Obtaining a 2023 Golf Canada Membership from LPGA Amateurs

Beginning in 2023, the Golf Canada Membership benefit has changed and will no longer be free of charge with your LPGA Amateurs membership.  Instead, the handicap benefit has changed to be available to any member at the discounted rate available through our LPGA Amateurs Ontario golf group.   

Your Golf Canada membership provides: 

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

The fee for the Golf Canada Memberships is $46.50, which is a $21 savings compared to directly purchasing a Golf Canada membership online at $67.74.  The Waterloo Chapters has chosen to provide a further rebate to their members via a $20 gift card, however this rebate will not be applied at the time of purchase, but rebated separately by the Chapter. Purchase your Golf Canada Membership before March 31, 2023.

As of January 2nd, you can purchase the Golf Canada Membership through our Golf Genius event portal. Click the link below to complete your purchase.


Note about purchasing: Members must have a current active LPGA Amateurs membership in order to access the Golf Genius event and to complete this purchase.  It will take 24 hours for your LPGA Amateurs membership renewal to be recognized in Golf Genius. 

Please note that all accounts will be activated as of April 1, 2023 and be valid until March 31, 2024, regardless of the date of purchase. No refunds are available. 

For more detail, please access Golf Canada Membership Benefits. Just make sure you purchase through the link above for the discounted rate.

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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