In order to maintain the integrity of the handicap system it is important that members abide by the World Handicap System guidelines below and in doing so, our Handicap Indexes accurately reflect our playing abilities. In particular, please post all of your scores as soon as possible after playing. For TPMGA events, the Handicap Chairman will post your scores.
Failure to post rounds or intentionally posting incorrect scores will be considered conduct unbecoming a player and may result in revocation of a player's future participation in TPMGA events per the LOCAL RULES AND CONDITIONS OF COMPETITION.
If necessary, adjustments to current USGA Handicap Indexes for TPMGA events will be reviewed and approved by the Handicap Chairman and the Board of Directors.
World Handicap System
1.3 Responsibilities of Player, Handicap Committee and Authorized Association
A player is expected to:
Act with integrity by following the Rules of Handicapping and to refrain from using, or circumventing, the Rules of Handicapping for the purpose of gaining an unfair advantage,
Attempt to make the best score possible at each hole,
Submit acceptable scores for handicap purposes as soon as possible after the round is completed and before midnight local time,
Submit acceptable scores to provide reasonable evidence of their demonstrated ability,
Play by the Rules of Golf, and
Certify the scores of fellow players.
Golf Club/Handicap Committee
A golf club is affiliated to its Authorized Association and is responsible for ensuring the Handicap Index of those members who have designated it to be their home club is administered in accordance with the requirements of the Rules of Handicapping.
A Handicap Committee is established by a golf club and is responsible for ensuring compliance with the golf club’s specified obligations and responsibilities under the Rules of Handicapping.
Where a National Association administers and manages a player’s Handicap Index directly, the National Association assumes the responsibilities of a golf club.