- All tournaments except eclectic tournaments are played using a current handicap. Handicaps for 18 holers are limited to 40 when playing from green tees and to 36 when playing from the gold tees.
- Newcomers may play provisionally while they establish a handicap.
- World Handicap System rules as of January 2020 apply, which changes the index calculation.
- Maximum Hole Score: Net double bogey replaces ESC / Equitable Shot Control.
GHIN calculates the player’s Net + Double Bogey + any handicap strokes received on a hole…or, think of it as Par + 2 + what player is allotted based on handicap. This is used for handicap posting only and not for BWGA Tuesday tournaments.