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I Don’t Play to My Handicap

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?

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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Genger’s Notes- 3/15/17

IGA Volunteer Orientation Meeting, April 4, 2017

Interested in volunteering to work championships or junior golf competitions? Join us at the Spring IGA Volunteer Meeting:  April 4, BanBury Golf Course

Orientation:  9:00 a.m. to noon Lunch provided by the IGA Nine-hole, Stableford outing (1:00 tee-times)

Please confirm attendance to iga@theiga.org

IGA Annual District Meetings:

The Idaho Golf Association conducts Annual meetings, one in each or the three Districts.

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

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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Major Proposed Changes

“The proposed changes expected to have the most impact on the game and to be of most interest to golfers and those who follow the game. The 33 items covered on this page are organized into eight categories, and within each proposed change you will find the main reasons why the change is being proposed.

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March 1, 2017 Revision


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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2015 Volunteer of the Year

Jerry Higham-Idaho Falls,ID

Jerry Higham has been an actively involved individual in the golf community for years as a player and a junior golf parent. For seven years, Jerry was a junior golf coordinator for District III and was the face of the Idaho Junior Golf Tour for Idaho Falls and the surrounding areas.  

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2017 Junior Schedule all districts

Membership sign up opens January 1st, 2017.

Tournament Sign up available March 1st, 2017.

          2017 District 1 IGA Junior Schedule:            

Exact Start times for each will be posted here later this spring, please check back for start times.

(There will be no exceptions for late signups; all sign up deadlines will be 12pm 4 business days prior to the event so scoreboards and scorecards can be sent to the district coordinators in time for the event.  

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Find Us at the Boise Golf Show!


You can find the Idaho Golf Association at the Boise Golf & Travel Show this weekend! Enter our raffle to win a 2017 IGA membership,

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IGA Board of Directors Member, Josh Hagley

Get to know Josh…



Name: Josh Hagley
City of residence: Twin Falls, ID
Home Club: Jerome Country Club
Profession: Business Banking Officer
Volunteer and committee involvement: Tournament Committee (I haven’t been appointed to a committee yet.

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Genger’s Notes- 2/1/17

IGA Annual District Meetings:

The Idaho Golf Association conducts three Annual meetings, one in each District. All IGA members are encouraged to attend the meeting in their District. There will be reports on the business of the association and election of Board members.

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2017 IGA Spring Meetings

District 1
February 16, 2017
Crane Creek Country Club

District 2
March 9, 2017
Blue Lakes Country Club

District 3
March 16, 2017
Blackfoot Golf Course

The agenda for all three meetings will be as follows:

5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Handicap System Review (Club HDCP Committee Responsibilities)
6:00 – 6:30 p.m.

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Top 10’s of 2016

Some of our members have posted an astounding amount of rounds to their handicap this year. That’s why we want to share this information with the golfing community!

These numbers are based off of golfers that were active in the GHIN system as of December 14, 2016.

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Idaho Junior age division changes and Idaho Junior team requirement changes!

Parents and Juniors, a few changes for 2017 age requirements, deadlines and Idaho Junior Teams you need to be aware of for 2017.

Changing from last year, juniors will participate the summer tour schedule at their ages as of June 1st regardless of age changes during the summer. 

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New Local Rule Eliminates Penalty for Player Who Accidentally Causes Ball to Move on Putting Green


New Local Rule Eliminates Penalty for a Player Who Accidentally Causes a Ball to Move on the Putting Green

FAR HILLS, N.J. (Dec. 8, 2016) – The USGA and The R&A today announced the introduction of a new Local Rule that eliminates the penalty when a ball is accidentally moved on the putting green.

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