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CSGA Active Handicap Posting Season Begins April 1st

The 2017 golf season is officially here! Friday, April 1st marks the beginning of the active handicap season in Connecticut. All rounds played in Connecticut (as of April 1st) are now eligible to be posted for handicap purposes.

Anyone with an official CSGA handicap has access to a wide variety of tools and resources designed to help you post your scores easily and manage your handicap. You can post your scores using one of the following ways:

- Navigate to CSGALinks.org and use the "Post Your Score" button on the right side of the page.

- Download the CSGA Mobile App, now available on the iPhone, iPad and Android. The CSGA Mobile App allows you to post scores and view your handicap index right from your mobile phone.

- Using the CSGA Handicap Computers available at all CSGA member clubs

How do I get a Handicap?

If you are a GHIN Handicap holder through a CSGA member club you are already a member of the association. If not, Golfers can become a member of the CSGA in one of the following three ways. CSGA membership includes a number of benefits.

- Join a CSGA Green-Grass Club. 
CSGA Green-Grass Clubs are CSGA golf clubs located at a specific golf course. A CSGA Green-Grass Club can be a private, semi-private, public, or resort golf course.  Contact the club directly to get started! If you are a member of a CSGA Member Club and are a GHIN handicap holder. you are already a member of the CSGA.

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- Join the CSGA Online. 

If you are a GHIN Handicap holder through a CSGA member club you are already a member of the association. If not, CSGA membership is available to all golfers throughout Connecticut who wish to take advantage of the benefits of belonging to the oldest state golf association in the country. The cost of joining the CSGA online is $49 per season (April 1 through November 15) and includes several member benefits.

Click here to Join the CSGA Online »

A CSGA membership includes a certified USGA Handicap which must be issued through a licensed golf club

- Join via the CSGA Golf Clubs for Connecticut Schools Program (FREE for ages 18-and-younger).

The CSGA Golf Clubs for Connecticut Schools Program offers students CSGA membership including a USGA Handicap Index through our Online Club for Schools. Click here to join!

I don't really play in tournaments, why do I need an official USGA Handicap?

The broad appeal of golf is the unique and equitable handicapping system.  The purpose of the USGA Handicap System is to make the game more enjoyable for golfers of all abilities.  So whether you participate in tournaments or not, an official USGA handicap will allow you to see the improvements in your ability or compete more equitably with your playing partners.

Once you've joined a golf club and posted five adjusted gross scores you will be issued a USGA handicap once a revision date passes.  To view a directory of courses offering handicap indexes just select the Club Directory link below and search for a public facility in your area.

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About the CSGA

The CSGA functions as an extension of the USGA and provides stewardship for amateur golf in Connecticut. Founded in 1899, it is the country’s oldest state golf association and conducts over 50 Championships, Qualifiers and One-Day Tournaments throughout the year, in addition to administering handicaps for over 40,000 members and 181 member clubs. As a 501(c)(6) non-profit organization, the CSGA supports a variety of golf organizations within Connecticut, including the Connecticut Women’s Golf Association, Southern New England Women’s Golf Association, The First Tee, the Connecticut PGA, and the CSGA Scholarship Fund in honor of Widdy Neale.