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post #19 of 24
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Originally Posted by tuffluck View Post

Why aren't your scores being counted? And when you say join a club do you mean a country club? Sorry I'm so ignorant haha!

No, any club.  You can join your local muni course mens club (probably for as little as $30 or $40) and get an official USGA handicap.  There are also several online clubs you can join too.  Try googling "usga handicap service for _____"  [wherever you live] or something along those lines.

post #20 of 24
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Why aren't your scores being counted? And when you say join a club do you mean a country club? Sorry I'm so ignorant haha!

It's offseason here. Common in areas where winter course conditions can have an affect on scores. We post scores but they don't have an affect. Ask someone in the pro shop about joining a club. As mentioned you can search it by region on the USGA site. Chances are one or all of the courses you frequent have at least one club. We have 3 at our course.

post #21 of 24

I was a member of an eClub, an online golf club where you don't join a course just a group, before I joined my country club. Kept my handicap just the same but wasn't a member of an actual course.

post #22 of 24
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Originally Posted by SCfanatic35 View Post

I was a member of an eClub, an online golf club where you don't join a course just a group, before I joined my country club. Kept my handicap just the same but wasn't a member of an actual course.


sounds like something i would prefer.  if you join a club, do you have to only play on their course to get your handicap?  i like to play multiple courses.  also i would be interested to understand how you get an "official" handicap, i.e. does someone walk with you while you play, or is it just the honor system?

post #23 of 24

It's all explained on the USGA site.

post #24 of 24
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Originally Posted by tuffluck View Post


sounds like something i would prefer.  if you join a club, do you have to only play on their course to get your handicap?  i like to play multiple courses.  also i would be interested to understand how you get an "official" handicap, i.e. does someone walk with you while you play, or is it just the honor system?

an eclub isnt an actual course. its just a group of people that are not affiliated with any course. they have a few rules like they want you to play a few rounds with other members of the eclub. you have to pm them and setup a time and place. but the hdcp is off of honor system.
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