GHIN & Technology Services

The Metropolitan Golf Association created the forerunner of the handicap system, adopted by the USGA in 1911, and jointly developed, with the USGA, the GHIN (Golf Handicap & Information Network) service in the early 1980's.

Handicaps remain our most visible and widely used service with more than 140,000 Met Area golfers utilizing the service. Below are some of popular services available to both memember clubs and individual members. 

 

GHIN Services for Member Clubs:

GHIN Handicap Program Online™ (GHP)

The GHIN Handicap Program Online software effectively manages score posting; Handicap Index calculations; exceptional tournament score reductions (Section 10-3 of the USGA Handicap System); allows access to the USGA National Course Rating Database. This website is designed to allow club officials to manage their membership and file maintenance from any computer, tablet or even smart phone with access to the internet. GHP Online Golfer operates in real-time as it is connected directly to the GHIN server.

  • Twelve-month score and Handicap Index archives.
  • Enhanced peer review via member lookup.
  • Rapid Score Entry for fast input of member scores.
  • Interactive score posting with contemporary graphics and a friendly navigation style accommodating touch screen technology.
  • All score corrections, new member adds, name changes, addresses, etc., are reflected immediately.
  • Report library supporting "Paperless" environments and a powerful report designer.
  • Hole-by-Hole Stroke Analysis

USGA Tournament Management (TM)

The NEW USGA TM Software is the result of a collaboration between the USGA and Golf Genius Software. The MGA will offer two distinct, new products—as a replacement for the current Tournament Pairing Program (TPP)—to its member clubs through this exciting collaboration:

USGA Tournament Management Club, powered by Golf Genius

Is functionally equivalent to TPP® providing all the tools needed by the golf shop at a private club or public facility to set up and run member events, leagues and outings. It substantially reduces the workload in the golf shop and provides best-in-class printed materials including fully customizable scorecards, cart signs, bag tags, locker labels, tee sheets, alpha lists, etc., at no additional cost.

 

 

USGA Tournament Management Club Premium, powered by Golf Genius

Includes all the features of the base product plus capabilities to improve the golfer experience, GGS mobile app, live scoring, live TV leaderboards, online registration & payments, customizable website for each event, league, or outing and club system integrations. TM Club Premium will be available as an optional upgrade to clubs for an additional annual upgrade fee of $2500.

 

The MGA is extremely enthusiastic about this new collaboration and confident that the USGA Tournament Management software will offer our clubs a highly flexible application that will simplify all aspects of club tournament operations. Now is a great time for member clubs to embrace TM software and benefit from this new tournament platform.

 

The MGA is now offering Online Golfer Signup/Renewal tools to all member clubs as part of their standard membership benefits. This streamline web based service will give prospective members the freedom to join/renew their memberships online from any device 24/7. Additionally, this service can be a great addition for acquiring new members and increasing member retention through promotional offers and club discounts. Please check with the MGA for availability, or to answer any questions you might have on activating this service.

  • Streamlined registration process

  • Mobile device friendly

  • Set eligibility requirements, membership types, discounts, add-on’s and promotions.

  • Automated and customizable email notifications.

  • Optional auto-renewal for members

  • Transaction Reporting 

 

GHIN Services for Golfers:

MyMGA Mobile App:

Put the Met Area golf world at your fingertips with a personalized mobile experience that allows you to manage & follow your game. Features Include:

  • Post scores as soon as you walk off the course

  • Set up matches using the new Partner Handicap Lookup

  • Course Handicap calculator & Course Rating/Slope database

  • MGA Championship registration and calendars

  • MGA news, live scorings & results

  • Read full issues of The Met Golfer & Met EXTRA 

The official app of the Metropolitan Golf Association is available as a free download for all iPhone and Android devices.

 

eRevision Newsletter:

An essential part of the USGA® Handicap System™ is that all golfers in a region have their Handicap Index® updated on regular and consistent basis. The revision schedule of when these changes occur may not be well known by all golfers and it may not be convenient to get to their club to get a new handicap sticker. Now golfers can receive eRevision™ via e-mail when the revised USGA Handicap Index become official.

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information on any of our technology services pease email, support@mgagolf.org