Confirming Your Current Handicap Index
With the summer months upon us and golf activities peaking, this column will serve as a reminder of the many ways you can confirm your current NCGA/USGA Handicap Index.
The easiest method is to register your e-mail address to receive a monthly eRevision. Imagine the convenience of your current Index, scoring record, recent Index history and latest NCGA news being sent to the e-mail address of your choice on the 1st of each month. If you are not one of the more than 91,000 NCGA members receiving this update, register your e-mail address via the NCGA website. And don’t worry; the NCGA will keep your e-mail address safe. We do not distribute our lists to outside parties.
Speaking of the NCGA website, the handicap look-up feature continues to rank as one of the most popular features drawing nearly 4,000 hits per week. From almost anywhere in the world you are just a couple of “clicks” away from your handicap and scoring information.
Suppose you are on the road the morning of the 1st without access to e-mail or the Internet, how can you find out what your new Index is? The NCGA has you covered.
Each posting computer at every Northern California golf course includes a Handicap look-up feature that displays the current Handicap Index of every NCGA member. And as most NCGA golf courses communicate with our handicap service (GHIN) in the early morning hours (ideally 5:00 – 7:00 a.m.), this information is typically available before the first golfers of the day begin their rounds.
Simply activate the “Guest CRS HCP Lookup” feature appearing on the score posting screen (third big green button down) and then select the “HDCP Lookup” button in the lower left.
At this point you can either enter your NCGA/GHIN number to discover your Index or perform a last name search to pinpoint your record. As an added bonus, once your current Handicap Index is displayed, a simple click on the “Crs HCP” button will compute your Course Handicap from each of the sets of tees at that golf course.
Your Handicap Index . . . you can leave home without it!
Guest CRS HCP Lookup