SCGA Club Official Digest

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One Member, One Handicap Number

In the United States and/or if an Association is using the GHIN Service, Handicap ID/GHIN numbers, are like Social Security numbers, unique to each golfer. Even if someone takes a multi-year break from the game, their Handicap ID/GHIN number will be stored until the golfer decides to play again. Whether a golfer belongs to one club or five, in California or in another state, they must use the same Handicap ID/GHIN number for their respective club memberships. Golfers should always provide a new club with their existing Handicap ID/GHIN number along with their email address.

Members should NOT have a different Handicap ID/GHIN number at different clubs. If a golfer has been issued a new Handicap ID/GHIN number when they already have an existing number, please contact the SCGA as soon as possible so we can merge those files under one Handicap ID/GHIN number. The SCGA Member Services Department can be reached at 818-980-3630, ext 801 or membership@scga.org