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Old 06-13-2020, 07:46 AM
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Perhaps this post should be on a forum for computer geniuses, but does anybody really understand the workings of the tee time booking system? The algorithm? Our group of 8 (all Priority members) keeps getting assigned the same courses at the same times week after week, regardless of the course preference ranking. It's almost as if the system is saying to itself, "I know these guys and think they really like Caroline, even though it's their last pick."

I love the convenience of the booking system, but am fascinated by it's logic -- or lack thereof.
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Old 06-13-2020, 08:04 AM
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Hard to say, but if it was me, I would try leaving Caroline off for a week and see what happens.
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Old 06-13-2020, 08:28 AM
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That's because no one likes Caroline, so it is always available. Ha!Ha!

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Perhaps this post should be on a forum for computer geniuses, but does anybody really understand the workings of the tee time booking system? The algorithm? Our group of 8 (all Priority members) keeps getting assigned the same courses at the same times week after week, regardless of the course preference ranking. It's almost as if the system is saying to itself, "I know these guys and think they really like Caroline, even though it's their last pick."

I love the convenience of the booking system, but am fascinated by it's logic -- or lack thereof.

solution: don't include "the same courses" in your request.
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Old 06-13-2020, 08:50 AM
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Sometimes you have to step away to see a solution. As others have said, leave Caroline off and add a couple more for good measure.

As far as why, if you are willing to play an unpopular course, you are going to. It's like Pelican on the exec side.
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Old 06-13-2020, 11:15 AM
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Are you leaving a large enough window for time of play? Are you requesting course over time? Leave Caroline out of the mix for awhile. There are plenty of other equally good courses available.
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Sometimes you have to step away to see a solution. As others have said, leave Caroline off and add a couple more for good measure.

As far as why, if you are willing to play an unpopular course, you are going to. It's like Pelican on the exec side.
Hey...I like Pelican
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Are you asking for a tee time based on time, or course? Put in your tee time range and select prioritize by course. That might help.
(And I agree... leave Caroline off the request. Everyone is right... no one wants to play Caroline).
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... no one wants to play Caroline).
Hmmm. Guess I’m the exception to the rule.
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Don’t know but I enjoy playing Caroline!
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Perhaps this post should be on a forum for computer geniuses, but does anybody really understand the workings of the tee time booking system? The algorithm? Our group of 8 (all Priority members) keeps getting assigned the same courses at the same times week after week, regardless of the course preference ranking. It's almost as if the system is saying to itself, "I know these guys and think they really like Caroline, even though it's their last pick."

I love the convenience of the booking system, but am fascinated by it's logic -- or lack thereof.
I think that course is the hardest 9 in TV
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I don't think there is even a close second.
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If you keep getting the same course, stop including it in your request.
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Old 06-14-2020, 05:57 AM
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I run a group and when I first started I called the tee time office and they explained a lot on how the system works. Things like including a guest, having a non-priority guy, high average points...all go to lowering your group in the pecking order. I also learned to use course over time, and pick a large window of time. Smaller groups get their chosen times better than large groups. My advice...call the tee time office and talk to them.
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Hard to say, but if it was me, I would try leaving Caroline off for a week and see what happens.
I agree.
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