Obtaining A Handicap

The purpose of the USGA Handicap System is to make the game of golf more enjoyable by enabling players of differing abilities to compete on an equitable basis. All members of the LPGA Manatee Chapter have the opportunity to obtain an official USGA Handicap Index through EWGA GN21. The Chapter encourages every member who is playing to keep score to obtain a Handicap Index through the EWGA GN21, this system is a full featured system that enables all members to obtain an official USGA handicap.

In addition, it gives members the ability to:

  • Post scores
  • Access 20,000+  golf course profiles
  • Track personal game statistics
  • Print a handicap card
  • View scoring history
  • Attest scores for other members
  • Communicate with other members
  • And more

And best of all, it’s free to all LPGA Amateur Golf Association members!

Entering Scores on the LPGA Amateur Golf Association website

Click on “Sign In” in the upper right-hand corner (IMPORTANT: do NOT click on “Verify Handicap” at any time)

Enter your Primary Email Address and your password and click “Go”

Click on “Handicap” – the third button on the left-hand side

Put your cursor over the second button on the red ribbon titled “Score Center”

Click on “Enter Score” (note the other items that can be checked as well)

            - Enter “Type”

            - Enter the date you played

- Enter the Course*

- Enter whether you played 9 or 18 holes

- Enter the tee played

- No need to change Rating/Slope (unless you used special tees)

- No need to enter Attestor

- If you played in a sanctioned tournament, check the “Tournament” Box


Enter your “Adjusted Gross Score” using Equitable Stroke Control and click “Post Score”

Check box to Continue (Note greens buttons on right – “Scoring Record,” “Post Another,” “Edit Score,” “Delete Score’)

Click “Logout” when you are done and then “Logout” of the LPGA Website.


* When you enter a course for the first time, it will be saved to the drop down menu. Use the

“Away Course Search” to find a course not in your drop down menu. If a course is not

Listed, use the “manual entry” button on the bottom left.


If you are not able to Log In, you should click “forgot password,” check your email for the link to change your password.



Equitable Stroke Control

Please remember when posting a score, you need to adjust that score before posting for Equitable Stroke Control. Following is a chart showing how many strokes you can take per hole with an 18 hole handicap.
Handicap Maximum # Strokes to Post Per Hole
9 or less - Double Bogey
10 thru 19 - 7
20 thru 29 - 8
30 thru 39 - 9
40 and above - 10
If you are right on the borderline of a handicap, you need to check what your handicap would be for that particular course before posting.
Formula: Handicap Index multiplied by Slope Rating of tees played, divided by Standard Slope Rating (113) = Course Handicap (rounded to nearest whole number, .4 rounds down and .5 rounds up)
Example: 10.4 Handicap Index x 125 Slope Rating / 113 Standard Slope Rating =
11.5 = 12 Course Handicap
Once you have figured your course handicap, you will know the maximum # of strokes to take. You must take this maximum on any hole, including par 3s.