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How Do I Establish a Handicap Index?

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

I am new to the whole handicap thing, and I am just trying to figure out where to start!

 

In order to establish a handicap index, you must join what the USGA calls a club. What does that mean? Take a look at the following courses you can join, and that will get you started in the right direction: click here. ...Read More







I Don’t Play to My Handicap

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

We often hear players make the statement “I don’t play to my handicap, why is my index so low?”. The USGA explains why:

“Recognize that your worst scores are not truly utilized in the calculation of a Handicap Index; only the best 10 scores are utilized and the worst 10 are disregarded, then the best 10 are averaged.

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Why Does My Handicap Index Appear As NH?

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

Why does my handicap index appear as NH? I paid my 2017 dues and I’ve had a handicap for years! Are all of my scores deleted?

Don’t worry! Your scoring history is still there.

For most of you that maintain your handicap a public club (and select private clubs), your handicap usually expires no later than February 28th.

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Get to Know Caleb Cox- Administrator, Handicapping & Course Rating

Tuesday, March 14th, 2017
iPhone GHIN mobile app update

Caleb Cox came to the Idaho Golf Association from Hillcrest Country Club where he served as an Assistant Golf Professional. 

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March 1, 2017 Revision

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

The Idaho Golf Association conducts Annual meetings, one in each or the three Districts. All IGA members are encouraged to attend the meeting in their District.

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Remembering Dr. Richard Stroud

Tuesday, November 15th, 2016

On November 5, 2016, one of the game’s most influential and accomplished volunteers passed away at his home in Eagle, ID at the age of 80. Stroud served on the USGA Executive Committee from 1977 to 1979, but his legacy is in the area of handicapping and course rating.

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IGA Member Clubs Viewing Inactive Season

Friday, November 4th, 2016

We can’t believe that time of year is already here!  November 14, 2016 is the last day to record a score to your handicap if you play a round of golf at any IGA member club. Keep in mind, that if you travel to an area viewing an active season, you must post that score.

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IGA Versus USGA Membership

Tuesday, November 1st, 2016

A couple of times a year, we receive phone calls about membership options. There are two memberships that often get mixed up. That’s a membership to the United States Golf Association and a membership to a State or Regional Golf Association.

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What Does Our Membership Look Like?

Thursday, October 13th, 2016

As of the October 1, 2016 handicap revision, here is what we know about the current Idaho Golf Association membership:

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Didn’t finish a hole? Still post your score!

Friday, April 22nd, 2016

Didn’t finish a hole? Still post your score!

If you begin a hole (make any stroke or strokes) and do not finish it, section 4 of the handicap manual allows us to apply the idea of “most likely score” to a hole that we may not finish on the golf course

 

Example 1 – Conceded Putts:

In match play you have a 25 foot putt up a large slope remaining for a birdie, your opponent has just holed out for a bogey and concedes your birdie putt.

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