The online application is available to a golf club that does not receive its handicap
computation assistance as a member club of an authorized golf association having
geographic jurisdiction in the area.
Please review the following before completing the online application. Does your golf club:
1.Meet the Definition of a "Golf Club?" (Section Golf Club
A "golf club" is an organization of at least ten individual members* that operates
under bylaws with committees (especially a handicap committee) to supervise golf
activities, provide peer review, and maintain the integrity of the USGA Handicap
Club Compliance Checklist,
Section 8-2m and
2. Have a Handicap Committee composed mostly of
members and chaired by a member? (Section 8-1). The chair must also reside within
a 50 mile radius of a Type 3 club or a 75 mile radius of a Type 2 club. A member
is defined as one who receives a Handicap Index from the club.
3. Have a club representative that has participated
in a USGA handicap System Seminar (whether conducted by the USGA or an authorized
golf association, or has completed the online seminar) including passing a test
exhibiting knowledge about the System?