Posting Scores via GHIN Mobile App
December 13, 2018
For those clubs that allow internet score posting, there is one additional score posting option via smartphone app. Both the Android and IOS operating systems are supported. Search "GHIN" to download the application available on Google Play or App Store.
The first time that you access the app, you will be asked to enter your GHIN number and last name. Future logins will recognize you and that you are an SCGA member. You can save favorite courses that you play frequently. The recent and search capacities work well:
Ratings appear to choose from after the relevant course is identified. Then, ready for input of the adjusted gross/ESC score:
How quickly will you receive a Handicap Index? First, everyone in the country is subject to a new calculation of the Handicap Index on the 1st and 15th of each month only. In order for a calculation to occur, five scores must be posted and in the database by midnight eastern time on each of those dates. As an SCGA member who has provided an email address, you will received your updated Handicap Index and Scoring Record via email on these two days each month through what the SCGA calls an eRevision.
How do I use my handicap? You start with your Handicap Index, which is a number taken to one decimal place. You convert it to a Course Handicap, based on the tees that you are playing for a particular round. The conversion involves some math and utilizes something called a Slope Rating, but you can use SCGA.org, golf course computers, the GHIN Mobile app. referenced earlier and other tools to do the conversion for you. The resulting Course Handicap is a whole number.
Is my handicap my average score? No, your Handicap Index focuses on your better scores (up to best 10 out of 20) and is more an indicator of your potential ability. Therefore you do not “play to your handicap” more than 20-25 percent of the time.
Other common questions regarding handicapping may be answered in the Handicap FAQ section of SCGA.org.
I noticed several times when I post a score for a 9-hole round, that the score doesn’t post. After I post it a second time, then it registers. Is that a glitch, or does the score only post after I complete another 9-hole round?
You need to have a link to the Android and iOS App stores in order to actually download the app.