The USGA Handicap System™ enables golfers of all skill levels to compete on an equitable basis. This section of the site will help golfers understand why having a USGA Handicap Index® is important and provides some necessary resources to handicap chairmen. There are links to "The USGA Handicap System" manual, the USGA's handicapping equivalent of "The Rules of Golf", Course Handicap™ calculator to allow players to convert their Handicap Index to the Course Handicap for any course that has been properly rate, and to relevant websites for club officials. The current version of the USGA Handicap System went into effect on Jan. 1, 2016, and the next revision will take effect on Jan. 1, 2020.
The USGA Handicap System™ enables golfers of all skill levels to compete on an equitable basis. CLICK HERE to visit the USGA Handicapping website to view all of the information necessary for golfers, golf clubs and golf associations.
CLICK HERE to use the course handicap calculator which allows you to convert a Handicap Index to the Course Handicap for any course that has been properly rated.
CLICK HERE to visit GHP Online Club. This website is for Handicap Chairmen only. You will need your association and club numbers and password to access your club's information.
The IGN is a non-profit corporation developed by the IAGA Network Committee which is operated by golf associations throughout the U.S. for the sole purpose of providing their members with the ability to post anywhere they play. Currently, over 2 million golfers are represented.
If you are interested in starting a golf club or you are a current Handicap Committee chairman who needs assistance in maintaining handicaps for your club, please contact:
CGA - Gerry Brown - 303.366.4653 ext. 103 or email