Handicapping

Handicaps are a unique and integral part of the game of golf. The United States (USGA) Handicap System enables golfers of all skill levels to compete on an equitable basis.

Today, handicapping remains Mass Golf’s most visible and widely used service with more than 87,000 Bay State golfers utilizing the Mass Golf Handicap Service through the USGA’s GHIN computation service. Mass Golf works directly with its Member Clubs to help issue handicaps directly to individual golfers.

Do you need a GHIN Number?

If you are looking to establish an official Mass Golf/USGA GHIN Handicap Index, you have two options available to you which will allow you to obtain a GHIN # with a local club for the upcoming season.

  1. You can contact any course in your area (public, municipal, semi-private, etc) and ask them to set up a handicap for the season. Once you do that, you can start posting scores on your My Mass Golf Home page and take advantage of the many benefits offered by Mass Golf.
  2. You can obtain one online via the Members Now! program.

Once you obtain a GHIN #, you can start posting scores and taking advantage of all of our Mass Golf member benefits. Your membership includes a complimentary subscriptions to the quarterly and award-winning MassGolfer Magazine as well as email updates on the 1st and 15th of each month. Members are also eligible to participate in Mass Golf Member Days and Mass Golf Championships (where eliigible).

Do you have a GHIN Number?

If you are looking to renew your Mass Golf/USGA GHIN Handicap Index, you can do so through any of the Mass Golf Member Clubs. Once they reactivate your existing handicap index and then they transmit that data to the GHIN system (which they do on the 1st and 15th of each month), you can start posting scores online.

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