The World Handicap System information is available here. World Handicap System

2020 default tees for tournament play:
Default tees are determined by the following: Index 5.4 and less will play from Gold tees; Index 5.5 thru 13.4 will play from the Blue tees with two divisions; Index 13.5 thru 20.4 will play from the White tees with two divisions; Index 20.5 and above will play from the Red tees. Members will be responsible for knowing their default tee.

Last 9, 6, 3,1, holes:
This is how we will break ties when not using extra holes play off. If two or more players tie with scores, the course last 9 holes score will count as the tie breaker. If these players are tied on the last 9, we will move onto the last 6, 3, and 1 hole(s) until we find a winner. If there still is no winner, then there will be a tie. USGA's recomemded tie bracker.

The season to post scores for handicaps, from rounds played in Kentucky, begins March first and ends November 30. Scores from all rounds played should be posted.

Members have Three options to post scores:
The GHIN website at on your home computer, or install the GHIN mobile app on your phone, or the "Post Scores Here" link above. From your home computer and the mobile app type in your GHIN number and last name to post the score there. Your GHIN number will be on the Handicap Report that is displayed above. With the link above you can post by entering only your last name.

To prevent duplicate of JHGA Tournament Scores, do not post them yourself. The Tournament Management program will post them to GHIN for us. If you play in a tournament other than JHGA you should ask if they post their tournament scores, if they do not then you should post that score. When you do post a tournament be sure to set it to Competition instead of Home or Away.

Maximum Hole Score:
The maximum hole score for handicap purposes is double bogey plus any handicap strokes a player receives based on their course handicap. It will be very important for members to know their number of strokes and which holes they would apply.
The maximum scores are only use when posting scores for handicap calculation but not for scoring an event competition.

For new members in the handicap system, scores for a minimum of 54 holes are required to establish your handicap index. That can be three 18 hole scores or combination of 9 holes and 18 that equal 54 total holes. It is very important that you post all your scores, when played, in order to meet the required minimum as soon as possible.

Remember, when posting a score that was played prior to the day you are posting it, be sure to set the"Date Played" to the day the round was played.

Beginning April 2020, your email address will be required in the handicap system to be able to post scores with the mobile app and