Handicap Information

Handicap Information

To set-up a handicap and become a member of the NHGA you have two options.  

  1. Players may visit an NHGA member club to get a membership and automatically receive an NHGA handicap. For a full list of our member clubs, please click here  Member benefits and cost will vary by course so make sure you check with that facility for more information.
  2. Players can register on the NHGA website for a GHIN handicap and NHGA membership.  Online memberships are $50 and while a player will have an active GHIN handicap at one of five courses around the state, you will not be considered a full member of that course, however you will recieve all the benefits of being an NHGA member.  ONLINE MEMBERSHIP IS COMING SOON.

The Golf Handicap and Information Network (GHIN) is one of the world's largest handicap computation services. GHIN is provided through 71 state and regional golf associations to more than 12,400 clubs in 41 states comprising approximately 2 million golfers. The NHGA provides each member club with installation, training and tech support needed to run the GHIN Handicap Program

The NHGA does not charge its members clubs for junior golfers who maintain a handicap index with the GHIN program. The NHGA administers the GHIN system to over 100 member facilities throughout New Hampshire. In 2018, the NHGA will provide Handicap Indexes to more than 18,000 golfers on the GHIN system.

The National Revision Schedule mandates all golf clubs (domestic only) must revise on the 1st and the 15th of each month during the calendar year. Any non-member club of an authorized golf association must observe any inactive season established by the authorized golf association that has jurisdiction in its area. New Hampshire's active season runs from April 1 to October 31st.

The USGA Handicap System Manual Online

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GHIN Handicap Program™
The GHIN Handicap Program software provides for scores to be electronically routed from any club within the GHIN network