Enter your scores via the Internet
You may enter all your Captains scores as well as your away scores from your home via the Internet. It’s easy and saves time. You will need your GHIN# which is a 7-digit number found on your Handicap card. This is NOT your 4-digit local number you use on the computer at Captains. Click here and you will be redirected to the official GHIN web site to start posting your scores online.
Get Your Handicap & Scoring Record Via E-mail
If you have an e-mail address you can have your USGA Handicap Index® information e-mailed to you automatically every revision by GHIN. Click here for more details and to register.
Go to the official GHIN site to learn more
Go to the official GHIN web site to learn more about Handicaps, check the revision schedule, and other useful links related to Handicaps and the rules of golf.
A basic premise underlying the USGA Handicap System, is that every player will try to make the best score at each hole in every round the player plays, regardless of where the round is played, and that the player will post every acceptable round.
Post all scores for both match play and medal play, even if you just shot the worst or best round of your life!
Post scores as soon as possible after the round is played.
If you are in Florida or somewhere else warm during the winter playing golf, you must post those scores as soon as possible once our computers at Captains are activated.
You must post an 18 hole score if you complete at least 13 holes. If you complete at least 7, but not more than 12, you must post a 9 hole score. On the holes you didn’t play, record a score of par plus any handicap strokes you would have received. Attempts to intentionally quit play to avoid posting a score are considered manipulation to influence your handicap and can result in penalty scores being posted by the Handicap Committee.
When you pick up or have conceded a hole without finishing the hole, for handicap purposes, you post the score you most likely would have made. The most likely score consists of the number of strokes already taken plus, in your best judgment, the number of strokes you would need to complete the hole more than half the time from where you picked up. This number may not exceed your Equitable Stroke Control limit, and should be entered on your card with an “X” to show the hole was not finished. There is no limit to the number of unfinished holes a player may have in a round provided that failure to finish is not for the purpose of handicap manipulation.
Equitable Stroke Control (ESC) is the downward adjustment of individual hole scores for handicap purposes in order to make handicaps more representative of a player’s potential scoring ability. The maximum score you can take depends on your Course Handicap (not your Index):
|If your Course Handicap is…||then your Maximum Score Per Hole is…|
|9 or less||Double Bogey|
If a mistake is made for a score entered into the system, please notify one of the pros so that the mistake can be corrected.
Peer review is an important aspect of the handicap system. Each player is responsible for ensuring that the handicap rules are followed. If a player observes a breach of the rules, the player should bring the breach to the attention of the person who has committed it. If the breach is not corrected, the person observing the breach should report it to the Handicap Committee.
Local Rules for the golf course are displayed on the bulletin board and at the starter’s shack. Included on the Local Rules Sheet is whether or not preferred lies are allowed.