Idaho Golf Association To Join GHIN In 2008
October 15, 2007
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Far Hills, N.J. - The Idaho Golf Association will join the United States Golf Association's Golf Handicap and Information Network® (GHIN) in 2008, becoming the 62nd state and regional golf association to subscribe to the service. The IGA also becomes the third golf association to join GHIN in the past year (Toledo District Golf Association and Bermuda Golf Association).
"The Idaho Golf Association is looking forward to forming an alliance with GHIN for handicapping needs," said Georgia Hersh, the IGA's president. "We believe this will be a great partnership for our association."
The IGA currently serves some 60 member clubs and 10,050 individual members, but hopes to increase that number with what it believes is an expanded array of products.
"We are very happy to have the Idaho Golf Association become part of the GHIN service," said Steve Smyers, a USGA Executive Committee member and chairman of the GHIN Committee. "After it did an extensive review of its options in a very competitive marketplace, we think it speaks volumes about what GHIN has done in developing our products and services to assist and support golf associations and its member clubs and golfers. We know IGA will be very successful building their new member services centered around GHIN and will be able to better service the game of golf in Idaho."
Started in 1981 at the request of state and regional golf associations, GHIN is the largest handicap computational service in the world and provides a USGA Handicap Index® to more than 1.9 million members at 10,400 clubs through 61 golf associations covering 42 states, Puerto Rico and Bermuda. It is an optional offering for clubs that are affiliated with authorized golf associations that choose to use the service and meet he policies of the USGA Handicap System that allows all golfers to compete on a relatively equal basis and enjoy a fair game.