Handicapping

                                                                                               


The purpose of the USGA Handicap System is to make the game of golf more enjoyable by enabling golfers of differing abilities to compete on an equitable basis. 

The Mississippi Golf Association works in cooperation with the USGA on handicapping for golf clubs and individuals in the state of Mississippi.  The MGA is eager to provide GHIN (Golf Handicap and Information Network), a quality handicap service for member clubs and individuals. 

The GHIN system is the biggest and most dependable handicapping system in the country and is currently being used by more than 10,000 clubs and two million golfers.  When any GHIN member plays at any GHIN course anywhere in the country, the handicap index is automatically adjusted for the course and tees played, and the score is automatically transmitted back to the members home club. 

Any additional information pertaining to GHIN may be accessed by going to the “GHIN” link in the left hand column of this page.  If you would like additional information please contact the MGA Staff.