Dayton, OH Chapter

GHIN service provides membership in the Miami Valley Golf Association and the Dayton District Women’s Golf Association (DDWGA), which makes you eligible to participate in their events and supports your local USGA regional golf association.  You will need to pay the current subscription fee of $25.  Click here to renew or register for a new one

GHIN allows you to post scores via the internet or the GHIN Mobile app.  Both allow you to review your scoring record or the scoring records of others within the GHIN system.  The app provides you with an electronic card with your Handicap index.

To establish a handicap, you need to post the minimum number (which is five) of 18-hole rounds.  Posting your golf scores into GHIN in Ohio begins March 15 and ends November 30.  If you play in other states such as Florida, you should post your scores anytime during the year.  Southern and most western states do not have seasonal posting and you should post your scores anytime you play there.

If you have questions, don’t hesitate to contact our Handicap POC Cheryl Davis.  Her email is

ESC Scoring:  Equitable Stroke Control (ESC) is a method of recording scores used to calculate a golf handicap. Its purpose is to avoid recording a very high score on an individual hole which might inflate the handicap calculation.  Equitable stroke control is a sliding scale system, based on the difficulty of the course and the current handicap of the golfer.  Below is the scale used to record "ESC" hole scores.  The left would be your course index and the right is the max you would record for the hole.

 <9:  Double Bogey
10.0 - 19.9:  7
20.0 - 29.9:  8
30.0 - 39.9:  9
40+:  10

LPGA Amateurs’ 2019 Flight Information
00.0 - 10.0 Championship Flight
10.1 – 17.0 First Flight
17.1 – 24.0 Second Flight
24.1 – 32.0 Third Flight
32.1 – 40.4 Fourth Flight