Handicapping

NJSGA's Golf Handicap Service

NJSGA's Golf Handicap Service

The NJSGA provides over 200 public courses, private golf clubs and leagues throughout New Jersey support for members maintain a Handicap Index (and GHIN #) through the World Handicap System (WHS) Rules of Handicapping.

The NJSGA provides the GHIN (Golf Handicap Information Network) service to member clubs for calculating member Handicap Indexes.

Each NJSGA member has a unique GHIN # (to track scores and maintain a Handicap Index. The Handicap Index through NJSGA Membership, enables a wide range of competitive golf opportunities. Whether it's to verify your entry into a local, state, or national championship, a club member guest, Monday outings or used in casual matches with friends - the active GHIN # and Handicap Index through the NJSGA makes it happen for you!

On this page you will discover why and how maintaining an active GHIN # and Handicap Index can enhance your golf experience.

  • Acceptable Scores

    Acceptable Scores

    An acceptable score for handicap purposes includes scores on all courses with a current Course Rating and Slope Rating made during an active season, both at home and away. Scores in both match play and stroke play –  including multi-ball or team competitions where players have not completed one or more holes or players are requested to pick up when out of contention on a hole. Scores from rounds of golf played under Covid 19 social distancing conditions are acceptable scores.

  • Playing Condition Calculation

    Playing Condition Calculation

    When there are days that the course plays much tougher or easier than it normally plays a Playing Condition Calculation may be factored into your handicap score. The calculation is performed once a day and there must have been at least 8 scores posted.

  • Daily Revisions

    Daily Revisions

    Handicaps update everday at midnight in the providing golfers with a more responsive and up to date Handicap Index. GOLFERS MUST REMEMBER TO POST AFTER THEY PLAY.

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