GHIN HANDICAP INDEX
charge is $25 per player
Junior Golfers ages 10-18 FREE
The MGA encourages you to obtain your handicap at your home course if you have one. If not, you can obtain a handicap through the MGA eClub.
Missouri Golf Association eClub
The Missouri Golf Association eClub was established to provide golfers an opportunity to obtain a USGA handicap index when they do not have access to a home club. Using eClub you can track your own play and find other players to play a round of golf with.
The Purpose of a USGA Handicap Index
The thought process behind requiring juniors ages 10-18 to have a GHIN Handicap Index is to encourage the juniors to get an idea of what they need to do to improve their golf game. The Handicap system will not only allow the juniors to establish a portable handicap index recognized world wide but will provide them with the tools needed to track their game and each individual phase of their game. Every player has areas they feel need improvement, but often the information used to determine that is based on how they played the last time out, rather than a trend based on the empirical tracking of their game.
The utilization of the tools provided in this program will help in pinpointing the problem areas of their game and allow them to work more efficiently and effectively on their game. The program will have a mobile application so it can be accessed via the internet or their smart phones. Juniors will be able to utilize the normal electronic tools they are masters at to help them track and improve their golf skill sets.
For even more information on WHY a Golf Handicap is important you can visit the USGA website.
How to Register for MGA eClub: Read instructions below. If you need any help at all contact us at 573.636.8994
To register for a GHIN Number Click here
(If you have a GHIN Number with the MGA eClub already, you have that number in your player profile, you will automatically be activated the next year. You don’t need to register again)
Once the eClub site comes up you will click on the APPLY FOR MEMBERSHIP link. (Top Right)
Complete the Account Registration: NEW
Your application will be emailed back to the MGA office notifying us that you have registered.
Once it is approved you will receive an email notification letting you know what your GHIN number is and you can start recording your scores to the MGA eClub. The score posting season starts March 1.
NOTE: The Missouri Golf Association can only offer eClub to players who live in the following counties.
If you DO NOT live in one of these counties listed you will need to contact the Golf Association in your area to sign up for eClub. The Metropolitan Amateur Golf Association 314.576.3700 orKansas City Golf Association 913.649.5242. They will be glad to help you.
Counties in which the Missouri Golf Association can offer eClub: