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HANDICAP HINTS FAR FROM HOME – osting scores when traveling outside Southern California has never been easier. As a benefit of SCGA membership, our handicap vendor, GHIN, provides the capability to post scores in more than 41 states, as well as Bermuda, Puerto Rico, India and the Dominican Republic. To ensure that you are posting at a club that is part of the GHIN handicap network, look for the GHIN lettering in the bottom right-hand corner of the posting screen. Once that is verified, P But Still Posting BY FRANCES NEE, SENIOR DIRECTOR OF HANDICAP AND MEMBERSHIP 54 | FORE Magazine | MAY/JUNE 2012 select the top left green button, Guest Score Posting. Enter your SCGA/ GHIN membership number. You will then be asked to verify your last name by typing it in. Select the tees played, enter your adjusted ESC score and then verify that all scoring information is correct before touching the Post but-ton. A confirmation screen will come up stating, “Your score will be routed to your home club.” On the first of this year, the SCGA rejoined the International Golf Net-work. SCGA members may now post their scores locally in Arizona, southern Nevada, Chicago District, Indiana, Montana, Michigan, Wisconsin, North Carolina, South Carolina, Maryland, Delaware and Louisiana. Once posted, the scores will be routed back to your score file in Southern California. On the posting screen, look for the words IGN posting, guest posting or even the IGN logo. You will need to enter your SCGA/GHIN membership number, score, date, proper Course Rating and Slope Rating. Most impor-tantly, select the Southern California Golf Association as the association to which your score is routed. If at any point you do not select the SCGA as the destination association, your score will not reach your file here in South-ern California. The steps to post a score may vary slightly with each association. The IGN also allows multi-association members to link their score files. SCGA members who belong to another IGN participating association may link their score files so that scores are passed through automatically. This eliminates the need for a golfer to have club personnel post the most recent 20 scores to the golfer’s file when return-ing to a summer/winter home. This process enables score files from differ-ent vendors to mirror one another and help to prevent incomplete files. Once linked, the member need only post a score locally and a duplicate score will automatically be sent to the other home association. If your score files have not yet been linked, please contact the SCGA Handicap and Member-ship Department at (800) 913-7242 or firstname.lastname@example.org. In addition to posting scores at any golf course computer, you have the ability to post scores via web appli-cations as well, as long as your club has authorized online score posting. These options include posting a score via the SCGA website, the SCGA mobile site, the GHIN.com website, eGolfer program and the GHIN Mobile application (available in the iTunes store or Android Marketplace). SCGA.ORG
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