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Updated: Feb. 17, 2017

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As a Golfweek Amateur Tour Member, you will receive membership into a -USGA compliant club through USHandicap.com and issued an official USGA index.

Within 45 days of joining the tour and filling out the 2017 registration, each member will receive an email from USHandicap with instructions on how to sign into your account. You will not be able to access your Silver membership until you receive the confirmation email. Nothing will be mailed, everything will be done via email address.

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Frequently Asked Questions


What is the US Handicap Service?

USHandicap is the largest network of USGA licensed clubs offering golfers a web-based service that allows them to track stats and obtain access to a USGA compliant handicap index. With a golf course database of over 30,000 courses, the service makes it easy to post scores and stats without the hassle of entering course related data like slope, rating, distance...simply search and find your course and post your score.

A variety of stats can be tracked; including the new "Equipment Timeline" service which allows members to attach the equipment used for any given round and compare game improvement based upon different equipment used.

Handicaps are USGA compliant. Per the USGA, a revised index is issued via email on the 1st & 15th of each month. At anytime, members can print an updated version of their handicap card for verification. In addition, each member will have access to their local handicap club chairman for verification assistance.

For more information, go to http://www.ushandicap.com/

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How do I get started with my Golfweek Amateur Tour US Handicap service?

Your silver membership for a one year USHandicap membership is included when joining the Golfweek Amateur Tour. A USGA Handicap Index will be provided through US Handicap within n 30 days of joining the tour and filling out the registration. Each member will receive an email from USHandicap with instructions on how to sign into your account. You will not be able to access your Silver membership until you receive the confirmation email. Nothing will be mailed, everything will be done via email address.

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If I have an existing USGA Handicap Index from a different provider (GHIN®, EZlinks, etc.), can I import those scores into the Golfweek Amateur Tour handicap service?

No. The Golfweek Amateur Tour utilizes a handicap service called US Handicap by Golfnet and scores from another handicap provider need to be manually entered into the US Handicap service upon signing up as a Golfweek Amateur Tour member. All tournament rounds played on Tour will be automatically posted to one’s US Handicap index, but not to an outside index, such as GHIN®, Ezlinks, etc. Any non-tournament rounds need to be manually posted to the member’s Golfweek Amateur Tour US Handicap account by the member so as to remain active and as up to date as possible.

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Golfweek Amateur Tournaments are flighted based off a Tour Index. How is this index generated?

You need a minimum number of rounds played on the Golfweek Amateur Tour to receive an official Tour Index. The Tour Index is generated from a player’s Golfweek Amateur tournaments only, and does not factor non-Golfweek Amateur Tour scores you post to your profile. When you compete in Golfweek Amateur Tour tournaments, your local Tour Director will automatically post those scores into your Golfweek Amateur Tour profile, helping to generate this Tour Index. A previous USGA Handicap Index and any other historical data will be used to flight you before you achieve the minimum rounds on the Golfweek Amateur Tour

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How can I verify my USGA® Handicap Index to play in an outside/non-Am Tour event?

The handicap index is a 100% USGA compliant index and should be accepted by most tournaments(World Am, etc).  That said, many state golf associations require the golfer to be a member to play in their events.  Sometimes, part of being a member is keeping your handicap with the associations handicap computation vendor (GHIN, GolfNet, Handicomp).   Some association's allow a non member rate to play in their events.  It is important to remember that each index, regardless of the computation provider is USGA compliant.

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When will my AGT Index be revised?

Your AGT index is revised on the Golfweek Amateur Tour website after the scores for each tournament are posted.

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Do I have to enter my Golfweek Amateur Scores into my USHandicap account?

It is your choice to add your Golfweek Amateur Tour scores to your USHandicap.

However, your AGT Index and flight on the Golfweek Amateur Tour will be calculated with only tournament scores from sanctioned Golfweek Amateur Tour tournaments. You can find your AGT index on the points standing page of your local Tour at amateurgolftour.net.

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When will my USGA Handicap Index be revised?

Handicaps are USGA compliant.  Per the USGA, a revised index is issued via email on the 1st and 15th of each month. At anytime, members can print an updated version of their handicap card for verification.  In addition, each member will have access to a local handicap club chairman for verification assistance. (Local handicap chairmen are not the same person as your local Tour Director. They are assigned through USHandicap and can be reached through the service.)

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How do I print my USGA Handicap card?

You will be able to print your handicap card from the My Game page by clicking the "Print Handicap Card" link on the column on the left side of the page.

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What happens if I already have an account?

Membership to the service is 12 months from the date of introduction and does not necessarily run concurrent to our season.If you already have an established account with USHandicap.com, your membership term will be extended an additional year and you should continue to use your established login credentials.

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Is there a cost to use the USGA Handicap Service provided by USHandicap?

No. Your Golfweek Amateur Tour membership includes a free silver USHandicap membership is free. Non Tour members pay $30 to enjoy this benefit.

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What benefits does a Silver membership provide?

The Silver USHandicap membership is included with your Tour membership offers golfers a web based service that allows golfers to track stats and obtain access to a USGA compliant handicap index. In addition to posting scores on over 30,000 pre-loaded courses, your membership also provides additional benefits like:

• Print promotions from our golf courses partners at no additional charge. • Meet new golfers via our forums.• Partake in our free fantasy games. • Account admin for tasks like changing your password.

With a golf course database of over 30,000 courses, the service makes it easy to post scores and stats without the hassle of entering course related data like slope, rating, distance...simply search and find your course and post your score.

A variety of stats can be tracked, including our new "Equipment Timeline" service which allows the member to attach the equipment used for any given round and compare game improvement based upon different equipment used.

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How do I log-in to my Golfweek Amateur Handicap Service?

Simply go to the log in link listed on the left side of all pages on the Golfweek Amateur Tour website. Sign in with the email that you used to register for the Tour. If you have forgotten your password go to this link to reset it.

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If I have problems, who do I contact?

USHandicap has a FAQ page that explains general information like how to reset your password. any additional questions ahould be directed to the US Handicap Support team. The Golfweek Amateur Tour Directors will not be able to assist you.

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