Tampa Bay Singles

Golf Handicaps

Golf Association

GHIN Handicaps

Handicapping adds considerably to the pleasure of golfers, making it possible for players of differing 
abilities to compete equitably. We all joined ASGA to meet people and have fun. Since we play in 
organized team-driven events, doesn't it make sense to maintain an official handicap. Handicaps are 
used as tools in pairing teams, and they are necessary for equitable scoring.
Tampa ASGA encourages its members to establish a handicap Index and post scores regularly. 
The desire to lower your handicap can be a great incentive. 
The cost is $25.00. This covers your handicap service from January to December.
 You can pay online or pay at the January meeting or send it to:

ASGA Tampa;
Attention: Edie Senensky
351 Steeplechase Lane • Palm Harbor, FL 34684

Final date to pay to enjoy uninterrupted service is January 20th

The fastest, easiest, and preferred method of reporting your scores is for you to do it yourself online. To post online go to www.fsga.org, click on Handicaps, click on Post your score online. Each person logs in with his/her GHIN# and last name. Then just fill in the information about the golf round. If you have trouble entering your score, email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. I will try to help you with the web page. If you have a smart phone you will be interested to know for most models there is a free app download which will put you directly into the GHIN web page and also show your handicap and using your index to calculate the real handicap for the course.
If you have a GHIN Handicap from another club, I need your GHIN number 
and the name of the club in order to keep accurate records
If you have any questions, please feel free to email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
As of January 1, 2020 the handicapping of USGA has migrated to the WORLD HANDICAP SYSTEM.  Meaning instead of the world having 6 different systems all handicaps will be figured the same no matter where you live or play.  The WHS will use the same HANDICAP INDEX which is based on the course Slope being 113.  If the course slope is high or lower your handicap for that course would either be higher or lower than your index.
 ESC will no longer exist so you will need to know what your handicap is for the course you are playing on and how to figure the strokes you receive per hole.  There are apps that will do this for you. However, you will need to know which holes you get strokes on.  Say your handicap for the course is 27.  Your score card will have two strokes per hole for the nine hardest holes and one stroke per hole for the remaining nine holes. The Net Par then is the par number + 2 strokes + the handicap strokes you have on that hole.  When you reach that number you should pick up your ball and enter that number on the scorecard.  Of course, if you are tournament play you would have to play the hole out.
 If you are using the FSGA site to enter scores that will continue unchanged.  For more information on WHS go to the FSGA website at fsga.org, click on HANDICAPS to open the dropdown.  At the very bottom is the WORLD HANDICAP SYSTEM.  Everything you need to know is on fsga.org.