Handicap and Score Posting Policy for EWGA Orange County
EWGA Orange County Handicap Committee
The Handicap Committee is chartered to foster the development of new players as they establish a golf handicap and to promote
and maintain the integrity of all members’ handicaps. The role of the Handicap Committee is to assure that member handicaps are
accurate, provide handicap education, assist new members with obtaining a handicap, and provide handicap verification. Your
Handicap Committee is here to help you.
The Handicap Committee responsibilities include:
Seeing that all acceptable scores are posted per the USGA Handicap System
Ensure that all rounds posted were played according to the rules of golf
Perform checks of scoring records to assure that rounds are reflective of the member’s playing ability
Assist members with any corrections or edits of their scoring records
Be prepared to adjust a member’s handicap when appropriate
Maintain the integrity of members’ handicaps
Follow the principles of the Rules of Golf and the USGA Handicap System
Post all acceptable rounds, including 9 hole scores at home and away
Scores are to be posted before the next Index Revision Cycle (see below)
Most Likely Score is recorded for holes not finished (e.g. picked up in match play); no limit to number of unfinished holes in a
For posting purposes, Equitable Stroke Control (ESC) is used when a player reaches their maximum allowance on a hole.
Equitable Stroke Control Table, 18-holes
Course Handicap: Maximum Number to be posted on ant hole:
9 or less Double Bogey
10 – 19 7
20 - 29 8
30 - 39 9
40 or more 10
What is an Acceptable Score?
If 13 or more holes are played in an 18 hole round
If 7 to 12 holes are played for a 9 hole round [GHIN system will combine two 9 holes]
Match play, stroke play, and team competitions
If a player is requested to pick up when out of contention, including team competitions
If a player is disqualified from a competition but has an acceptable score, it must be posted
Acceptable Posting Methods:
Posting scores immediately following the round at the course is the preferred method of posting. All acceptable scores should be
posted by the member before the end of the Index Revision Cycle. The Index Revision Cycles end on the 14th day of the month and
the last day of the month, at 8:00pm. For an event that is held on the 14th or the last day of the month, the member is expected to
post that score by 8:00pm that day.
Members can post using any of these available methods.
Posting computer at any USGA/ SCGA golf course utilizing GHIN
Directly by the player on the SCGA.org, GHIN.com, EWGA website, or WSCGA website
Return a signed scorecard to the Handicap Chair or Tournament Committee for posting (i.e. any Tournament Round)
Handicap Committee Members:
Judy Hoyt, Handicap Chair (USGA Handicap Certified); email@example.com
Linda (Nicki) Nichols, Education Director, Handicap Com. Member, (USGA Handicap Certified); firstname.lastname@example.org
Pat French, Handicap Committee Member (USGA Handicap Certified); email@example.com
EWGA Mission Statement :
EWGA is dedicated to providing opportunities for women to learn, play, and enjoy the game of golf for business and for fun. EWGA
provides members with the opportunity to understand the rules and etiquette of golf, to increase self-confidence on the golf course,
to improve business golf skills, and most importantly to enjoy the game of golf.
References: USGA Handicap System; EWGA Chapter Manual, Handicap Chair; USGA Rules of Golf