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USGA GHIN Handicap Service

What Scores do I Post

Scores for every round must be posted on the day played. The premise of the USGA Handicap System states that every player will try to make the best score at each hole in every round, regardless of where the round is played, and that the player will post every acceptable round for peer review. For further information on acceptable scores visit

Adjusting Scores for Posting

If you have an established Handicap Index®, the maximum score for each hole played is limited to a net double bogey, equal to double bogey plus any handicap strokes you are entitled to receive based on your Course Handicap™. For example: A player with a Course Handicap of 15 receives one handicap stroke on holes with a stroke index of 1 through 15 on the scorecard. On a par 4 hole with a stroke index of 10, the player’s maximum hole score is 7. Double bogey (6) + 1 handicap stroke = 7.

For players posting scores initial scores to establish a Handicap Index, the maximum hole score is limited to par + 5. (Rule 3.1, Rules of Handicapping)

Posting Your Scores

Posting of scores must be done on the USGA GHIN Mobile app. 

GHIN Handicap Service

USGA'S Nationwide Handicap Index Service
$30 Annual Fee or $25 for Player Advantage Card holders

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