Date: September 15, 2009

How to get a Handicap

Official Australian (Golf Australia) handicaps can only be issued by golf clubs that are directly or indirectly affiliated with a State Association that is a member of Golf Australia. As affiliation requirements vary from state to state, enquiries should be directed to your State Association. A handicap issued by any other body has no official status even if it is calculated in accordance with the Australian Course Rating and Handicapping Systems. The complete Systems are available for download from this website. Golf Access Australia (GAA) is a joint initiative of Golf Australia and the Australian Sports Commission which aims to provide an opportunity for social golfers to obtain a handicap, participate more fully in golf competitions with a view to establishing a pathway to joining a Golf Club. Click here for more information.