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USGA HandicapsAs a member of MyScorecard, you can get an official handicap through the USGA's official handicap licensing program. You will then be able to print handicap card online and use it to enter tournaments and play on courses that require a USGA handicap.
How can we offer you an Official Handicap?
The USGA has two "requirements" for a handicap to be official:
New clubs are forming every day, so if you are unsure if we may have a club in your local area, please contact us and we can tell you right away. And even if there if is a club in your area, you're welcome to form one of your own with your friends or fellow MyScorecard members! It's easy and we step you through the process, taking care of most of the work.
International members please note that different countries have different programs and, depending upon your local rules, you may not be able to join an official club and we may not be able to issue you an official handicap card.
Is there an additional cost to form or join and official club and obtain a USGA handicap? How long does it take?
No. The cost is included with your membership. You can form your own clubs and join as many clubs as you would like. USGA handicaps are updated 1-2 times per month on specific dates called revision dates. Assuming you have at least 5 scores before the most recent revision date, if you join a club in your area you should be able to print out your handicap card immediately.
Forming a club takes a bit longer - while we take care of most of the heavy lifting, there are a few easy things required on your part. If you are proactive, we can get you licensed by the USGA in just a few weeks. Then your own club will be able to offer USGA handicap cards to its members.
How do I use my official handicap card to enter tournaments / play rounds?
If you are a member of an official club on MyScorecard, then we automatically update your handicap card each revision date. You can print out your official handicap card at any time to enter tournaments that require one. Tournament organizers can confirm your club's official status on the USGA web site, and can confirm your handicap by pressing the Peer Review button on the main MyScorecard login page.
Can I get a plastic card in addition to a printed one?
In addition to your printable handicap cards, MyScorecard now enables official clubs to offer Official plastic handicap cards. These cards can be purchased for a small additional fee to cover printing, shipping and other costs. This slick wallet sized-card is as official as your printable card, but more durable. Each card comes printed with your personalized information on the front and labels for you to print and stick on the back each revision date. Use it to enter USGA tournaments or anywhere you need an official handicap.