Long Island Chapter

Rules & Handicap



Rules of Golf with Notes on Etiquette PDF (will open in a new window)


Golf Handicaps PDF (will open in a new window)


Leagues Etiquette & Conduct PDF (will open in a new window)

LPGA-Amateur Golf Association Long Island offers Rules, Etiquette and Handicap seminars each year. The documents above are discussed at these seminars.

If you are new to golf, reading these documents is not a substitute for attending the seminar.

Rules Questions or Issues, contact Sandra Hutchins, LPGA AGA LI Rules Chair at rules@lpgaamateurslongisland.com

For Handicap Questions or Issues, contact Roseann Bencivinni, LPGA AGA LI Handicap Chair at handicap@lpgaamateurslongisland.com

To SIGN UP to be a new member of the organization's GHIN club or to RENEW an existing membership please click the link below and follow the instructions:


Once you establish or renew a GHIN Handicap, You can post scores either on a computer or via a smart phone/device. 
The App  is the easiest way to post scores:
Download the MGA App (preferred as this is our Regional Golf Association and you can get local info here) or GHIN App.  

To post on a computer, go to www.ghin.com. You can either Log In to view your handicap record and post scores, or simply click on “Post Scores” on the menu. Enter your GHIN # and last name to post.

LPGA Amateur Golf Association (GN21):

NOTE: GN21 will be deactivated at the end of the 2019 Season. We strongly recommend all members move to the GHIN system.  You can sign up using the link above.

The GN21 handicap Service is free as part of your LPGA Amateur Golf Association Membership. 

To Activate or Reactivate (your account is deactivated if you haven’t posted scores in over a year), contact the Rules and Handicap Chair at rules@lpgaamateurslongisland.com

To post from a smart phone/device, download the LPGA Amateur Golf Association App.

When posting from a computer, you can only access the Handicap system through the Member Clubhouse. Please follow these steps:

  1. Go to https://lpgaamateurs.com click on LOGIN to Members Clubhouse located in the middle of the page.
  2. Once you have logged into the Member Clubhouse, click on the “My Handicap” tab on the left side of the screen.
  3. Click  the POST SCORE button.  This will take you to the GolfNet link where you can record your scores.

Golf Programs at Bethpage

You are invited to join the first annual LPGA Amateur League at Bethpage Golf Course! Each Friday the league will tee off between 4:00-5:00pm. Due to the PGA Championship, the season will be shortened to July 12th and will end August 16th. Ladies are invited to visit our newly renovated bar and grill for a glass of wine and sandwich afterwards.
$30 Greens Fee, $5 per person per motorized cart

Warm up before your round of golf on Fridays with a guided practice. The practice will be held from 3:00-4:-00 on Fridays from July 12 and will end on Aug 16 2019 (6 weeks). A golf professional will be on hand to answer any questions you have while you warm up.
$20 Each week includes range balls.

Starting in June we will be offering weekly Skills Classes for beginner/intermediate golfers on various subjects including the driver, chipping, pitching, sand, putting and more. These classes are perfect for beginner golfers or golfers who are unsure of themselves and would like a brush up on skills.
The classes will be held from 9am to 10am each Saturday starting June 15th.
$40 per class

The advanced classes will cover more advanced topics such as course management, mental training, tournament preparation and slightly more advanced skill sessions. This class is perfect for those who have been playing on the golf course for more than 1 year and can break 115. 
The classes will be held from 10am to 11am each Saturday starting June 15th.
$40 per class

Occasionally we will offer special events with guest appearances by LPGA Professionals, Guest speakers, special tournaments, golf trip packages and more.

We are pleased to consider you members of our special family here at Bethpage Golf Course. As a result, show your LPGA Am Association membership card and receive the following discounts:
15% off private lessons
10% off pro shop merchandise
$8 for a large bucket of range balls v.s. the $10 regular price