Assistant Manager, Course Rating & Handicap Administration

About the USGA: 


The USGA conducts the U.S. Open, U.S. Women’s Open and U.S. Senior Open, as well as 10 national amateur championships, two state team championships and international matches. Together with The R&A, the USGA governs the game worldwide, jointly administering the Rules of Golf, Rules of Amateur Status, Equipment Standards and World Amateur Golf Rankings. The USGA’s working jurisdiction comprises the United States, its territories and Mexico.

The USGA is a global leader in the development and support of sustainable golf course management practices. It serves as a primary steward for the game’s history and funds an ongoing “For the Good of the Game” charitable giving program. Additionally, the USGA’s Course Rating and Handicap systems are used on six continents in more than 50 countries.




Far Hills, NJ

Reports to: 

Manager, Course Rating & Handicapping

Position Summary: 


The Assistant Manager of Course Rating & Handicap Administration will train the general public, golf clubs and authorized golf association staff on the USGA Course Rating and Handicap Systems.  S/He will conduct seminars for club Handicap Chairpersons and other stakeholders in dynamic training environments. This includes providing guidance, education and support through email and phone calls to the Handicap Department customer base. The Assistant Manager will develop new and unique educational materials and solutions on the USGA Course Rating System and USGA Handicap System to adapt to each stakeholder - for golf associations, golf clubs, general golfing public, as well as other organizations. S/He will support the Course Rating Program (CRP) to all authorized golf associations – domestic and international.  


What You Can Expect 

  • Develop and update training and educational materials using innovative techniques for the USGA Course Rating System and the USGA Handicap System.
  • Travel approximately 25 days per year conducting educational seminars on the USGA Course Rating System and USGA Handicap System to golf associations, golf clubs, and other organizations.
  • Provide reporting and evaluate feedback regarding suggested improvements to the USGA Course Rating System and USGA Handicap System.
  • Assist with Course Rating Research and Course Rating Program (CRP) administration and enhancements.
  • Assist with the organization and administration of Handicapping and Course Rating Seminars, and Course Rating Calibration Seminars.
  • Assist with the organization and administration of the Handicap Procedure Committee meetings and the Course Rating Committee meetings as needed.
  • Handle written correspondence and phone calls on the USGA Course Rating System and the USGA Handicap System. Provide customer support for the Course Rating Software Program.
  • Assist with the revisions to “The USGA Course Rating System” manual and Guides and “The USGA Handicap System” manual in cooperation with other staff in the department, including the review of any related online content or materials.
  • Assist in the development of new ideas and services to improve the incorporation of the USGA Course Rating System and the USGA Handicap System.
  • Work closely with the Course Rating Committee, Handicap Committee, Handicap Procedure Committee, and the Handicap Research Team as directed.



What You Bring to the USGA 


  • Extensive working knowledge of golf, the USGA Course Rating System and USGA Handicap System, the golf industry, and state and/or regional golf associations.
  • Extensive knowledge of teaching/training tools and ability to develop effective training programs
  • Proven mathematical/statistical skills
  • Experience with public speaking
  • Excellent public speaking ability in both large and small group environments
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • College degree required


To Apply: 

Please click on the following link: Assistant Manager, Course Rating & Handicap Administration.

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