To establish a Handicap Index, an in individual in Nebraska must become a member of the Nebraska Golf Association. This can be done by visiting our Join page and either joining online or finding a NGA member club to join in person. A NGA member club is any club, course or association with at least ten individual members that have a reasonable and regular opportunity to play golf with each other, provides peer review, and maintains the integrity of the World Handicap System™.
If joining in person, ask the club about establishing a handicap index. Upon paying a nominal fee (NGA membership), the club will add you to the Golf Handicap and Information Network (GHIN) Service. GHIN is the computation service used by the NGA, which provides the GHIN software to clubs without cost.
New members will receive a GHIN number and have the ability to begin posting scores. At least THREE 18-hole scores (or six combined 9-hole scores) must be posted to establish a Handicap Index.
To re-establish a handicap index, use our online Join option to reactivate your membership, or contact any NGA member club and ask them about establishing a handicap index. Present to them your old GHIN number (or have them look it up). If it has been less than two years since that number was active, the club can add you with that existing number and pick up your handicap index and 20-score history from the GHIN Enterprise Server. You may begin posting scores to your old records
Your Handicap Index will update each night after you post a score. If you download and use the GHIN Mobile App, you can check your Handicap Index at any time. You will receive emails on the 1st and 15th of each month from the NGA with your latest Handicap Index as well.