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:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.