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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

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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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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Top 10’s of 2016

Wednesday, December 14th, 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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Nov. 15, 2016 Revision

Tuesday, November 15th, 2016

IGA Board of Director, application deadline:  December 31.

The IGA Board of Directors is comprised of 12 members, nine District Directors (three from each of the three IGA districts) and three At Large Directors. Board members serve three year terms and are elected by the membership at the Spring District meetings (a spring meeting is held in each district).

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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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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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GHIN App Currently Down

Monday, April 18th, 2016

GHIN mobile app has been temporarily suspended for use. We would encourage any golfers who use the mobile app to post scores via GHIN.com or m.ghin.com in the interim. Once this is up and running again we will notify you. Thank you for your patience. 

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Changes to Handicap System for 2016 Released

Monday, November 23rd, 2015

In tandem with the 2016 updates to the Rules of Golf, the United States Golf Association has announced revisions to the USGA Handicap System™

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Idaho Soon to View an Inactive Posting Season

Saturday, November 7th, 2015

Unfortunately it’s approaching the inactive posting season for courses in Idaho, and the surrounding member clubs. Beginning November 15, rounds played in Idaho are not acceptable for score posting purposes. Why you ask? See below to view the language directly from the handicap manual.

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