Obtaining a 2024 Golf Canada Membership from LPGA Amateurs

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.

Your Golf Canada membership provides: 

  • An Official Handicap Index 
  • The Golf Canada app for GPS yardages and more 
  • Incident Protection 
  • Travel and Hotel discounts   
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)


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.

  1. 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.
  2. Dual members must select only ONE chapter that they want to handle their membership.
  3. Some chapters are offering a gift card to go towards the GC membership for 2024. Please ask your chapter rep for this information, it will only be available after your registration for GC is confirmed.
  4. 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.

More Info about Handicapping - Golf Canada detailed below:

Golf Canada is the Authorized National body that is responsible for implementing and administering the Rules of Handicapping in Canada in co-operation with the provincial golf associations.

The purpose of the World Handicap System (WHS) is to make the game of golf more enjoyable for golfers by providing a consistent means of measuring one’s performance and progress and to enable golfers of differing abilities to compete, or play a casual round, with anyone else on a fair and equal basis.

Through the WHS, each golfer establishes a “Handicap Index” which is the measure of a player’s demonstrated ability on a course of standard playing difficulty.

The World Handicap System launched in Canada January 8th, 2020 and will feature the following:

  • Flexibility in formats of play, allowing both competitive and recreational rounds to count for handicap purposes and ensuring a golfer’s handicap is more reflective of potential ability.
  • A minimal number of scores needed to obtain a new handicap. The number of scores needed to establish a Handicap Index is 54 holes from any combination of 18-hole and 9-hole rounds.
  • A consistent handicap that is portable from tee to tee, course to course and country to country through worldwide use of the World Handicap System.
  • An average-based calculation of a handicap, taken from the best eight out of the last 20 Score Differentials and factoring in memory of previous demonstrated ability for better responsiveness and control.
  • A calculation that considers the impact that playing conditions (including course set up and weather conditions) might have on a player’s performance each day.
  • Daily handicap revisions, taking account of the course and weather conditions calculation.
  • A limit of Net Double Bogey on the maximum hole score (for handicapping purposes only). Net Double Bogey will replace the existing Equitable Stroke Control (ESC) procedure for determining the maximum hole score.
  • A maximum Handicap Index of 54.0, regardless of gender, to encourage more golfers to measure and track their performance to increase their enjoyment of the game.
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