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Handicapping

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.  Whether competing in an event at your club or in a VSGA One-Day event, participants should have a Handicap Index®.

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.