World Handicap System™ - MASSGOLF

whs Club Authorization program

As part of the rollout of the World Handicap System (WHS) all Mass Golf Member Clubs are required to complete the WHS Club Authorization Program. At least one staff member or official from each club or facility will need to view a series of 4 online training videos. Following the education, a passing score on an exam will also be required to complete the WHS Authorization Program.



Looking to complete the USGA® World Handicap System Online Training Seminar? Click the video below to begin.


The USGA GHIN® team will conduct launch preparation and training webinars on the Admin Portal, Reporting and Golfer Products (mobile app, kiosk and This will be an opportunity for club administrators to become familiar with the products ahead of launch and ask any questions.

As you may know, par is now an integral component of the new Course Handicap™ calculation. Also, stroke index allocation (formally known as handicap stroke allocation) is an important part of determining “maximum hole score” (net double bogey) and “score for holes not played” (net par). We have been working to ensure this data is accurately entered for our Member Clubs. Feel free to review and verify this information is correct for all of your tee sets (via the GHIN mobile app, or your scoring kiosk) and please let us know if any corrections need to be made by contacting

*Important Note* Going forward, please also notify of any changes your facility intends to make to stroke index allocations so that we can update the GHIN system accordingly.


Recorded Club Trainings:

Helpful Step-By-Step Sheets:

Add Golfer

Club – Golfer Roster

Club – Manage Users

Club – Primary Account Management

Clubs Home Courses & Kiosk Set Up