Why Red Lenses?
NexGolf is a great app for golfers in Finland. However, I believe it is missing some simple functionality. This site hopes to resolve these issues. Read more.
Add your tee time reservations to a calendar of your choice.
Use feeds for notifications or tweets.
See your friends bookings too so you never miss out.
Calendar, feeds, notifications. Automatically!
NexGolf is great for recording your golf scores and it is a super handy way of booking tee-times and telling the caddie master that you are there. One feature I felt was missing was the ability to add your upcoming rounds to your calendar.
I realize that these events may well only be occurring within the coming week, however with busy schedules and events & happenings from various sources I really wanted to add my upcoming rounds into a common calendar.
NexGolf, of course, provides your booking information and scoring history when you are logged in. At this time there is no way to directly retrieve this information and utilize the data but I have found some sort of workaround.
The data that the pages return are in a manageable format, so if you can emulate the login, it is possible to manipulate the data into formats that
.rss files that can be utilized by calendar apps, IFTTT and feed readers.
Add event & scorecard links to your desired service and you have Nexgolf events straight into your calendar & your golf scores tweeted automatically!@ULKO7T7
How do I get this data?
To be able to retrieve the required information, you require an authentication token. You can log in through the form above and get your links directly.
How to use this data?
You can test your links by trying them directly into a browser's address bar. The calendar should try to force a download if you have valid credentials.
RSS files should be visible in the browser also in unformated XML. If you wish to debug, you can append the URLs with
&debug - this should render HTML to the browser.
Add events to calendar
If you have been through the link generation & testing process then the final step is to add your
.ics link to your calendar. Here is a quick instruction on how to do this with Google calendar.
Tweet your NexGolf scores automatically
.rss code allows you to do almost anything with your latest scores posted to NexGolf. In this example, I’ve linked this file with IFTTT to automate the retrieval of the file & subsequent automatic posting to Twitter. You will need
I'm not going to go into the ins and outs of creating an IFTTT account, but if you an account created & it is linked to Twitter then you create a new applet:
- IF (this) > New feed item
.rssURL you have just created
- THEN (that) > Post a tweet
- Your tweet text should be
- Your tweet text should be
Get notifications of new bookings
Similar to the
scorecard.rss you can use
buddies.rss to get the lastest bookings that your friends have made. You could use set up IFTTT again with Fa messenger app such as Facebook or Telegram. Steps very similar to above just make sure you use the correct
This is an unofficial way of accessing your own information. It may break at any time. The previous disclaimers also stands however in additional using this method your user name & password are actually being sent to my servers. I am not collecting or storing this information. Your session token genrated through log in is visible in the URL, however querying this information doesn't provide any personal details such as credit card information etc.