World Handicap System - CSGA Memo #9
This is the ninth in a series of weekly emails introducing CSGA golfers to the new World Handicap System (WHS) and GHIN Golfer products. Last week, we discussed the designation of a player's Home Club.
This week we shift gears a bit and move away from the many details of the WHS and discuss the more practical aspects of interacting with the new system. The many rules and features of the WHS are mostly automated within the system. The most important thing a golfer can do when using the system is to simply post scores in a timely manner. Golfers are strongly encourage to post their scores before midnight on each day they play.
Golfers may continue to post scores via the Score Entry Kiosk at their club or via GHIN.com but the majority of scores posted are done so using the GHIN Mobile App for Android and IOS devices. To install the latest app, search for GHIN Mobile App in the app store on your device and choose Get (or Install, Update).
Download and Login
Login to the GHIN Mobile App using your GHIN number and last name. Your GHIN number must be active at a club to use the app. If you do not know your GHIN number, please contact your club or the CSGA for assistance.
Course Handicap Calculator
The Course Handicap Calculator will allow you to choose a course and tee to view your Course Handicap for 18 or 9 holes. You may Select Golfers to add to your list of calculated course handicaps.
Hole by Hole Scoring
Choosing Post Score from the Home screen will allow you to post hole by hole scores. Posting scores in this manner simplifies the process of determining Net Double Bogey on any hole you may need to adjust your score for posting purposes.
You may track your stats, including Putts, Greens in Regulation, Fairways Hit and Missed Fairways.
Total Score Posting
You have the option to post scores by inputting the front and back 9 or 18 hole total. Don't forget to adjust any hole scores that are greater than Net Double Bogey.
Viewing your Stats includes several options for score history and playing statistics.
If you have any questions about the World Handicap System or the new GHIN golfer tools, please reach out to us via email.
Director, Member Services
Connecticut State Golf Association