The new World Handicap System (WHS) launched in January of 2020. For individuals playing golf in an area observing an active season, scores can be posted by downloading the free GHIN Mobile App, GHIN.com or through the MGA Score Posting page.
The World Handicap System provides all golfers with a consistent measure of playing ability worldwide. Some highlights of the new system will include:
Minimum number of scores needed to establish a Handicap Index is 54 holes
A handicap that is portable worldwide
Average-based calculation of the best-8-of-last-20-scores
Playing Conditions Calculation
Daily handicap revisions when a score is posted
Maximum hole score is Net Double Bogey
Maximum handicap limit is 54.0, regardless of gender
Exceptional Score Reduction on all scores, not just tournament scores
Founded in 1901 with only 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.