World Handicap System
The AWGA licenses the SBRMGA to issue certified USGA handicap indexes to our members. There are numerous requirements that must be met in order to maintain our status as a "certified club". One of those requirements states that the golf club must "require the posting of all scores made at home and away". Another requirement indicates that a "player's Handicap Index must be adjusted up or down (by Handicap Committee) if the player does not turn in all acceptable scores or otherwise does not observe the spirit of the USGA Handicap System.
The need for SBRMGA to monitor and to implement penalties when warranted is dictated by the AWGA in accordance with the USGA. Therefore, the SBRMGA Handicap Committee will perform random reviews as part of this monitoring process. If our Association was audited by the USGA and found NOT to have procedures in place to do these things, the SBRMGA could lose its license to issue USGA handicaps to our members. The AWGA office in Phoenix advises us that the USGA regularly audits 6-10 clubs in the state of Arizona per year.
POST THESE SCORES
Post all scores whenever you play, Home and Away. Remember on the SBRMGA league day, post your own score.
WHEN NOT TO POST
When you play in a competition limiting the number of types of clubs used, such as a three-club tournament, or when a majority of the holes are not played under the Rules of Golf--such as a Scramble or Scotch.
NEW World Handicap System Maximum Hole Score
Under WHS, your max score is dependent on the par rating of the hole AND any handicap strokes you may get on it. In other words, your course handicap must be known in order to know the strokes for a given hole.
The max score will be limited to a Net Double Bogey calculated as (Par + 2 + strokes).
Click the links below to access AGA or GHIN.
AGA (Click Here)
GHIN (Click Here)