STEP 1 - Join the SCGA and get a GHIN number (you use this number to post scores from your rounds).
Lots of services offer a handicap, but only GHIN Number / Handicap ID is universally trusted by Southern California golfers for competitive purposes.
COMPETE - Access any tournament that requires a Handicap Index.
LEVEL THE PLAYING FIELD - Win competitions regardless of your skill level.
STEP 2 - Post three 18-hole scores (or six 9-hole scores) using the official USGA GHIN mobile app and your assigned GHIN number.
That's because a GHIN Number / Handicap ID requires membership in an association-certified golf club that guarantees oversight of indexes by fellow club members and a certified Handicap Chairman. This ensures golfers play and compete with a Handicap Index that accurately reflects his or her ability.
FIND GOLFING BUDDIES - Join a local SCGA golf club to play with others at your ability level.
CHARITY TOURNAMENTS - Play and compete for prizes.
STEP 3 - Within 24 hours your handicap will be calculated and updated in your app. Now go out and play!
WIN MONEY - Beat your friends and drive home with cash in your pocket.
*New Members Only. Offer not valid for individuals with an active GHIN number. Offer not valid for individuals renewing or reactivating a GHIN number that was previously active with the club offering the free trial. Pricing, free trial and discount applicable for SCGA Associate Memberships only. Your free trial is good for 60 days. Your membership will auto-renew on the date listed at checkout. You can cancel anytime before your renewal date to avoid any charges.