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    GHIN Posting


  • Minimum number of holes need to post a score:
    • 18-hole score – need a minimum of 14 holes completed to post
    • 9-hole score – need a minimum of 7 holes completed to post
  • It is essential to post your daily score on the day of play. The GHIN system is designed with a PCC (Playing Conditions Calculation) that determines whether playing on the day differed from normal conditions to the extent that an adjustment is needed to compensate. It is a daily statistical procedure that compares the scores submitted by all players on the day against expected scoring patterns. The purpose of this feature within the handicap calculation is to recognize that an average score submitted in harder playing conditions may be better than a good score submitted in easier playing conditions. Unadjusted, such a score may be omitted from the Handicap Index calculation.
  • All 9-Hole scores can be posted from any set of tees. The GHIN system will hold that 9-hole score till another 9-hole score is entered and then it will be combined into an 18-hole score and posted automatically.
  • The current GHIN system is a daily 24-hour automatic updated system. Hence why it is crucial to always post your score on the day of play.
  • The Pro Shop will enter all member event tournament scores (Individual round) as well as any daily score that membership would like posted.
  • Score Types:
    • Type of Play – Competition (C) General Play – 9 or 18-hole round
    • Format of Play – Stroke Play (S) Match Play (M)
    • Where round was played – Home (H) Away (A)
    • Other details – Incomplete round (I) Exceptional score (E)
    • Penalty score (P)
  • Maximum Score per hole is NET DOUBLE BOGEY

What you should know – In 150 words or less

If you’re new to the system and posting your initial three scores to establish your Handicap Index®, the maximum hole score you can post is par + 5.
Once your Handicap Index has been established, the maximum hole score for posting purposes is a net double bogey, equal to double bogey + any handicap strokes you receive based on your Course Handicap™.

Below is an example of a player’s abnormally high hole score being adjusted for score posting purposes.

Resources on this topic:

  1. Video – “Net Double Bogey Explainer”
  2. Video – “On Course with the USGA Handicap Department – Net Double Bogey”
  3. Infographic – Net double bogey is the maximum hole score under the WHS™
  4. FAQ – What is the maximum hole score?
  5. Poster – Maximum Hole Score For Handicap Purposes

Any and all GHIN handicap questions, can be directed to Head Golf Professional Adam Augustine, PGA

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I hope everyone has a great 2023 golfing season here at Bath Country Club.


Adam Augustine, PGA

Head Golf Professional

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