Mission: To administer the USGA Handicap System™ and to provide education and guidance in its implementation; to provide training and support on the use of the Association’s handicap computation service and to provide computer hardware in its operation; and to perform course rating services in compliance with the USGA Course Rating System™.
The Western Pennsylvania Golf Association ensures the integrity of each Handicap Index® it issues to association members through its Member Clubs. The Handicap Program includes course rating services, handicap education and administration, and computation through the GHIN Service®, a service of the United States Golf Association®, our handicap computation service of choice. The Association works with club Handicap Committees and golf shop staffs to ensure the accuracy of posting and compliance of the USGA Handicap System™.
The handicapping structure of the WPGA consists of its Member Clubs, Handicap Committee, office staff and their collective relationship with the USGA®.
The WPGA administers the USGA Handicap System™ throughout our jurisdiction and has contracted with the GHIN Service™ to perform computations for our Member Clubs. This is one step for compliance with the USGA Handicap System™. The WPGA is here to assist our Member Clubs on the Club Compliance Checklist.
Other WPGA Handicap Committee responsibilities include education through the WPGA Handicap Certification Program, communications, the WPGA Hardware Program, and assistance with reviewing and developing publications and Club Licensing.