Local Benefits

Handicap Services for St. Louis Chapter

USGA Handicap Services

LPGA Amateurs St. Louis Chapter is pleased to offer the USGA GHIN Handicap Services as a benefit to our members. This is provided through the chapter’s partnership with the Metropolitan Amateurs Golf Association (MAGA). 

Our USGA GHIN Handicap Service is an optional service offered at cost to our active members who want to establish and maintain a handicap index. If you want to use this handicap service, you must be an active member of our chapter with a paid annual membership to the St. Louis Chapter of LPGA Amateur Golf Association.

Requirements for use of the St. Louis Chapter’s USGA GHIN Handicap Service:

  • Must be an active member through LPGA Amateurs with St. Louis Chapter designated as your club for the calendar year (January – December). 
  • An annual fee of $26 is required for the calendar year.
  • New members who joined LPGA Amateurs in the current calendar year with St. Louis Chapter designated as your club will need to complete the application process to use this service.
  • Active members who used this service in the prior calendar year must complete the application process and payment by March 15. If not completed by the deadline, you will be inactivated on March 20.
  • Active members who have renewed their LPGA Amateurs membership but do not have the St. Louis Chapter designated as their club will be ineligible to use this service and will be inactivated on March 20.
  • Inactive members who have not renewed their LPGA Amateurs membership for the current calendar year are ineligible to use this service and will be inactivated on March 20. 

Application process for the USGA GHIN Handicap Service offered by our Chapter:

  1. You must be an active member of LPGA Amateurs with St. Louis Chapter designated as your club for the calendar year.
  2. You must complete and submit an application for approval to use this service.
  3. If approved, a separate email with a link to pay the annual fee will be sent to you.
  4. If not approved, you did not meet the criteria of #1 above and will be notified by email.
  5. Once payment is received, you will be activated in our chapter’s handicap service for the calendar year. Email confirmation will be sent at activation.

Please click here to complete and submit an application for approval to use this service.

Any questions, please email Becky Balzraine, the Handicap Chair at becky.balzraine@gmail.com.

 

GolfNet Handicap Services

GolfNet Handicap Services is a third-party handicap service provider offered by LPGA Amateurs as a benefit for active members who wanted to establish and maintain a handicap index through their club. This handicap service was discontinued as an LPGA Amateurs membership benefit at the end of 2021. 

However, LPGA Amateur members who used GolfNet as their primary handicap service in 2021 and renewed their LPGA Amateurs membership for 2022 are allowed to continue using GolfNet Handicap Service through 2022. These members will be required to transition from GolfNet to a USGA GHIN Handicap Service provider for the 2023 golf season.

GolfNet is no longer being offered as a benefit to new members who join LPGA Amateurs in 2022. New members will need to join a USGA GHIN Handicap Service provider to establish and maintain a USGA GHIN Handicap index. 

The LPGA Amateurs St. Louis Chapter offers a USGA GHIN Handicap Service at cost to our active members through the Metropolitan Amateur Golf Association (MAGA). To learn about our handicap service and apply, please see USGA Handicap Service.

World Handicap System 2020 required all third-party Handicap Services to issue a unique USGA GHIN Handicap Number identifier to their member’s account at the start of January 2020. You can find this number under your existing GolfNet account. This is your unique USGA GHIN Handicap Number that will transition with you to the club of your choice in maintaining a USGA GHIN handicap index for life. 

Any questions, please email Becky Balzraine, the Handicap Chair at becky.balzraine@gmail.com.