How to Join the OGT Optishot Tour - New Player Setup Guide

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How to Join the OGT Optishot Tour - New Player Setup Guide

Postby JohnMeyer » Thu Mar 05, 2015 7:23 pm

Hi, and welcome to The OGT Optishot Tour


In order to be able to play and compete on Tour please follow the following steps in order to get you fully setup and ready to go for your first event.

1. Welcome

If you reached this thread you've probably already completed the registration part of Step 2 below. If so and your registered username doesn't match your Optishot username please let the Tour Management know to aid the invitation process. Please read through this thread fully and visit all the links to make sure you are ready to go for this seasons Tour.

2. - OnlineGolfTour.net Registration

Register on the simulation.onlinegolftour.net website.

Once the Tour Admin approves your Registration your name will appear on the Tour Members Roster.

3. TourRegulations and Procedures Agreement

Please read and fully understand the regulations and procedures outlined in the opening post of this thread

viewtopic.php?f=4&t=3

You must adhere to the settings and rules posted here in order to take part on the Tour. Pay particular attention to the Clubset Settings.. These MUST be set correctly on Optishot.

Once you have read and setup your Optishot Clubset correctly, please post in the thread that you have read and fully understand

Congratulations, you now have the minimum requirements to play on The Optishot Online Golf Tour

4. Video/Twitch Setup

It is recommended, and eventually required that you are to be able to provide video evidence of your ball and Clubset settings, and a video of your round. This is made very easy by using the Twitch service with the OBS software.

A full setup guide is provided here:

viewtopic.php?f=4&t=7&p=7#p7

Please note, depending on what upload internet speed you have the settings may differ, so please ensure you follow the correct steps.Also make sure you definitely select the "Archive my Broadcast " check box so your videos are saved automatically to the Twitch servers.

Also ensure when running OBS you "Run as Administrator",either by Right Clicking the shortcut each time you open it and selecting that option, or by editing the shortcut properties, and selecting the check box that says "Always Run as Administrator"

If you find due to PC or internet issues you are unable to use the Twitch Service, simply use a low resource screen recorder and then upload your videos to Youtube at a later date. More info on this can also be found later in that thread. However the simplest method, if possible is using the Twitch service with OBS


5 For improved accuracy it it highly recommended that players Tape their clubs, especially their woods. Reflective tape placed along the leading edge will allow the Optishot system to read your club face angle and clubhead speed much more accurately. As on the forums for the best types of tape and methods.

How a Tour Event Works and how to play

1. Each week a thread will be started detailing the Event for that particular week. A full schedule of the upcoming events can be found at

viewtopic.php?f=4&t=6

The Event Thread will detail the course, conditions and tee boxes for each round of the event, as well as providing the main areas to discus whats happening in that event, such as when the invites will be sent etc.

2. Once The Event had been created you need to head over to http://www.onlinegolftour.net and sign in. Once logged in, you will see the Tournaments tab appear on the top menu bar. Click on this and select the Tournament you wish to enter and click the Home icon next to that Tournament. You will now be taken to the homepage for that tournament, where you will see the Register button on the left hand menu bar.Click this and you will now be added to the leader board for that Tournament and the tournament will be added to the My Play Section of the scoring site.

3. As described in the Event thread, and once you have selected Registert on the website, you will be sent an Invite to play your Tournament Round. This invite is sent directly to your Optishot System ( you may also receive an email notification if you have that preference setup)

4. Open the OBS software, making sure your "Run as Administrator"

5. To play your Round login to Optishot Live on you Optishot System and select Join Game. From the Drop down menu select Invitations. Here you will see the Invite to Play your Round. Please note sometimes multiple invites are sent at once so make sure the Invite you select is the one relating to the correct round you wish to play

6. Having selected the correct Invite, click Join NOW, and then PLAY. This will then load the course and you will find yourself on the Tee Box

7. Before you start "Streaming"/Recording it is advisable to open the onlinegolftour.net website and once logged on go to the My Play tab, select the relevant Tournament and click "Play". This will open up the scorecard ready to input your scores. A full guide of how to use the scoring site can be found in this thread. viewforum.php?f=60

8. Switch back to you OBS software, start "Streaming"/Recording . Ensure you are running the OBS Software as "Run as Administrator" to avoid the black screen issue,

9. Switch back into Optishot and play your round. BEFORE teeing off, make sure you show your ball setting and all your clubset settings. These are found in the bottom right menu on the Optishot Screen.

