"What's your handicap?"
Other than "Is that good?", that's probably one of the most frequently asked questions in golf. How to get a USGA golf handicap, however, is a question that a lot of golfers want the answer to but are too afraid to ask. We're here to help answer your questions
Do I need to be a member of a club to keep a USGA handicap index?
If you want a USGA Handicap Index, you have to maintain a handicap by joining a golf club. That doesn't mean you have to join a country club. That means you have to join a USGA approved golf organization or club, meaning, for example, it could be a state golf association or a group at a local municipal course. Your handicap index is portable, meaning you don't have to play at the same place over and over to keep it.
Can I get and maintain a handicap online?
You can purchase and maintain a handicap online. Depending on your handicap service, you can enter scores online or through a mobile app and get statistics, analysis and a printable USGA card to certify your handicap for leagues and tournaments.
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