Maintaining An Active Handicap Status

Members maintaining a handicap index with the Club are reminded that to be issued a Handicap Index, golfers must conform to the World Handicap System/United States Golf Association (WHS/USGA) and the SGA Handicap Policies.

A player should post a score immediately after the round or as soon as practical. It is strongly encouraged to post a hole-by-hole score. Total adjusted gross score may be submitted provided that player has already applied the Equitable Stroke Control (ESC) calculations for the submitted score.

Obtain an Active Handicap Index
If you have arranged for a handicap transfer to the Club or have recently completed your Courtesy Round, please submit at least three full games (either 9 or 18-hole scores) via the Centralised Handicapping System (CHS) account to obtain a Handicap Index. Scores must be dated after membership commencement and please ensure at least one score is dated within the last 6 months (i.e. gap between date of plays not more than 6 months).

Note: Player will not be allowed to participate in Orchid Country Club's (OCC) monthly medal without a local handicap.

Please email should you require any clarifications regarding handicap maintenance.