How to enter a score in the GHIN system
The WHS system changes the method in which golfer scores are posted for the purpose of handicap calculation. The current method now takes par into consideration, as well as the number of handicap strokes a golfer receives on that hole. The new maximum score per hole is termed net double bogey, and it’s defined as par, +2 strokes, plus any handicap strokes the golfer receives on that hole based on her course handicap. This is the most a golfer can post for handicap purposes.
An easy way to do this is to enter your actual scores, hole by hole, into the computer. The computer program, GHIN, will automatically calculate the maximum allowable score for you, without you needing to do anything further. You may enter it into the GHIN system on your home computer or on your mobile phone, either by keeping an extra scorecard to take home, or by taking a picture of the card on your phone and using that to post your score.
Handicaps will be updated in the system on a daily basis, so it is important to post your scores as soon as possible after completing play. The handicap list will be issued each Tuesday with the handicaps that must be used for that week’s tournament. All scores for rounds played home and away must be entered in the computer for handicap purposes except designated tournaments. Posted scores will be checked to ensure that all scores are being posted properly. Scores must be posted in order to receive weekly tournament prizes. All OHWGA tournaments should be entered as (H) in the computer unless instructed otherwise.
Please note that failure to post your score will take the player out of consideration for any winnings for that tournament.