How to View Course Handicap on Player's Club Account and through the App?
Online Option 1: Go to Handicap Tab → Course Tab → Will default to Home Course, click "New Course" to find an away course handicap → Press "Select" → enter course name/location → Click the button on the left of the course name → Press "Calc" and your course handicap will be displayed based on your current index, for all available tees Online Option 2: Go to Course Tab → Directory Tab → Search Course Name → Press Info and the Course Information Such as the Rating, Slope, and Handicap Calculator Will be Displayed
How to Find Another Person's Handicap Online or on the Indiana Golf App?
Online: Go to Handicap Tab → Lookup Tab → Type in Name and Press "Find Friend" → Click on "Handicap" OR Go to Handicap Tab → Lookup Tab → Type in Name and Press "Find Friend" → Press "Add to Friends List" → Press Save → Under the "Friends Tab", the Name and Handicap will be Displayed Mobile App: Go to Side Bar → Handicap Tab → Search Your Name → Click Name and Handicap Index will be Displayed (Notes: Must search by Full Name ex: John Smith)
How to Edit Profile with Contact Info, Including Email and Mailing Address?
Change Profile Picture → Click More Tab→ Press "Profile" in Dropdown Menu → Press "Add Photo" → Choose File → Upload
Change Info → Click Name on Top Right Corner → Settings Tab → Press "Edit" to Change Contact Information which Includes Email Address, Physical Address, Phone Number, Etc. Top Of Page: Click Here
What Exactly is a Handicap?
A Handicap is a numerical measure of a gofer's potential playing ability based on the Teesplayed for a given course. It is used to calculate a net score from the number of strokes actually played during a competition, thus allowing players of different proficiency to play against each other on somewhat equal terms. The higher the handicap of a player, the poorer the player is relative to those with lower handicaps. Top Of Page: Click Here
What is the Difference Between Online Handicaps & "Official" Handicaps?
An Official USGA Handicap is the only handicap endorsed by the USGA and it is required to play in any USGA sanctioned tournaments. Many times course tournaments also require an official handicap in order to participate in their tournaments. Top Of Page: Click Here
How is my Handicap Determined?
Once you have joined Indiana Golf, you will need to post at least 3 adjusted gross scores to obtain an initial Handicap Index (see Rule 5.2 Calculation of a Handicap Index). You can post scores online or via the Indiana Golf App Top Of Page: Click Here
Where Can I Find Out More About the World Handicap System?
Complete details about the USGA Handicapping system are available online on the USGA website Top Of Page: Click Here
Due to the new World Handicap System, revisions are run daily throughout the year.
Our inactive season begins November 15, 2020, and goes through February 29th, 2021. Please note that Thursday, November 14, 2020, is the last day a round played in Indiana can be posted for the 2019 Active Golf Season.
A Bogey Golfer is one with a Course Handicap of 20 (24). He (she) can hit tee shots an average of 200 (150) yards and can reach a 370 (280)-yard hole in two shots. Top Of Page: Click Here
What is a Scratch Golfer?
A scratch golfer can play to a Course Handicap of zero on any and all rated golf course. He (she) can hit tee shots an average of 250 (210) yards and reach a 470 (400)-yard hole in two shots. Top Of Page: Click Here
What is Blue Golf?
Blue Golf is a complete golf management program used by Indiana Golf since 2007.
With the launch of the new World Handicap System, all Indiana Golf Members received a new Member Number. This was a change that had to be put into effect during the transition. Top Of Page:Click Here
What are the Different Types of Scores?
Within the United States, Scores will be identified with the letter designations below. These can be used to help identify the format of play, where a round was played and other details about the round. H = Home (should be used for a score where a golfer is an active member)
A = Away
C = Competition
N = Combined 9-hole
P = Penalty
E = Exceptional (will be an attribute of score type)
There is no restriction on 9-hole scores being posted as competition scores.
For the purpose of handicap review, clubs are encouraged to post certain scores as competition scores. Although competition scores alone do not have a direct impact on the calculation of the Handicap Index of a player, they may be used as part of a handicap review to indicate the player's demonstrated ability in competition rounds versus general play.
A competition score is a score made in a competition organized and conducted by a Committee in charge of the competition. The competition must identify a winner(s) based on a stipulated round(s) and must be played under the Rules of Golf. The competition can be match play or stroke play. Examples of scores made at the club level that should be designated as competition scores include club championships (stroke or match play) and member-guest competitions.
I am playing in an event in a different state and they need proof of my handicap. What should I provide?
With the change to the World Handicap System, all Indiana Golf Members have received a new Indiana Golf Number which is also your new World Handicap System (WHS) number. When playing in an event in a different state you will be able to give the course your Indiana Golf Number to verify your Handicap Index. The course can verify your Handicap Index through our Handicap Lookup feature on our website: Click Here Top Of Page:Click Here