The inception of GHIN began in the spring of 1980 when a Regional Golf Association wished to change its handicap service vendor. In an effort to provide a quality service to maintain handicaps, the USGA® was approached and asked to help in providing this type of service. GHIN was organized and developed by the spring of 1981 and provided handicap computation services initially for the Metropolitan Golf Association, in New York.
GHIN has now become the world's largest handicap computation service. GHIN is provided through 61 State, Regional or National Golf Associations to over 10,000 clubs and approximately 1.9 million golfers. GHIN is maintained by the United States Golf Association® and the staff is composed of USGA employees.
Any USGA Handicap Index® issued through a Golf Association by a golf club is designed to allow golfers of differing abilities to compete on an equitable basis and thereby increasing the enjoyment they derive from a round of golf. A Handicap Index is revised throughout the golf season and is based on golfers' scores, as well as the relative difficulty of the courses on which their rounds are played.
GHIN SOLUTIONS (click links below for more information)
eGolfer - Create your complimentary online dashboard stocked full of features!
eClubhouse - Looking for an online presence and eCommerce solution for your club?
Tournament Management, by Golf Genius - Comprehensive touranment program commanding enough for the power user, yet easy for the new user to set up and score any tournament. Capable of producing scorecards, scoreboards, pairing sheets, gift certificates, results sheets. Available online only after attending a KGA training session.
GHIN Handicap Program Online - Provides the club with a user friendly online interface for you to manager the members at your club.
GHP Online Golfer - Score posting kiosk which enables your members to post scores directly to their GHIN account via the score posting machine located at your club.
eRevision - Receiving your updated handicap index via email has never been easier. Every two weeks an automated eRevision will be sent to the email account listed in your GHIN profile. Along with being issued an updated Handicap Index you will receive other information regarding all KGA activities.