credits” never expire.
When you are ready to start working on your new event, add the event to your dashboard by selecting “Use Event Credit”.
Now you can build the new event from scratch, or import settings from a prior event to get a jump on the data.
Step 1: Click Purchase Event Credit
Step 2: Enter Payment Information
Step 3: Select Manage/Use Credits
From your “Dashboard”, select “Manage Credits” on the left.
Select “Use Event Credit”.
You can select from any event in your account to import information from. Choose from the dropdown list under “Do you want to import information from a previous event?”
Update the “Event Contact” information if needed.
Select “Create My Event”.
If you’re not ready to purchase an event yet, you can create a trial event that will go on your dashboard.
You can fully test your trial event site when logged in. It never expires! All information you enter is saved.
This enables you to test registrations, work with the website, registration offerings, payment options and more.
You can also share with your committee for approval before actually purchasing.
You can purchase at any time within the trial event from the “Activate Trial” button at the top right.
When you make a trial event with your account email address, it will be available on your dashboard along with any other events you have.
Set your Vanity URL from “About the Event” so people can get to your site.
Check your “Dates and Times” from “About the Event”.
Upload your organization logo from “Images & Logos”.
Check your “Registration Items” and all of their settings.
- All registration item settings are in one easy place with BirdEase.
- Create or select an item and all of the item’s specific options will display to the right.
Update your “Look and Feel”.
- Select ‘View Website’ from the top right of your dashboard at any time.
- You’ll see your event website as a visitor would.
- Select the “Look and Feel” options from the top left.
- Here you can adjust colors, backgrounds, layouts, banners and more.
Golf Digest Planner will no longer be processing payments on behalf of tournaments. If you previously used Golf Digest Planner’s payment processing, you will need to select one of the many payment integration options within the BirdEase platform.
Select “Payment Options” from the left side menu. For example, if you previously integrated your PayPal on a Golf Digest Planner event, select the PayPal option, enter your PayPal account email, and click “Save”.
We highly recommend integrating our BirdEase Payments setup for every reason under the sun, even if you currently process by other means. It’s quick, easy to use, enables advanced options not available with other processors, and gets funds to your event fast!
Our customer support is second to none. We are here to help make your events more successful.
The new event on your dashboard has no expiration. Any work you do will be saved. The event website is only viewable to you as the manager to work on when logged in. It will be ‘Unpublished’ to anyone else trying to view.
When you’re ready to show off your page to the public and take registrations, use the “Publishing/Users” function.
This begins the 365-day use of the event.