Northern New Jersey Chapter

Register for your Handicap

Spring is around the corner and that means golf season is coming. Among other things, maybe it’s time to get a handicap. A handicap is one way to keep track of your progress, and there might be an event you want to play in that requires a handicap.

Our LPGA Amateurs Northern New Jersey Chapter offers two options for obtaining a handicap: GolfNet or GHIN (Golf Handicap Information Network).

IMPORTANT:  The only requirement to activate your GHIN handicap is that you must be an ACTIVE MEMBER of the Northern New Jersey Chapter of the LPGA Amateurs. Please click here and log into the Member Clubhouse to renew your membership for 2021.

  • GolfNet is included with your LPGA Amateur membership. GolfNet is good for all LPGA Amateurs events, but you might need GHIN for state tournaments. To obtain a handicap through GolfNet, contact Handicap Chair Sue Stager.  She will activate your account and provide you with the info you need to begin posting your scores.
  • GHIN is a service offered by the USGA to regional golf associations, such as the New Jersey State Golf Association (NJSGA). LPGA Amateurs Northern New Jersey Members can obtain or renew GHIN through our chapter. Having GHIN will register you with the NJSGA, making you eligible to participate in NJSGA tournaments and events.* The cost for this service is $31. 

Northern NJ Chapter Members: To obtain, renew or transfer a GHIN account, REGISTER HERE

First Time GHIN Number
Members receiving a GHIN Number for the first time will receive a confirmation email identifying the GHIN Number from our Handicap Chair when the number has been activated.  Once active you will be able to set up/access your account on or on the GHIN mobile app.

Renewing or Transferring GHIN Number

Members who are renewing or transferring their existing GHIN Number can expect to be activated within 48 hours from submitting the registration form.


NJSGA membership offers more benefits besides playing in state tournaments. Check out their website at 


In 2020 an all new GHIN Mobile app was introduced; make sure you have the latest app. 
For your security, a new way to log in to was also introduced. Create a digital profile ( to log in. The process is simple but if you have any questions please contact Sue Stager, Handicap Chair.