World Handicap System Now in Effect; Score Posting Info

Jan 6, 2020

Effective with the start of 2020, the World Handicap System (WHS) will bring together the six handicapping systems used around the world into a single unified system. WHS 2020 will enable golfers of different abilities to play and compete on a fair and equitable basis, no matter how or where they play.

Due to the large amount of information that needs to be transferred to the new system, all GHIN products have been out of commission from January 1-5. Any Maine golfers who may be playing golf in warmer climates that are in their active handicap season could not be able to post scores during this stretch of time. However, the system is now live and players can now post their scores after playing their rounds.

GHIN Mobile App: 

For those who use the GHIN mobile app to post scores, you will need to update the app with these new changes. If the update does not work, you should delete the app from your phone and re-install it. The new app has a cleaner look and even allows players to track certain stats to watch the progress of their games over the season.

Don't know your GHIN number? You can either look back at a past e-revision newsletter and find it at the top of the email. Or you can call the MSGA during office hours and we can look it up for you.

Want to post your score online? Click here to post via You will need to know your GHIN number in order to log in and post a score online. If you don't know your GHIN number, call the MSGA during our normal office hours and we'll be glad to look it up for you.

For more detailed information:

Our Director of Member Services, AJ Simokaitis, has put together some handy articles explaining what changes are in store next year, including the rationale behind some of these major changes. We encourage our players to read up on these changes in anticipation of the switch to WHS on January 1, 2020.