LPGA AMATEURS COLUMBUS CHAPTER HANDICAP COMMITTEE MANUAL
The purpose of the Handicap Committee is to ensure LPGA Amateurs Columbus maintains a solid reputation of integrity and good standing within the Central Ohio and LPGA Amateurs golfing communities. The roles and responsibilities for the Handicap Committee and Chapter Members responsibilities are described. Click HERE.
Notice to renewing handicap members: all GHIN accounts not renewed by February 15th will be deactivated.
All members of LPGA Amateurs Columbus are eligible to sign-up for a GHIN handicap provided for us through the Ohio Golf Association. Cost for a GHIN handicap for the coming year is $32.25. Here is what you will need to be prepared for the sign-up.
CLICK HERE to get started. This will take you to the LPGA Amateurs website to verify your membership and start the process. From the 2022 GHIN Handicap Signup screen click the Your Registration box on the left when you are ready to signup or renew your GHIN.
Members Handicap Links:
Click here to register for a new GHIN account, or to transfer / add an existing GHIN account to our Chapter.
Click here to post a score to your GHIN account.
Download the new GHIN mobile app for iPhone here, or for Android here.
Why Do I Need A Golf Handicap? A golf handicap makes it possible for fair competition between players of different ability whether it’s in competitive matches, a friendly wager between friends, or a skins game with money on the line just like the Pros! To put it simply, handicaps are equalizers.
If you get invited to play in a company or charity golf tournament, they will likely want to know your handicap in order to make the event fair for everyone. By having a handicap, you can be paired properly.
For any of you who plan on playing courses abroad, a handicap index may be required. There are many courses that will not let you have a tee time without a verifiable handicap.
Now many of you may be thinking, “But, I don’t play in tournaments so why should I establish a handicap”. Keeping a handicap is a great way to track your improvement throughout the season. As you improve, you can expect to see your handicap gradually go down. You can even use your handicap posting service to track your game statistics like number of putts, fairways hit in regulation, greens hit in regulation, etc. which will give you valuable information on areas where you might need to focus your learning and practice.
To learn more, go to the lpgaamateurs.com website and login to the Member Clubhouse. Select My Handicap and click on Learn About Handicap.