GET BETTER - Measure your skill level and progress.
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 a 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 current skill level.
STEP 2 - Post five 18-hole scores (or 10 9-hole scores) at scga.org (or use the GHIN mobile app) using your assigned GHIN number.
That's because a GHIN Number 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.
STEP 3 - On the 1st and 15th of every month, you'll receive an updated Handicap Index by email from the SCGA (calculated from your posted rounds).
CHARITY TOURNAMENTS - Play and compete for prizes.
WIN MONEY - Beat your friends and drive home with cash in your pocket.