The 2018 golf season is officially here! Thursday, March 1st marks the beginning of the active handicap season in Kentucky. All rounds played in Kentucky (as of March 1st) are eligible to be posted for handicap purposes.
Anyone with an official KGA handicap has access to a wide variety of tools and resources designed to help you post your scores easily and manage your handicap. You can post your scores using one of the following ways:
– Navigate to GHIN.com and click on “Post A Score” funcion
– Download the KGA GHIN Mobile App, now available on the iPhone, iPad and Android. The KGA Mobile App allows you to post scores and view your handicap index right from your mobile phone. Search for GHIN in the Apple Store or Android Store.
How do I get a Handicap?
If you are a GHIN Handicap holder through a KGA member club, you are already a member of the association. If not, golfers can become a member of the KGA in one of the following ways:
– Join a KGA Green-Grass Club.
KGA Green-Grass Clubs are KGA golf clubs located at a specific golf course. A KGA Green-Grass Club can be a private, semi-private, public, or resort golf course. Contact the club directly to get started! If you are a member of a KGA Member Club and are a GHIN handicap holder. you already have a handicap.
– Join the KGA Online Eclub (click here)
An online KGA GHIN Handicap membership is available to all golfers throughout Kentucky who wish to take advantage of the benefits of belonging to the official golf association of Kentucky. The cost of a online KGA handicap is $28 per season (expires February 1st, 2019) and includes several member benefits.
I don’t really play in tournaments, why do I need an official USGA Handicap?
The broad appeal of golf is the unique and equitable handicapping system. The purpose of the USGA Handicap System is to make the game more enjoyable for golfers of all abilities. So whether you participate in tournaments or not, an official USGA handicap will allow you to see the improvements in your ability or compete more equitably with your playing partners.
Once you’ve joined a golf club and posted five adjusted gross scores you will be issued a USGA handicap once a revision date passes. To view a directory of courses offering handicap indexes just click here.
Who do I contact for more information about a handicap?
Please contact Sidney Overman, Director of Association Services for Golf House Kentucky, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (502) 243-8295.