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Rules of Handicapping FAQs

Fundamentals of Handicapping

Q. How do I get a Handicap Index®?

A. To establish and maintain a Handicap Index, you must be a member of an authorized golf club. Below are three easy options:

  1. Simply click HERE to join a growing community of golfers in your area. Sign up is on the USGA website, but you’ll receive a membership with your local Allied Golf Association based on your location.
  2. Most golf courses, public and private, are authorized – so if there is a course you play often, reach out to them and they can likely set you up on the spot. Search for an authorized golf club by clicking HERE.
  3. Your Allied Golf Association can recommend clubs in your area. To find your local AGA, search HERE.

Finally, click HERE for an article that also addresses how to get a Handicap Index and some tips for when you’re first starting out.