Texas Golf Association Member Clubs are provided the Golf Handicap and Information Network (GHIN), the most widely recognized and credible handicapping service in the United States. GHIN is used by more than 12,400 clubs and over 2 million golfers, which makes it the largest handicap service provider in the world. The most reliable and best quality in handicap and tournament software packages that accompany the GHIN service are developed by the United States Golf Association (USGA) and supported by the Texas Golf Association.
The GHIN Handicap Program (GHP) provides the ability for golfers to post or turn in scores at the course played, view their trend handicap and current file of scores. Administrative services allow the club to perform file maintenance for members (add new members, post scores, make score corrections, run reports, etc.) at the golf course facility. In addition, if a club allows it, TGA members can post their scores online through txga.org, ghin.com, or the TGA/GHIN mobile app. GHIN fully conforms to all standards for issuing USGA Handicap Indexes.
The network automatically recalculates handicaps every two weeks, on the first and fifteenth. Updated Handicap Indexes are emailed directly to members via the eRevision. Clubs may order from the TGA plastic membership cards and GHIN handicap stickers for distribution to their members. The software contains over 104 built-in reports including Alphabetical Member List and a Most Improved Golfer List. The TGA provides free automatic software updates, free installation, free technical support, and free online training to all member club staff.
GHP Online Clubs version allows clubs to perform member maintenance through any web browser (add new members, post scores, make score corrections, etc.). This password-protected area allows the freedom and convenience for the club to perform these tasks anywhere where there is Internet access.
eClubhouse provides clubs with their own customized web site to display club calendar of events, news, tournament information, and online registration. Members can track statistical data like total number of putts, sand saves, greens hit in regulation, and print out data in pie charts, line graphs, table formats.
The Tournament Pairing Program (TPP) is fully integrated with the handicap system. Features include standard and customizable reports, cart signs and scorecards, and ClubHouse Viewer, an option for real-time scoring on club video displays. TPP users can also create and send html reports to web server, manage events with multiple formats, sets of flights and tees for pairings and scoring of players and/or teams, proximity markers, hole location sheets, and a comprehensive help menu. TPP Cart Sign and Scorecard stock can be ordered via the TGA.
Is your club ready to take the next step and move to the best handicap service, GHIN? If you have more questions about the services and opportunities that come with GHIN, contact Mary Harrison, Director of Membership Services for the TGA, at 214.468.8942 or firstname.lastname@example.org today!
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