The WGAWP complies with the World Handicap System. Handicap indexes for WGAWP competition will be computed in accordance with the USGA Handicap System utilizing the GHIN service. A MEMBER MAY HAVE ONLY ONE GHIN NUMBER.
As stated in the USGA Handicap Manual, two basic premises underlie the USGA Handicap System, namely that each player will try to make the best score at every hole in every round, regardless of where the round is played, and that the player will post every acceptable round for peer review. The player and the player's Handicap Committee have joint responsibility for adhering to these premises.
The WGAWP Handicap Chairman and the Handicap Chairman from each member club make up the Handicap Committee for the WGAWP.
1. Members are required to post ALL adjusted gross scores within 2 days and in chronological order into the GHIN system. Postings may be entered through the GHIN service workstation at the member club, online through the internet, or through the GHIN App on tablets or smart phones.
2. A player belonging to more than one club must post all scores at all clubs either in the GHIN service or with her Handicap Chairman. A member cannot be listed on more than one WGAWP handicap report. (The member must select which club is their "home" club for WGAWP purposes).
3. All scores posted are subject for review by the Handicap Committee. Members may be notified when scores are not posted with 2 days of the round or posted incorrectly. Members are expected to correct the missing or inaccurate postings promptly. In the event a score is not posted within two days of notification, a score of PAR will be entered on their behalf. The Board reserves the right to impose other penalties/restrictions for members with multiple violations.
4. Scores to be used: RULES OF GOLF
a. All scores during the ACTIVE SEASON when a player plays 14 or more holes or by combining the scores of two nine-hole rounds must be used. Scores in both match play and stroke play, including those made in multi-ball competitions, must be used.
UNFINISHED HOLES - If a player starts but does not complete a hole, she must record for handicap purposes the score she most likely would have made if the hole had been completed, but such scores must not exceed double net par. There is no limit to the number of unfinished holes in a round provided that incompletion is not for the purpose of controlling the handicap.
UNPLAYED HOLES - If 14 or more holes are played, the player must post an 18-hole score. If 7 to 13 holes are played, the player must post a 9-hole score. In either case, scores for unplayed holes must be recorded as par plus any handicap strokes that the player is entitled to receive on the unplayed holes. When a "mulligan" is played, that hole is considered to be an unplayed hole.
b. Members are required to post all vacation and tournament scores from rounds played on USGA member courses where an ACTIVE SEASON is in effect. The appropriate Course Rating and Slope must be included.
5. Handicap indexes computed on January 1 through June 1 will be used for tournaments only and will not affect team line-ups.
6. An ACTIVE SEASON has been declared for the local area from April 1 to and including November 15.
WGAWP will issue the final handicap index computation on scores submitted through November 15.
8. Members not complying with the handicapping procedures are subject to having their handicap index adjusted or withdrawn by the Handicap Committee as specified in the USGA Handicap Manual.