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Club Compliance Checklist

Does your golf club comply as follows:

Meet the USGA® defintion of a golf club as defined?
Make it possible for a player to the correct USGA Course Rating and Slope Rating with each posted score from every set of tees? (Sections 5-2 and 8-2b and c)
Require the posting of all scores made at home and away? (Section 5-1)
Require use of USGA procedures to adjust hole scores before posting? (Section 4)
Require that nine-hole scores be posted? (Section 5-2c and 5-2d)
Insist that the principles of The Rules of Golf be followed? (Section 5-1d)
Follow the revision schedule and posting season of the NGA? (Section 8-3a and c)
Ensure that all acceptable scores are entered correctly? (Section 5-2)
Perform computations and adjustments in accordance with the USGA Handicap Formula? (Sections 8-4 and 10)
Make current scoring records and a Handicap Index listing of the members readily available for inspection by others? (Section 6-3)
Reduce or increase a Handicap Index of any player whose handicap does not reflect the player's potential ability? (Section 8-4c)
Notify the NGA when permanent changes have been made to the golf course so that the NGA can issue a new USGA Course Rating™ and Slope Rating®? (Section 14-5b)
Include the letter "L" after local handicaps, which exceed the USGA maximum limits of 36.4 for men and 40.4 for women? (Section 3-4)
Utilize the current USGA Course Rating and Slope Rating issued by the NGA? (Section 14)
Have a representative from the golf club participate in a USGA Handicap Seminar (whether conducted by the NGA or the USGA) including passing a test exhibiting knowledge about the system?
Have a signed license agreement in place with the NGA or USGA prior to the club issuing a USGA Handciap Index?

If the answer to all questions is "yes," the golf club is following the USGA Handicap System™, and may issue a USGA Handicap Index to each of its members.

If any answers are "no," contact the NGA to determine necessary action to achieve compliance.