A desktop version of Golden Records was first released in 2003 filling a need to offer a better solution for keeping records of archery scores than paper and spreadsheets.

The Online version was conceived in 2016 initially to synchronise data between the desktop versions.  The ability for clubs to allow users to submit their own scores which could be downloaded to the desktop was quickly added.

 By 2017 Golden Records Online had become a fully featured online archery records management system.  Since then the desktop and online versions have been developed side by side.