Are you ready to post a score in GHIN?
Click Here to post a score to the GHIN Handicap Service from GHIN.com. You may also download the GHIN Mobile App by searching in the Google Play Store or through the Apple Store for “GHIN Mobile”. Once the App is downloaded enter your GHIN Number and last name to post scores, calculate your Course Handicap and view your playing partners handicap.
What scores should I post?
Section 5 of the USGA Handicap Manual – Click Here
Fair handicapping depends upon full and accurate information regarding a player’s potential scoring ability as reflected by a complete scoring record.
To post a 9-hole score, the player must play 7 to 12 holes. To post an 18-hole score, the player must play at least 13 holes under the Rules of Golf.
What is Net-Double Bogey?
Net Double Bogey is the maximum allowable hole score for handicap purposes. The procedure is typically applied after the round and before a score is posted. However, when the format of play allows, or when playing a recreational round, you can pick up once you’ve reached your Net Double Bogey limit. Net Double Bogey prevents the occasional bad hole from impacting your Handicap Index too severely.
How is Net Double Bogey Calculated?
Net Double Bogey = Double Bogey +/- any handicap stroked received on a hole (minus applies to a plus-handicap player)
If you post hole-by-hole scores, the Net Double Bogey adjustment should be applied automatically.
When will I get a Handicap Index?
A minimum of 5 scores must be posted to receive your first handicap index. Revisions to handicaps are made on the 1st and 15th of the month so if you have 5 scores entered on this date you will receive an index. Handicaps are sent to members by email on this date every month. The email includes a score posted report.
Please note that your golf club oversees your scoring record and Handicap Index. If a mistake was made when posting online (i.e., duplicate score, incorrect score, wrong date, etc.), you must contact the person responsible for GHIN at your club; they are able to make this type of correction. If you have forgotten your GHIN Number, please call the LGA offices at 337-265-3938 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.