Whether competing in an event at your club or in a VSGA One-Day event, participants must have a VSGA/USGA Handicap Index®. The purpose of the USGA Handicap System™ is to make the game of golf more enjoyable by enabling golfers of different abilities the chance to compete on an equal basis.

The VSGA uses GHIN®, a service of the USGA, to provide handicap services to its members and member clubs. Please note that Virginia observes a year-round posting season. Thus, a Handicap Index® will be revised on the first and 15th of each month throughout the year.