10. Once you have shown all your settings its finally time to TEE OFF

Livescoring

1. The onlinegolftour.net website is setup to show live scoring information, on a hole by hole basis. Every time you complete a hole on Optishot, then please enter that score, as well as the stats from that hole, ie, putts, GIR hit, scramble, etc etc

Info on the stats and how to enter can be found here: viewtopic.php?f=60&t=358

2. Do this after every hole is competed until you finish your round. Once the round is completed you will have a fully completed scorecard that will have automatically been logged onto the system and updated the Tournament Leaderboard.

End of Round


1. Once you have finished your round on Optishot you simply click the x on the scorecard and exit to main menu. Make sure you remember to stop "streaming"/recording

2. You can now close the onlinegolftour.net scorecard down, or navigate using the top menu to the leaderboard to see where you stand overall

3. Now go to your twitch account and navigate to your video manager. Here, if you setup your account correctly earlier, you should see the recording of your round. Copy the link and paste it here, stating what event and round the video relates to.

viewtopic.php?f=4&t=4

If not using Twitch/OBS then make sure you upload the video to Youtube and post the link once its uploaded to the same thread.

4. This will allow the board/players to verify you have used the correct clubset settings and no foul play has occured



This is basically what will happen for each and every round you do.. so please familiarise yourself with the process and the website.


Handicaps

Upon joining the OGT Optishot Tour all New Players will be allocated a 0 Index Handicap as a starting point and will be adjusted for each event as follows.

Please note NEW PLAYERS ARE INELIGIBLE TO WIN OR SCORE POINTS FOR THEIR FIRST 2 EVENTS, as their handicap is not deemed accurate enough to ensure competitiveness with current tour players

Gross Scores will be ESC adjusted to a max double bogey on any 1 hole

Event 1 - Handicap 0 - Ineligible for Position Based Points or Victory. However will receive 50 points if all rounds completed

Event 2 - Handicap set to (Lowest Gross - Course Rating) x (113/Slope) ( Eg Lowest Gross Score was 80 on Course Rating of 75, x 113/Slope Rating of 140 so Handicap would be 4) - Ineligible for Position Based Points or Victory. However will receive 50 points if all rounds completed

Event 3 - Handicap set to (Lowest Gross - Course Rating) x (113/Slope) - 2 ( Eg Lowest Gross Score was 80 on Course Rating of 75 x 113/Slope Rating of 140, = 4, -2 so Handicap would be 2 ) - points now awarded based on final position and also eligible to win the Event overall

Event 4 - Automatic Handicap System takes over, however manual adjustment may be done as above depending on what system allocates as opposed to performance over last 2 events. - points awarded based on final position and also eligible to win the Event overall

Event 5 - Fully automatic Handicap system in place, points awarded based on final position and also eligible to win the Event overall

A full rundown and discussion of how the automatic handicap system works can be found here:

viewtopic.php?f=4&t=10&p=11#p11

However the process above is the one that will apply for new entrants to the Tour
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Re: How to Join the OGT Optishot Tour - New Player Setup Guide

Postby Zmax » Mon Mar 23, 2015 4:16 pm

John or Cat,

The video on how to navigate the onlinegolftour site no longer works. Do you guys have another link?

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Re: How to Join the OGT Optishot Tour - New Player Setup Guide

Postby JohnMeyer » Mon Mar 23, 2015 5:09 pm

Must be due to twitch deleting old archive broadcasts.. when Im next down at my sim Ill record another one if Catman doesnt beat me to it

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Re: How to Join the OGT Optishot Tour - New Player Setup Guide

Postby Zmax » Mon Mar 23, 2015 5:13 pm

Thanks John.
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Re: How to Join the OGT Optishot Tour - New Player Setup Guide

Postby CatMan » Tue Mar 24, 2015 7:50 pm

Twitch was acting up today,

I wonder if all players will experience it???

I had to reset my Stream Key to get it to Live Stream and record..

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Re: How to Join the OGT Optishot Tour - New Player Setup Guide

Postby braycobb » Tue Mar 24, 2015 8:04 pm

Cat....Twitch had a security breach. They forced a reset of passwords and stream keys for all accounts.

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Re: How to Join the OGT Optishot Tour - New Player Setup Guide

Postby CatMan » Sat Oct 10, 2015 12:30 pm

braycobb wrote:Cat....Twitch had a security breach. They forced a reset of passwords and stream keys for all accounts.



Ah, thought something was weird going on lol, I heard some then chiming as I was playing.. :o


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