It’s post time.
As of April 1 you may record your scores for handicap purposes.
You may also now post your winter scores—if you haven’t already done so—for rounds played in areas where the season was then open, such as Florida.
The score you post should be adjusted by using Equitable Stroke Control. The chart above tells you how to adjust an unusually high score on a hole to better reflect your playing ability and to maintain a proper handicap.
If your handicap is 9 or less, the maximum score posted on any hole is a double bogey; if your handicap is 10-19, a maximum seven, and so on.
If you don’t have a handicap, it’s time you got one and joined the CSGA.
There are three ways.
Join a CSGA Green-grass club
Green-grass Clubs are CSGA golf clubs tied to a specific golf course. Such a club may be private, semi-private, or part of a 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.
Join the CSGA Online and establish a handicap online
If you’re not a CSGA member already through a CSGA member club and want to establish a handicap, you may join online and be a part of the eClub of Connecticut. The cost of joining the CSGA online is $49 per season (April 1 through November 15) and includes member benefits such as the ability to play in statewide events, participate in One Day tournaments at some of the best courses in the state, and gain access to CSGA Rules of Golf educational workshops.
If you are 18 or younger, you may also join via the CSGA Golf Clubs for Connecticut Schools Program, which is free. The CSGA Golf Club for Connecticut Schools Program offers students CSGA membership including a USGA Handicap Index through our Online Club for Schools. Click here to join.
Having a handicap not only makes it more fun–and fair–to play matches with your friends, and allows you to compete in CSGA tournaments, but most local and club events require them. Your handicap fee supports the association in a variety of ways promoting the game, running events, providing free course rating services, scholarship funds and lobbying efforts in Hartford on behalf of the golf industry.
You may have heard that our handicap system will change when it becomes part of the World Handicap System. That happens next year, in 2020, and we’ll handle any adjustments when that happens.
Thanks for playing. Thanks for competing. And thanks for supporting the game through the CSGA.