ANGC uses third party software to calculate USGA certified handicaps for our members. This allows members to play in any USGA sanctioned event worldwide.

Details of the handicap system can be found from the USGA Handicap Manual page, however there are couple of things we’d like to emphasize.

  1. Players are encouraged to post their own scores by clicking on the MyAccount button from our website. Log in with your account number and password.

    You may post 9-hole or 18-holes rounds. 9-hole rounds will be consolidated to equivalent 18-hole rounds for handicapping.

    Please note that if you enter your own scores by individual holes, then Equitable Stroke Control (ESC) is handled by the software. If you enter your total score only, then you must adjust your score based on your ESC. See Item 3 below for details. When entering your own scores, you must also drop your signed scorecard in the box in the club office.

    Note: If using your smart device to enter your scores, there are two good options:

    1. Go to the mobile portal @ and login using your account number and password.
    2. Download the app from the app store. You can then directly login using your account number and password.
  2. All acceptable scores should be posted.

    1. When at least seven holes are played (7-12 holes are posted as a 9-hole score; 13 or more are posted as an 18-hole score)
    2. Scores on all courses with a valid Course Rating™ and Slope Rating®
    3. Scores in all forms of competition: match play, stroke play, and team competitions where each player play their own ball
    4. Scores made under The Rules of Golf
    5. Scores played under the local rule of “preferred lies”
    6. Scores made in an area observing an active season
  3. Scores must be adjusted using Equitable Stroke Control (ESC). ESC is an adjustment of individual scores for handicapping purposes to better represent a player’s ability. ESC places a limit to the maximum number of strokes a player can take for a given hole, based on their Course Handicap™. ESC is applied only at the end of the round when posting scores for handicapping purposes. The following table defines the maximum number of strokes a player can take:

    Course Handicap Maximum Number of Strokes
    9 or less Double Bogey
    10-19 7
    20-29 8
    30-39 9
    40 and above 10

    Please visit Section 4-3 of the USGA Handicap System manual for further reference.

  4. Handicaps are computed twice per month regardless of how many scores you post. You can see what your new projected handicap will be by clicking your name in the handicap list.

  5. Course handicaps can be calculated using the following formula:

    Handicap Index® multiplied by Slope Rating® of tees played, divided by Standard Slope Rating (113) = Answer (rounded to nearest whole number, .4 rounds down and .5 rounds up)

    Example: 10.4 Handicap Index x 125 Slope Rating / 113 Standard Slope Rating = 11.5 = 12 Course Handicap

  6. Frequently Asked Questions regarding handicaps can be found from the USGA Handicapping FAQs page.