LPGA Amateurs Ontario - Golf Canada Membership for 2024 

To all Members in good standing who wish to carry a Golf Canada handicap 

For the second year in a row, we are pleased to be able to offer a discounted Golf Canada membership through our LPGA Amateurs Ontario Golf Group. 

Registration will be available for purchase between January 1st and October 31st in our Golf Genius portal at: 

Golf Canada Membership for LPGA Amateurs Group 

How it works: 

As a member of an LPGA Amateurs Ontario chapter, you can purchase a Golf Canada Membership through our golf group for the discounted rate of $49.00 payable through our registration portal. (Note that a public GC membership is $59.95 plus tax = $67.74) 

Your Golf Canada account provides :

  • an Official Handicap Index
  • the Golf Canada app for GPS yardages and more
  • incident Protection
  • travel discounts

The GC membership will be activated on April 1, 2024, and will remain active until March 31st of the following year.

This GC membership will allow you to post valid scores for rounds played between these dates to establish and maintain a valid handicap which will be required for many events and tournaments. 

  • You have to be an active member of LPGA Amateurs to participate in this program so renew, rejoin or join before you renew or purchase a GC membership. You must wait at least one day between renewing your LPGA Amateurs membership and purchasing your Golf Canada Membership in order for the golf genius portal to recognize you as an active LPGA Amateurs member. 
  • Dual members must select only ONE chapter that they want to handle their membership. 

  • Some Chapters have chosen to provide a further rebate to members purchasing their handicap account under that Chapter's Member Club, however this rebate will not be applied at the time of purchase.  Member must purchase the membership at the posted price.  Any discounts or rebates offered by a Chapter will be provided afterwards in a method determined by that Chapter.

Refunds: Refunds are not available.

  • Members who receive their GC membership through their private club do not participate in this program. 

IMPORTANT – For anyone who currently has a Golf Canada membership, please be aware that Golf Canada will send out renewal reminders in March. Please ignore these and only purchase through our portal.  If you renew directly through GC, you will pay full price, not our discounted price. There are no refunds or partial payments available. 



In the event that you missed the live webinar presented by LPGA Amateurs - GTA Chapter on March 16, 2023, the recording is below.

This webinar will give you an overview of the World Handicap System, walk you through the Golf Canada website and mobile app, and show you how to enter hole-by-hole scores, look up your course handicap and check the handicap of any opponent for match play.

2023-03-16 Handicap Webinar Recording



handicap index is a numerical measure of a golfer's potential that is used to enable players of varying abilities to compete against one another.  A handicap is intended to reflect a player's potential or "average best", not a player's overall average score; it is calculated based on the best 8 of the player's last 20 rounds, with a minimum of 5 rounds required before a handicap index is determined.

Your handicap index is the starting point.  Whenever you play competitively, you need to calculate both your and your opponent's course handicap, which will tell you what your handicap is for the course you are playing.  The easiest way to do this is to use the Course Handicap calculator in the Golf Canada App, which you can download from the Apple App Store or Google Play.


Suppose Sally has a handicap index of 17.9 and she is playing a match against Julie, who has a handicap index of 22.4.  They are playing at Lakeview Golf Course in Mississauga, both playing from the red tees.

Sally's course handicap for the red tees at Lakeview:  16
Julie's course handicap for the red tees at Lakeview:  20

So Sally will give Julie 4 strokes, which translates to 1 stroke on each of the 4 most difficult holes, handicap number 1 through 4.