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SCGA Club Official Digest

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2018 Member Survey

The SCGA will be sending a survey later this week to it's entire membership. We hope you'll participate!

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USGA TM - Tournament Admin Made Easy

Let's face it; golf can already being a frustrating game. Don't let tournament management compound the worm burner you hit on the first tee. With USGA Tournament Management Club (TM Club) you get to focus on your game and spend less time worrying about tournament admin.

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Peer review – it’s everybody’s responsibility!

As one of the primary premises underlying the USGA Handicap System, let’s decypher peer review and how it affects our games.

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Getting Members to Post

What do you do if a member is failing to post scores after rounds?

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Allocating Handicap Strokes

Read more to find out everything you wanted to know and more on how Handicap Strokes should be allocated for your next competitive round of golf.

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Managing Your Roster: Rollover Explained

With the initiation of the SCGA Online Admin Portal and 12-month membership, the year-end membership renewal procedure has changed. These products and services were designed to make the renewal process easier for the individual responsible for that task.

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SCGA Featured Club - Good Time Golf Association

We went out and follow the members at Good Time Golf Association to see what their club was all about! Does your club do something fun and unique? Let us know...you could be our next featured club!

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USGA Club Compliance

The following Club Compliance Assessment will take approximately 15 minutes to complete. The assessment is not pass/fail, but rather an opportunity for you to utilize your knowledge of the USGA Handicap System with a situation that could arise at the club. Upon completing the education assessment, you will receive an email confirming completion as well as a summary your responses. We appreciate your efforts to have your member clubs complete this requirement no later than June 30, 2018.

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​What’s Does the “R” Next to My Index Mean?

The typical phone call to the Membership office starts with, “Why have I been restricted” or “My Handicap Index has been going up so why is my index lower than it has been or ever been?”.

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Club Event Photo Contest!

Send us a picture from your next tournament or event and you might win a Huntington Beach Putter from Cleveland!

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Competing from Different Sets of Tees

How do players compete equitably when they play from different sets of tees.

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Tournament Formats - Should I post?

Common tournament formats and whether or not you should post the scores.

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Tournament Formats and Allowances

Common tournament formats and an explanation of how your Handicap Index is used.

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Score-Posting Computer

Course score-posting computer not working as expected? We're here to help!

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SCGA Club Billing Platform and Portal

The SCGA Club Billing Platform is located at https://membership.scga.org/wp-login.php. Using this software will allow you to manage your SCGA club dues online. Click through to review our quick-start guide for a primer on how the system works!

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Membership Year-End Processing

With the initiation of the SCGA Online Admin Portal and 12-month membership, the year-end membership renewal procedure has changed. These products and services were designed to make the renewal process easier for the individual responsible for that task

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GHIN Tips and Changes

Here is your one-stop location for changes to the USGA Handicap System, GHP Online Club and more!

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Multi-Member Rebate Program

Good news! The SCGA offers a rebate program for golfers who are members of more than one SCGA club.

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Golf’s Great Equalizer

Golf can bring all kinds of feelings, from despair making someone want to quit the game to the euphoria from a great shot or round. For some, the thrill of competition is an essential element to heighten interest in the game. One can almost envision the heart rate of certain people speeding up over the thought of a six-foot putt to win a match.

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Keeping Your Scoring Record Accurate

Having an accurate scoring record is important in connection with the calculation and issuance of a Handicap Index®. Sometimes, a little assistance is needed, whether it is understanding why a number has gone up or down, fixing a mistake made while posting or needing to know what to do when you become injured.

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To Post Or Not To Post: Is That A Question?

What scores should you post? The simple answer...just about all of them!

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The (Handicap) Alphabet Soup

Just when you think you’ve got the Handicap System figured out, a letter appears next to your Handicap Index. What happened? Sometimes these letters are a function of an action taken by the club, other times they are a function of the Handicap System or the GHIN service. Here is what the letters mean.

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How Did I Do Last Year?

Golfers are often encouraged to look forward, forget about the past (especially really poor shots) and aspire to do better. Yet sometimes it helps to take a look back in order to take a step forward.

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Under The Radar Services

The SCGA provides an array of services in support of golf outside of the issuance of a Handicap Index, yet a few of these may not be in the limelight. Here are a few of the many behind-the-scenes handicap-related services...

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Mobile App Eases Verification

Many SCGA members are unsure of an easy means of having their Handicap Indexes confirmed, whether preparing for a golf trip, confirmation for a competition or even just making sure the right strokes are given or received during the weekly after-work gathering. While a number of capabilities to accomplish verification exist, a new feature on the GHIN Mobile App allows your smartphone to do the “heavy lifting” for you with just a few taps of your finger.

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The Truth Behind Those Tournament Scores

The USGA Handicap System™ looks at scores identified with a T, for Tournament, to see if outstanding performance exists. As part of the calculation at each revision, Section 10-3, Reduction of Handicap Index Based on Exceptional Tournament Scores, is automatically checked for.

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​GHP Online Club - (GHP Club)

Access GHP Online Club from any computer connected to the internet to perform scoring maintenance and to generate reports.

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Club Delegate Program

Formed in 1994, the SCGA Club Delegate program allows for a direct line of communication between the SCGA and its member clubs.

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SCGA Online Signup

Want to collect membership dues online? The SCGA offers a free service to it 1,400+ Member Clubs that will allow you to do just that!

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12-Month Membership

Official Announcement: As of March 1, 2017, the SCGA has implemented a 12-month membership. Read more to find out if this affects your club.

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