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Handicap News and Education

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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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Tournament Formats - Should I post?

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

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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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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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​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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