Handicap information 2019


Handicap Renewal Notice

If you pay for your GHIN handicap through another club - Centennial, Tellico, etc., this renewal notice does not apply to you. Check with them to find out when you need to pay them and how much they are charging.

For those members who pay for their GHIN handicap through our Chapter, all non renewals will be deactivated on February 20, 2019 which is after the last GHIN revision for the year.

Get your renewal completed early, so you don't have any disruption in your ability to POST your scores. Also, please, let your fellow LPGA Amateur Golf Association members know that they can get their GHIN through the Greater Knoxville Chapter.

Handicap Services

The Greater Knoxville Chapter offers multiple options for members to establish and maintain handicaps:

1. GolfNet Handicap Service (GN21) (See NEW infomation below)**
2. GHIN Handicap Service (see above)*$22

1st Option - Handicap through LPGA Amateurs (GN21):
  • Free with LPGA Amateur Golf Association Greater Knoxville Chapter membership [available through December 31, 2019]**
  • Obtain an official USGA Handicap
  • Track personal game statistics
  • Maintain a personal golf calendar
  • Create a course list with the profiles of your courses

To activate this service go to lpgaamateurs.com and click on Member Clubhouse. Log in with your email and password (if this is your first time to login, your password will be "Password1"). Click on the "My Handicap" in left-hand column and you will automatically go to your handicap record.

** Beginning January 1, 2020, this handicap benefit through LPGA Amateurs will be eliminated. ALL members will be responsible for obtaining a handicap through their State and Regional Golf Association or through a third party, such as GolfNet.

** Members joining or renewing mid-year during 2019 will receive the GolfNet benefit just for the remaining months left in the year and not for a 12-month period as was the case in the past. Example: If a Member joins or renews on July 1, 2019 - that Member will receive the benefit for a total of 6 months with the benefit ending December 31, 2019.

** The handicap benefit will remain on the website and will be included in all benefit communications BUT will be marked with a disclaimer noting that the benefit will officially end December 31, 2019.

2nd Option - LPGA Amateur Golf Association Greater Knoxville Chapter GHIN Handicap $22 
  • Handicap fees for members, spouses or significant others remain at $22 this year.

To establish a GHIN Handicap send your check for $22 payable to LPGA Amateur Golf Association Greater Knoxville to:

LPGA Amateur Golf Association Greater Knoxville
ATTN: Handicap Service
P.O. Box 31633
Knoxville, TN 37930

For questions or help contact: membershipinfo@lpgaamateursknoxville.com

Misc Handicap Information

GHIN Question

When posting scores in GHIN and stroke/slop rating discrepancies arisen the correct procedure is:

When posting your scores on GHIN, the only times you should manually enter a course slope and rating are:

  1. if the course is not listed on GHIN- like some out of state courses,
  2. if you play from a tee that is different from those offered on GHIN (i.e. "men's" tee) and you have to calculate the slope and rating for that tee, or
  3. if you are playing in a tournament and the tournament committee tells you a specific slope and rating you are playing for THAT tournament.

The GHIN course slope and ratings are the most current. Lots of times a course is re-rated, but continue to use old scorecards before ordering new ones.

Important Handicap Information: Chapter Championship

As many of you may know, to play in the Chapter Championship participants' handicap records are evaluated. In order to maintain more accurate handicap indexes, players are required to have at least two 18-hole or four 9-hole scores posted to their handicap record in the current year prior to the Chapter Championship.

To clarify, these scores can come from any round of golf. Making sure that all golf scores are posted will help ensure that your members' handicaps are accurate and up-to-date.

Whether high or low, good or bad, golf scores are the main factors in determining players' abilities and inputting those scores into a handicap system will keep the game fair for all. As a reminder, the Golf Life Management System is a great way to help your members get their handicap indexes established at no additional cost to the member. Please encourage them to use this wonderful member benefit.