Welcome TMLGC Members!
As your Handicap Committee Chairs we are here to help with any questions you may have about handicapping and/or posting scores.
Please feel free to grab us at the course before or after your round, shoot us an email, or give us a call!
Golf is a game of integrity, honesty and fairness.
It is incumbent upon each player to post all scores played under the Rules of Golf.
As part of the Oregon Golf Association (OGA) and the United States Golf Association (USGA), and in accordance with the Rules of Handicapping, TMLGC is expected to comply with the Rules of Handicapping by:
Ensuring the integrity of each Handicap Index
Verifying the acceptable scores are posted for handicap purposes and made available for review
Performing random score audits and reviewing member scoring records
Providing education concerning the Rules of Golf as they pertain to the Handicap System
March 1 through November 30 is the official score-posting season in our region. Members must post all rounds played during the score-posting season.
The game is a lot more fun when it's fair and the golfer has an understanding of her potential ability. Whether you are a seasoned golfer or one who just picked up a club, you’re bound to be asked the question: What’s your handicap? Handicaps are a unique feature of the game of golf. The Handicap System is the very best method for golfers to compete equitably on any course with others of differing abilities.
Things to know about posting your score
Post your scores to the USGA GHIN (Golf Handicap and Information Network).
You can download the free GHIN mobile app to easily post scores from your phone
Post scores hole-by-hole
Post scores the day you play - your handicap index updates daily
When adjusting your max scores for each hole, use the Net Double Bogey standard
The more your know . . .
Your Handicap Index takes your lowest 8 rounds from your last 20 scores. So, if you had a really bad round, it may not affect your Handicap Index.
The World Handicap System (WHS) took effect on January 1, 2020, unifying the six handicap systems that were used around the world into a single system that enables golfers of different ability to play and compete on a fair and equitable basis, in any format, on any course, anywhere around the world.