A player must designate one golf club as their home club, to be responsible for maintaining their handicap index. But all golf clubs that a player is a member of can request the Authorized Association to make an adjustment to a player's Handicap Index. When a player is a member of more than one golf club, the player must ensure each golf club knows the details of which other golf clubs they are a member of, and which golf club they have designated as their home club.
Yes. In order to obtain a Handicap Index that can be administered in accordance with the Rules of Handicapping, a player must be a member of a golf club that is affilliated with an Authorized Association, or a direct member of an Authorized Assocation which has assumed the responsibility of a golf club. Golf clubs must have at least ten individual members that have a reasonable and regular opportunity to play golf together, follow the Rules of Golf and the Rules of Handicapping, and operate under bylaws with committees to supervise golf activities, so that scores posted are subject to peer review and the integrity of the Rules of Handicapping is maintained.
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Founded in 1901 with seven golf clubs, the Minnesota Golf Association’s membership has grown to 400 courses and nearly 83,000 individual members throughout the state. Our mission is to uphold and promote the game of golf and its values for all golfers in Minnesota.