GHIN® Digital Profile For Golfers - MASSGOLF

GHIN Digital Profile FAQs

Table of Contents:

Why and when will golfers need to create a digital profile with a unique email address to log in to the GHIN mobile app and ghin.com?

How do golfers add an email address to their profile so that they can create a digital profile in January 2021?

How will golfers access the GHIN mobile app and ghin.com with their digital profile?

What happens if a golfer forgets their password?

If golfers share an email address (e.g. spouse/partner), can they create a digital profile and login with the same email address?

What if golfers do not provide an email address, how can they post a score?

Since golfers under the age of 13 cannot supply an email address, how can they have their scores posted?

Why and when will golfers need to create a digital profile with a unique email address to log in to the GHIN mobile app and ghin.com?

In order to improve data security and golfer privacy, golfers will need to create a digital profile to access the GHIN mobile app and ghin.com beginning in early January 2021. Users are required to have a unique email address to create a digital profile and access the GHIN mobile app and ghin.com.

How do golfers add an email address to their profile so that they can create a digital profile in January 2021?

Golfers can request that their Club Admin or local Association update their profile within the USGA® Admin Portal.

How will golfers access the GHIN mobile app and ghin.com with their digital profile?

When creating their digital profile, golfers will set a password for their account.  A golfer will then log in to the GHIN Mobile App and ghin.com with their email address or GHIN # and the password they created.

What happens if a golfer forgets their password?

There will be a “Forgot Login Information” link on the GHIN mobile app and ghin.com login page.  The golfer will just need to supply their GHIN Number or email address and a reset password email will be sent to their email address on file.  Additionally, within the Admin Portal, there will be a “Reset Password” button within the golfer profile that will trigger a reset password email to the golfer.

If golfers share an email address (e.g. spouse/partner), can they create a digital profile and login with the same email address?

No, only one digital profile can be tied to one unique email address. The first person to setup a digital profile will “claim” that email address. Another email address must be provided for the other golfer.

What if golfers do not provide an email address, how can they post a score?

If golfers do not provide an email address, they will not be able to create a digital profile and log in to the GHIN Mobile App or ghin.com. They will be able to access a Club Kiosk or have a Club Admin post a score on their behalf.

Since golfers under the age of 13 cannot supply an email address, how can they have their scores posted?

A minor will need to be tied to a guardian’s account within the USGA Admin Portal.  In January 2021, the guardian will see a “Change Golfer” link when logging in to the GHIN Mobile App and ghin.com. Here the guardian can change who they are posting scores for.  A Club Admin can also post a score on behalf of a minor via the USGA Admin Portal.