World Handicap System.  As of Jan 2020 the six different handicap systems in use around the world were unified into a single World Handicap System, and all handicap service providers use the same calculation method and the same course rating database.

Posting Season: While it varies by state, here in Oregon and Washington, the posting season is Mar 1-Nov 30--meaning we cannot post rounds played locally during Dec, Jan and Feb. However, many states allow year-round posting. If you're playing somewhere with a year-round active season, go ahead and post those rounds. Use this link to check USGA's Handicap Active & Inactive Season Schedule

Getting Started. LPGA Ams PDX members wishing to create/maintain a handicap index are invited, at their option, to join the Chapter's Oregon Golf Association (OGA) club to get a GHIN (Golf Handicap Index Network) account for an annual fee of $37. The fee includes a handicap account and ALL other benefits of OGA membership.

  • Only current LPGA Ams PDX members are eligible to join our OGA club. [To renew your association membership, visit the Member Clubhouse, and click Renew in your Profile section.]
  •  Once you've created your account, just start posting your scores (Post Score link below). As soon as you've posted at least 54 holes played--comprised of any combination of 9 or 18-hole rounds--you'll have a Handicap Index the very next day. 
  • If you have a handicap account at another golf club, and wish to transfer it our club, use the link below.

Use this link to Create/Transfer/Renew Account 

*Important Notice For Returning Golfnet users: The Golfnet Handicap service previously offered as part of your annual membership has been discontinued, effective Dec 31, 2022. If you wish to maintain a handicap in 2023, you will need to join the Chapter's GHIN/OGA club ($37 per year) or choose another option (e.g., another golf club or online provider) Email the Assn Handicap team with Qs.

Posting From A Computer

GHIN: Post Score 

Questions? Contact Handicap Manager Jeanne Biggerstaff.

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 This LPGA Ams dedicated GolfNet app is applicable only for returning 2021 members. All LPGA Ams member GolfNet accounts will close Dec 31 2022. (See *Important Notice above.)


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