World Handicap System/Launch 2020 - MASSGOLF

The GHIN team will conduct launch preparation and training webinars on Admin Portal, Reporting and Golfer Products (mobile app, kiosk and beginning Monday, November 11th. This will be an opportunity for staff members to become familiar with the products ahead of launch and ask any questions. In addition to training, updates will be provided on upcoming changes to the products.

Please Note, we are in the process of updating the Par section of the Course Rating program for all of our courses/tees with accurate data.  Some of the Pars that are currently showing in the GHIN app and on will be replaced with the correct information by March 1st.  Thank you for your patience as we work through this task!

Helpful Step-By-Step Sheets:

Add Golfer

Club – Golfer Roster

Club – Manage Users

Club – Primary Account Management

Clubs Home Courses & Kiosk Set Up

whs seminar dates

*Please email Mike Wice,, if wish to participate in any of the following WHS Seminars.

Session Description
FEB 5 Berkshire Hills CC
FEB 19 Cummaquid GC
MAR 11 Oak Hill CC

NOTE* As part of the rollout of WHS, all Clubs or Facilities will be required to complete the requirements of the WHS Club Authorization Program by June 30, 2020. At least one official from each Club or Facility will be required to attend a seminar and or complete an online learning tool. A passing score on the exam, following the education, will also be required to fulfill the requirements. 

whs Rules of handicapping

Effective January 2020


The handicapping authorities include: Golf Australia, the Council of National Golf Unions (CONGU) in Great Britain and Ireland, the European Golf Association (EGA), the South African Golf Association (SAGA), the Argentine Golf Association (AAG) and the USGA. They represent approximately 15 million golfers in 80 countries who currently maintain a golf handicap.

The World Handicap System has been a multi-year collaboration between The USGA and The R&A, as well as national and regional golf associations around the world to introduce one set of Rules of Handicapping, aimed to support modernizing, growing and improving accessibility of the sport.


For more information about the World Handicapping System, visit

If you would like to receive graphics and logos pertaining to the World Handicapping System for use in your member communications please email