Handicap Index

Members of the Texas Golf Association are provided with an official Handicap Index® through the Golf Handicap Information Network (GHIN). A product of the United States Golf Association (USGA), GHIN is one of the largest handicap service providers in the world and is currently used by nearly 3 million golfers and over 15,000 golf clubs.

There are plenty of reasons to establish and maintain a Handicap Index, no matter how often you play or how competitive you are, if at all! You can use a Handicap Index to:


    • Track your individual progress over time and set goals for your game
    • Have a more accurate evaluation of your performance in each round
    • Play with any golfer on a fair and equitable basis
    • Compete in events requiring a Handicap Index, creating additional playing opportunities
    • See updates to your Handicap Index by posting scores from any course in Texas and around the world with a current Course Rating and Slope Rating