To establish a Golf Handicap Index you must join a Golf Handicap System. The Golf
Handicap System is independent of belonging to EWGA-OC, but can be facilitated through
your membership to EWGA-OC. There are many Golf Handicap Systems; a few of the
EWGA-OC preferred systems are described below. With all systems, you must collect and
provide to the Handicap Chair a minimum of 5 attested scores to establish your initial
WSCGA, Women’s Southern California Golf Association. EWGA-OC is an authorized
association of WSCGA and as such acts as the Handicap Chair for your membership with
WSCGA. WSCGA provides a GHIN (Golf Handicap Index Number) that enables you to post
at the golf course, online, or through mobile apps. To establish a handicap through
WSCGA, email the EWGA-OC Handicap Chairperson listed below. You will be billed the $22
WSCGA annual fee through the EWGA-OC online registration system. Membership with
WSCGA allows you to compete in WSCGA events. The WSCGA handicap is effective for 12
months beginning July 1 each year. You can also join WSCGA through women’s golf clubs
such as Industry Hills Women’s Golf Association.
SCGA, Southern California Golf Association. Various golf courses and golf stores enable
you to establish a golf handicap index through SCGA for various annual fees
(approximately $50). Membership with SCGA allows you to compete in SCGA golf events.
The SCGA handicap runs annually beginning on January 1. SCGA provides you with a GHIN
number for golf score posting. You many inquire about an SCGA handicap through local golf
courses such as Tijeras Creek and golf stores such as Roger Dunn.
WPLGASC, Women’s Publinks Golf Association Southern California. There are women’s golf
clubs in the area that use the WPLGASC golf handicap system, another GHIN system,
such as Costa Mesa Golf Course. The annual membership with WPLGASC begins January 1
and costs $30.
Golfnet. EWGA offers a complimentary handicap service through Golfnet. With this
service you may go directly to the EWGA website and post scores using your EWGA ID
number. This handicap system is recognized for EWGA sponsored events. Golfnet does
not provide you with a GHIN and as such does not enable you to participate in other golf
If you are new and would like help, or if you have any questions, please contact:
Judy Hoyt EWGA OC Handicap Chair email@example.com 949-713-4713
Linda Nichols firstname.lastname@example.org 508-740-8009
Pat French email@example.com 562-243-9276
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