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Why do YOU need a USGA Handicap index through the WSGA?

A handicap provides a unique scoring system that levels the field for players of different abilities by "giving strokes" to the more inexperienced golfer. Without it, it wouldn't be much fun for the rookie golfer to go up against more experienced players.

It also makes it possible to compare scores when competing from different tees or even when women are playing against men.

  • It's an indication of your level of play, regardless of the course you're on.
  • It's a great incentive to improve your game: because it's based on your best 10 scores it's a reflection of your potential, not your average score or strokes over par.
  • Some golf courses, especially in Europe, require proof of golf handicap before letting you on the course. Keep that in mind when planning your golf resort getaway!

The WSGA provides the World's largest USGA Handicap Index service (GHIN) to you with additional services that include Championships, Casual Golf Days, Net and Gross Events, Golf Deals, and PNGA Membership. Additionally, you're supporting a non-profit organization that works hard for you on the sustainability and growth of the game!

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For the Individual Golfer

WSGA (GHIN) Other Handicap
  • The World's largest USGA computation Handicap Index service network (2.3 million golfers served)
WSGA Offers Other Handicap Vendors Do Not Offer
  • Free Mobile App (post scores, get news, handicap lookup, and more!)
WSGA Offers Other Handicap Vendors Do Offer
  • WSGA score posting stations at over 250 golf courses
WSGA Offers Other Handicap Vendors Do Not Offer
  • First-class WSGA championships, competitions, and non competitive casual golf days at top private and public golf courses
WSGA Offers Other Handicap Vendors Do Not Offer
  • Access to the most comprehensive special event and tournament calendar in the Pacific Northwest
WSGA Offers Other Handicap Vendors Do Not Offer
  • Book and save on golf in the U.S., Canada and globally
WSGA Offers Other Handicap Vendors Do Offer
  • Book and save on hotels, airfare, car rentals and cruises worldwide
WSGA Offers Other Handicap Vendors Do Offer
  • Free membership to Access Global Golf & Travel Network (earning credits on booking golf, hotels, airfare, car rentals, and cruises)
WSGA Offers Other Handicap Vendors Do Not Offer
  • Non-profit organization - all revenue goes back into supporting the game of golf
WSGA Offers Other Handicap Vendors Do Not Offer
  • Supports Washington Junior Golf, Northwest Turfgrass Research, and First Green Foundation
WSGA Offers Other Handicap Vendors Do Not Offer
  • Subscription to Pacific Northwest Golfer magazine (direct-mailed with the Golf Washington insert to your home four times a year)
WSGA Offers Other Handicap Vendors Do Not Offer
WSGA Offers Other Handicap Vendors Do Not Offer

For the Men's and Women's Clubs and Golf Course Facilities (in addition to the benefits above)

WSGA (GHIN) Other Handicap
  • Most comprehensive Tournament Software in the golf industry to administer your events (live scoring, instant handicap updates and more!)
WSGA Offers Other Handicap Vendors Do Not Offer
  • Free USGA Course & Slope Rating service at your facility
WSGA Offers Other Handicap Vendors Do Not Offer
  • A free personalized and comprehensive web site for your club through WSGA eClubhouse
WSGA Offers Other Handicap Vendors Do Not Offer
  • A powerful web-based tool to manage your club data through WSGA GHP Online
WSGA Offers Other Handicap Vendors Do Not Offer
  • Partners with Pacific Northwest Section PGA, First Tee, First Green, Seattle and Spokane Golf Shows, Golf Alliance of Washington, and your local representative of the USGA
WSGA Offers Other Handicap Vendors Do Not Offer
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WSGA Membership Includes PNGA Membership

WSGA Membership Includes PNGA Membership

As a WSGA member, you automatically become a member of the Pacific Northwest Golf Association (PNGA), and will receive all the membership benefits of that Association. Founded on February 4, 1899, the PNGA is a 501c3 charitable, international, amateur golf association dedicated to preserving the true spirit of golf by supporting its allied associations, conducting quality championships, and promoting activities beneficial to golfers in the Pacific Northwest. For more than a century, the PNGA has remained committed to being a truly regional organization providing benefits and services to its members and member clubs throughout the Northwest.

Benefits of being a member of the PNGA include:

  • Free subscription to Pacific Northwest Golfer magazine, direct-mailed to you
  • Eligibility to compete in the region's finest amateur championships
  • Opportunity to play in all events listed on the PNGA's "All Access Tournament Calendar"
  • Discounted green fees at numerous regional golf courses, including The Home Course (DuPont, Wash.), OGA GC (Woodburn, Ore.) and Chambers Bay (University Place, Wash.)
  • Exclusive offers for travel, golf, stay and play packages, and other discounted items

In addition, your support of the PNGA enables the Association to carry out many beneficial programs for the golf community throughout the region:



Nest Benefit Real Estate Program


Nest Benefit is a real estate program offered to WSGA members, friends, and family as a part of your membership benefits.

