The USGA Handicap System is the method that best allows golfers of all abilities to compete on an equal basis on any given course. Your handicap index is figured according to a mathematical formula and is based on your score, as well as the length and difficulty of the course you play. Your handicap index reflects your playing potential because it is based on the best scores posted over a given number of rounds, ideally the best 10 scores of your last 20 rounds. However, you only need 5 scores to establish a handicap index.
How do I get a Handicap Index?
Is a Handicap Required?
EWGA provides a handicap service as a part of your membership. This is included with the EWGA Golf Net that is offered to every member affiliated with an EWGA Chapter. In order to use this service you must first activate your Golf Net account. You then must enter a minimum of 5 scores to establish your handicap.
As a member becomes more experienced in playing the game of golf, the EWGA encourages all members to obtain an official Handicap. All EWGA members affiliated with a Chapter have the opportunity to obtain an official handicap through the EWGA Golf Net System. Access to this system is included in Regular membership dues.
While you are not required to maintain a handicap index, handicaps will be required to participate in some chapter events. A handicap will also allow you to play in outside tournaments. Many clubs and private tournaments require them.
Go to http://www.ewga.com
Click 'Member Clubhouse'
Login and Click 'HANDICAP'
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