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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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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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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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Why do YOU need a USGA Handicap index through the IGA?

Thursday, February 12th, 2015

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Why do YOU need a USGA Handicap index through the IGA?

A handicap provides a unique scoring system that levels the field for players of different abilities by “giving strokes” to the more inexperienced golfer. Without it, it wouldn’t be much fun for the rookie golfer to go up against more experienced players.

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Did You Know…

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014


Your individual Idaho Golf Association member-benefits include the following:


USGA Handicap Index through USGA GHIN System. 24 Handicap revisions (updated the 1st and 15th of every month) resulting in the most up-to-date and accurate handicap indexes. Receive Handicap Index Report and i-Links Newsletter via email. ...Read More

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