How to Get a Handicap

The Junior Golf Association of Arizona strongly urges all tournament participants to establish a USGA Handicap Index. This service is provided free of charge to all JGAA members, 18 years of age or younger, through the Arizona Golf Association. The JGAA assigns a handicap (GHIN) number to each member upon joining the organization. To be issued an official USGA Handicap Index you will need to enter at least (5) 18-hole score postings to the new record. Once established, it is your responsibility to log all eligible score postings as new rounds of golf are played in order to keep you Handicap Index assignment up to date. Please ask for help in the golf shop if you are unsure about how to post your score. Here is the recommended procedure:

  • Log onto any AGA score posting kiosk at a local golf course by clicking “Guest and IGN Posting”.
  • Click either ‘GHIN Number’ or ‘Name Lookup’ button on the top of the page, enter the requested information and click ‘Next’ to locate your account.
  • Follow instructions on the screen to log any new score postings.
Boys and girls may also post at the Arizona Golf Association website:


Arizona Golf Association

At the site you must register your new account login credentials if you have not previously done so (click First Time Login), then upon sign-in you will be afforded a ‘Post a Score’ option on the left menu of your Member Dashboard. Scores may also be logged on your Apple or Android smartphone or tablet through the ‘GHIN Mobile’ app, available at no fee through iTunes or Google Play.

Please note that if a member becomes 19 years old and/or elects not to renew their annual membership, the handicap record will be inactivated on the JGAA roster as of December 31st.