World Handicap System As of Jan 2020, the six different handicap systems in use around the world were unified into a single World Handicap System. Now all handicap service providers use the same calculation method and the same course rating database.
LPGA Amateurs Cincinnati members wishing to create or maintain a handicap index can use GHINwhich is hosted through the Greater Cincinnati Golf Association (GCGA). Once you've created your account, just start posting your scores. As soon as you've posted at least 54 holes played--comprised of any combination of 9 or 18-hole rounds--you'll have a Handicap Index the very next day.
Important: You must be a current LPGA Amateurs Cincinnati member to create, transfer or renew a GHIN handicap account through the Greater Cincinnati Golf Association (GCGA).
GHIN-- The Chapter offers GHIN accounts through the Greater Cincinnati Golf Association (GCGA) and all GCGA membership benefits are included. To Create/Transfer/Renew your 2023 GHIN account online ($35), click here.
Notice: Posting season varies by state. Here in the Greater Cincinnati area, the season is Mar 15-Nov 14. We cannot post rounds played here during Dec, Jan, and Feb. However, many states allow year-round posting. If you plan to play elsewhere, check the USGA Handicap Active & Inactive Season Schedule.