About Handicaps

Maine's Handicap Posting Season runs from April 15 to October 31. Any rounds played in Maine during those months must be posted to one's handicap record.

The USGA® offers articles and resource materials to help individuals better understand the USGA Handicap System™ and the importance of establishing a USGA Handicap Index®.

The USGA also offers statistics on the average USGA Handicap Index for men and women in the U.S. , and suggestions for different tournament formats to use at your golf club.


Handicapping 101 Articles

General Handicapping Articles

Men's USGA Handicap Index Statistics

Women's USGA Handicap Index Statistics

Tournaments for Your Club