CGA GHIN Handicap

CGA members find keeping track of their golf game isn’t a handicap.

MEMBERSHIP MEANS MORE at the Colorado Golf Association. The CGA wants to thank the 62,000 Colorado golfers who continue to recognize the value of joining their state golf association. Not to mention we want to thank the clubs, leagues and PGA Professionals for continuing to organize and stay active, despite all the change golfers have been through this year. As facilities see large numbers of golfers, this has meant a record number of golfers posting scores on the USGA GHIN system with more than 129,000 scores entered since posting began on March 15th.

In a golf season filled with change, 2020 brought with it the World Handicap System (WHS). Our 62,000+ members enjoy access to the only USGA certified, peer-reviewed handicap system on the market. With seven months complete, we’ve heard many reviews from golfers around the state:

  • “With the new GHIN Mobile app on my phone, I now understand net double bogey!”
  • “I love watching how my handicap changes from day to day.”
  • “The instant gratification of seeing how your scores show my improvement is so rewarding.”
  • “Being able to add friends and manage my playing partners in the app makes it fun for our group.”
  • “I look forward to being able to take my handicap everywhere, especially when we’re able to head overseas for my bucket-list trip to Scotland.”
  • “The course rating calculator has allowed me to remain competitive against my scratch friends. Especially when my friends want to all play from the tips!”
  • “The hole-by-hole scoring is so helpful and provides me with great analysis of my game and my season.”

The handicap system is a service offered by the USGA to golf associations worldwide. GHIN is one of the largest handicap management tools in the world, serving more than 2.3 million golfers and 15,000 golf clubs. Its services include the USGA Admin Portal for golfer management, score posting products for golfers and USGA Tournament Management. The CGA is the only licensed provider of this global scoring system.

The WHS brought with it an extra layer of responsibility for our 650+ leagues and clubs in Colorado. The USGA required a representative from all leagues to get certified on the rules of the system to manage their club handicap system. While this has certainly proved challenging in 2020, we have seen record participation from our clubs. We want to thank all the clubs and members for stepping up to the task to get certified.

If you have ever thought of starting your own golf club or league, the CGA can still get you organized and on your way. The CGA is launching new clubs with companies, recreation leagues, or just a group of friends. We would love to help you get started, as golfers in Colorado can post scores from March 15th through November 15th. Contact the CGA at [email protected] to get started.

This article was also featured in the August/September 2020 issue of Colorado AvidGolfer.

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