World Handicap System

A Handicap Index (GHIN) allows golfers of different skill levels to compete against each other on a level playing field.  To establish that index, 5 posted 18 hole scores are needed. After you have played more than 5 rounds, your GHIN will be based on your 8 best rounds out of 20.  As of January 1, 2020, the USGA abandoned the Equitable Stroke Control (ESC) system and instituted the World Handicap System.  Here are a few noted changes:

  1.  Fewer scores count towards your index.  Instead of 10 out of 20, the new system uses 8 out of 20.

  2. Your index is updated by midnight the day it’s posted.  So it is important to post the day of play.

  3. Net Double Bogey plus any handicap strokes received is the maximum allowable hole score for handicap purposes.  The procedure is typically applied after the round and before a score is posted.  For those that do not know, every hole is ranked from hardest (#1) to the easiest (#18) and is noted on the handicap row of all scorecards.  

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Net Double Bogey explainer

We expected all our Men’s Club members to post their scores properly.  Integrity is key to this game we all love, so do your part.  If you do have any further questions, not sure on how to post or accidentally posted a wrong score, please contact Todd Knight, Handicap Chairman at


Post your score here: