FORE November/December 2009 : Page 11

Be sure to contact your club now to renew your membership for 2010! Y our SCGA membership is valid only one of our 1,200 member golf club from San Luis Obispo to Baja California and East to the Arizona and Nevada borders. Don’t miss out on joining the SCGA renewing your current membership with your club as we enter into the GHIN fam of 69 golf associations, covering 42 stat Renewal time! than 12,000 clubs and 2.2 million mbined. The SCGA will also offer ber clubs a comprehensive tournament package free of charge. There is no better time to be a member he SCGA, as January 2010 brings new ber programs, a new SCGA website, re- ned magazine and directory, and more. scga.org to learn more. Other important changes regarding the SCGA’s move to the GHIN Handicap System 1 2 3 Six golf associations in Southern California will move their handicap services to GHIN in January. For the first time in more than 15 years, nine golf associations in California will be using the same handicap vendor services. Your SCGA member number will change. To create a unique seven- digit number, SCGA members will place a “9” in front of their current six-digit membership number. Golfers who already have a GHIN number will retain that membership number. Please contact the SCGA Handicap Department as soon as possible so your SCGA file and existing GHIN file can be merged on January 1. number.We will contact those members via e-mail or mail to notify them of their new number. 1st and 15th of the month. All scores transmitted by 9 p.m. the day prior to a revision will be included on the following morning’s Handicap Index. complete at midnight on the 1st and 15th of the month. 4 5 6 FORE Magazine • November/December 2009 The revision process generally takes about 3 hours – the revision will be Your Handicap Index and Low Handicap Index will be updated on the About four percent of SCGA members will get a brand new seven-digit SCGA January 4, 2010. This means no posting at golf course computers or online through the SCGA website. Golf course facilities will be provided with score posting sheets for golfers to record scores while the transition is taking place. Golfers may choose to hold on to their scorecards and record those scores once electronic posting resumes on January 4. 7 8 Golfers will no longer be restricted to post where they play.When the new GHIN software is launched in January, golfers will be able to record a score played at any golf course at any location. Example: If you played a round of golf at DesertWillow Golf Resort and were unable to post that day, the next time you are at a course utilizing GHIN you’ll be able to record the score on that facility’s computer. 9 If your club currently allows online score posting, those services will be transferred over to the GHIN handicap system as well, and you will be able to resume with online score posting on January 4, 2010. If you have questions regarding the transition, please contact your club’s Handicap Chair or the SCGA Handicap Department: handicap@scga.org www.scga.org 11 All electronic score posting will be suspended from December 22, 2009 –

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