Nest Benefit works with top-rated agents and mortgage advisors from nationally-recognized companies who help you negotiate competitive real estate transactions while saving you thousands in closing costs and rebates.


  • SIGNIFICANT SAVINGS - Save .5% on every home purchase, sale, or mortgage transaction.
    • For example: $500,000 purchase = $2,500 savings
      $500,000 purchase + $400,000 mortgage finance = $4,500 savings
      $500,000 purchase + $400,000 mortgage finance + $400,000 sale = $6,500 savings

    • Calculate your savings at
  • BROAD NETWORK - Our network gives you more options when choosing a real estate agent or mortgage advisor. We partner with select top-rated agents and advisors from Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation, RE/MAX, Keller Williams Realty, and Coldwell Banker.
  • SAVE TIME - We put in the legwork to find highly-qualified agents and advisors so you don't have to.
  • FREE EDUCATION - We offer free consultations and seminars help you make the most of your real estate investment.
  • DONATION - We donate $250 to the WSGA on every transaction to the help support initiatives that promote the health and growth of the game.

Contact your Nest Benefit account manager today to learn more or get started at



2017 WSGA Multi-Member Rebate

If you have paid for a Washington State Golf Association Membership at more than one WSGA Member golf club and were issued the same GHIN number at each club, please complete the form below, and you will receive a rebate of $10.00 for each membership beyond your first membership.

The deadline for filing for a refund is December 1, 2017. If you have any questions regarding this program, please contact Torrin Westwood at (253) 214-2919. If you would rather print and mail the form below to the WSGA office, please click here to download a PDF.

Please note: No rebates will be issued before December 1, 2017, yet all will be issued no later than December 31, 2017. Junior memberships do not qualify for the multi-member rebate.

2017 Multi-Member Rebate Form

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GHIN Mobile App

Join the 64,000+ Members Who Have Downloaded the Free GHIN Mobile App Today!

GHIN Mobile is the official app of the Golf Handicap and Information Network® (GHIN®), a service of the United States Golf Association®. It offers a personalized mobile experience that allows you to manage and follow your game.

Here are some of the app's features:

  • Post your score
  • My Game
    • View your official USGA Handicap Index®
    • View your most recent scores
  • Interactive Course Handicap™ Calculator & Handicap Index lookup
  • WSGA News and event results
  • View Social Media posts (Facebook and Twitter)
  • Enter WSGA Championships
  • View WSGA Championship Pairings & Information



The GHIN Mobile app is available for use on Android, iPhone, iPad and the iPod Touch. Download it today at Google Play (formally, the Android Market) or the iTunes Store by searching on GHIN.

GHIN Mobile (Click to download from Google Play)

GHIN Mobile (Click to download from iTunes)

** For Blackberry and Windows Phone/Windows Mobile users, GHIN continues to maintain its mobile site,




Just in time for the Holiday season. The WSGA golf bag is the perfect present for the golfer in your life, even if that is YOU!

OGIO Featherlite Luxe Stand Bag

OGIO Featherlite Luxe Stand Bag


  • 9.5" Woode-lite performance top
  • Lift Grip trunk handle
  • Triple Tirangle shoulder strap system
  • Fleece lined valuables pocket
  • Walking accessible water bottle holster
  • Oversized putter pit
  • Umbrella containment system
  • 6 zippered pockets
  • Zippered rain hood included

Price: $115.00


OGIO Hauler Stand Bag

OGIO Hauler Stand Bag


  • 10" wide mouth 6-way performance top with full length club dividers
  • 3 detachable pocket panels for embroidery/logo application
  • 8 zippered pockets
  • Weather-resistant fleece lined valuables pocket with cell phone sleeve
  • Walking accessible water bottle holster
  • The SHOXX X4™ Full Suspension with integrated, adjustable elastomeric straps equalizes the load of the bag no matter how heavy. This creates a much more comfortable walking experience with less strain on the neck, shoulders, and back.
  • Lightweight fabrics - 3.8 lbs

Price: $145.00


*Prices do not included tax and shipping. Tax and shipping calculated based on shipping zip code.

*Option to pick up at the WSGA office during business hours.

For more information or to place an order please call 800.643.6410. Or leave your name, phone number and email address below along with the item you're interested in, and someone will contact you shortly:

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Planet Pro Shop

Now you can purchase custom apparel, hats, bags, balls, and poker chips commemorating every WSGA tournament!

Visit the online apparel store now!

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