Get a Handicap

Handicaps are an integral part of the game of golf and EWGA encourages each member to establish and maintain a handicap. A handicap, based on recent golf scores, is an indication of a player’s ability and reflects the improvement a player makes over time. Additionally, handicaps make it possible for players of different abilities to compete fairly with one another. Whether it’s an organized competition or a casual outing with friends, handicaps make the game of golf fair and fun!

Options for Establishing a Handicap

If you are establishing a handicap for the first time, there are two services offered through the EWGA Bermuda Chapter:

Bermuda Golf Association

Members of the Bermuda Golf Association are eligible to participate in Bermuda Golf Association functions, including tournaments and national representative teams. BGA members receive a Golf Handicap Information Network (GHIN) identifier which allows golfers to maintain a handicap using the USGA handicap system. Members also gain access to the members-only sections of the website and other BGA member benefits.

Members of all BGA member clubs are automatically enrolled for membership with the BGA and the GHIN systems. If you belong to a club, you do not need to join the BGA separately.  For golfers who are not members of BGA member clubs, individual memberships are available for an annual fees of $30. 

To apply, print and complete the
BGA Membership Application form and forward to the BGA office.

GHIN (Golf Handicap and Information Network) is a handicapping service offered by the USGA and administered through state golf associations.

Benefits of a GHIN Handicap:
  - Post scores at the course or online at
  - Printable handicap card sent to your e-mail address
  - Track personal game statistics in your eGolfer profile on the GHIN web site
  - Eligible to compete in competitions that require a GHIN handicap
EWGA’s GN21 Service

GN21 (GolfNet) is a web-based, handicapping system included with your EWGA membership. Like GHIN, it also is USGA sanctioned.

Benefits of GN21:
   - It's included in your membership! 
   - Post scores via EWGA website.
   - Print a handicap card on GN21 website.
   - View your scoring history.
   - Track personal game statistics.
   - Maintain a personal golf calendar.
   - Access 20,000+ golf course profiles.
   - Communicate with other members.
   - Attest scores for other members.

Getting started:
Click here to get to the national website login page. After you login in with your email and EWGA password, click on Handicap on the left side of the page. Create your profile.

E-mail our Rules & Handicap Chair, Margot at