How do I establish a Handicap Index?

Step 1: Have your GHIN # handy.

Step 2: Post three 18-hole rounds or six 9-hole rounds.

Step 3: Your Handicap will be calculated early the morning after you post a score once you have reached the Step 2 thresholds.

Posting Scores

3 Easy Ways to Post Scores:

1. Posting on

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2. Posting on the USGA's GHIN App

The GHIN app is a fast, easy and effective way to post your scores.

Get it on Google Play

3. Posting on the local course computer

Nearly all SoCal courses have a computer that SCGA members can use to post scores after your round. Use the touch screen monitor and follow the prompts to post your score.

Handicap Related Resources

Handicap FAQs

How often are Handicap Index values revised/updated?
How many scores does it take to establish a Handicap Index?
I just joined a club and have 18-hole scores in my scoring record but my handicap shows NH. Why?
I didn’t get my latest Handicap Index Update the morning after posting a score. What do I do?
I have an incorrect score in my record. How do I fix it?
How is a Handicap Index calculated?
I was asked what my Course Handicap is; How do I figure my Course Handicap and what is this concept?
For posting scores for handicap purposes, what is an Adjusted Gross Score?
Which value do I use for posting purposes or determining my Course Handicap?
Am I required to login in order to post a score?
If I look up my scoring record, it seems that it does not include my recently posted scores. Why?
What is the Low Handicap Index (Low H.I.) and how is it calculated?
Am I required to be a part of a golf club in order to obtain a Handicap Index?
How do I get my SCGA membership card?