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Education and Certification

The World Handicap System (WHS) launched on Jan. 1, 2020. Due to significant changes to the handicap system, all clubs MUST be certified by June 30, 2020. In order to be certified, a representative from the club is required to pass an online exam.

Rules of Handicapping Workshops

The CSGA will be teaching in-person workshops to help prepare for the online exam. Two workshops have been scheduled for early 2020. Additional workshops will be added to the schedule soon.

Saturday February 1. 2020 - Country Club of Farmington

Tuesday February 11, 2020 -  PGA Connecticut Section

Online Certification

An online World Handicap System education and certification program is available here. This program was developed to assist golf clubs who might be unable to
attend a workshop in person. It consists of four educational video segments, with each segment made available after the previous one has been viewed. After all segments have been completed, the 20-question quiz will be made available. Quiz submissions will be reported to the USGA and CSGA for results recording purposes.

A PDF version of the Rules of Handicapping is available for download or a Rules of Handicapping book may be ordered online.

Additional in person workshops are being scheduled and will be announced shortly. 


A  World Handicap System Presentation created for educating and authorizing clubs is available here. This presentation is intended to provide a one hour overview of the WHS and Rules of Handicapping. Please note: the .PDF file is large and contains videos to aid in the presentation. Download may take several minutes depending on your internet connection.

The online certification quiz may be taken here. Clubs successfully passing this quiz will be certified under the World Handicap System.

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About the CSGA

Founded in 1899, the CSGA is the country's oldest state golf association and, as an Allied Golf Association of the USGA, provides stewardship for amateur golf in Connecticut. In addition to administering handicaps for over 40,000 members at 181 member clubs, the CSGA conducts more than 85 days of competition throughout the year for golfers of all ages, genders, and skill levels. As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, the CSGA supports a variety of golf organizations within Connecticut, including the Connecticut Association of Golf Course Superintendents, Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference, Connecticut Section PGA, Connecticut Women’s Golf Association, CSGA Scholarship Fund in honor of Widdy Neale, LPGA-Amateur Golf Association, Southern New England Women’s Golf Association, and The First Tee of Connecticut.