The NJSGA provides WHS/GHIN Handicap service to over 200 public courses, private golf clubs and leagues throughout New Jersey.
Your WHS Handicap Index 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, a WHS/GHIN Handicap makes it happen for you!
On this page you will discover why and how an WHS/GHIN Handicap can enhance your golf experience.
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Calculation of Course Handicap & Playing Handicap
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
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.
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.