USGA Handicap Services
The Golf Association of Philadelphia joins 73 state, regional and national associations in providing USGAâ€™s GHIN service to Member Clubs. More than 2.1 million golfers from more than 13,000 member clubs across the country have handicaps provided by the USGAâ€™s GHIN (Golf Handicap & Information Network) service. GAP/GHIN provides the following services:
- Computerized Handicap Service
- Internet score posting for Handicap purposes
- USGA Tournament Management Software (2017)
Scores are entered on a club-provided computer either by the golfer or batch entered by the Handicap Chairman. Scores can also be entered via the Internet if the club has authorized internet score posting.
Scores of a GHIN golfer who plays at another GHIN club can be entered into GHIN at the site and routed by the system back to the golferâ€™s home GHIN club.
Golfers may see their handicap record with all its detail, including USGA Handicap Index and Course Handicap. They may also view their "Trend" â€” the equivalent of a daily handicap.
A very important feature of GAPâ€™s Handicap Service is golfer inquiries. A GAP/GHIN club may obtain handicap information about any of the nearly 4.5 million golfers on the GHIN system. Verifying handicaps for member-guest and invitation tournaments is right at your fingertips.
Internet score posting for Handicap purposes
Although the USGA prefers users posting at their home club, as long as your club allows Internet posting, club members will be able to enter scores, to view their handicap and their 20 score history. If a golfer is a member of a club that allows it, scores can be posted directly to GHIN through www.ghin.com. The scores will immediately become part of the golferâ€™s scoring record and will be at the clubâ€™s handicap computer the next time it connects to the GHIN network.