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
- He's Batted 1,000
- Short Course Handicap
- Acive, But Inactive
- The "X" Factor
- The Great Equalizer
- The Human Element
- Among Her Peers
- So What's Stopping You?
- Did I Play to My Handicap?
- Golf is for Kids too!
General Handicapping Articles
- Slope on the Plus Side of Scratch
- USGA's Position Paper on Competing From Different Tees
- How Well Should You Play?
- What the New Multi-Ball Allowances Mean to You
- USGA's Position Paper on Equitable Stroke Control
- Junior Par System
- Odds of Shooting an Exceptional Tournament Score
- Handicapping the Unhandicapped
- Competing from Different Tees