POSTING YOUR SCORE: The Club asks that each player post his/her score after every round, whether 9 or 18 holes. LCC uses the USGA Golf Handicap Information Network (GHIN) to compute handicaps for rounds played on any course. Players should post scores within 24 hours of the completed round using one of these methods:

  • LCC Locations: Posting stations at the club are located in the Golf House, and at the foot of the staircase leading to the Ladies’ Locker Room/Entrance to Mens’ Locker Room
  • Players may also post online at www.GHIN.com by signing in with your GHIN number.
    • You may have to create an account, if you have not done so here.
    • You can look up handicaps of any golfers in the GHIN system here.
    • For other GHIN questions consult this FAQ reference here.
  • Players may download the GHIN Mobile App, link their GHIN number to the mobile app, and post through the app at any time. The “GHIN Mobile” app is available in the Android and Apple app stores.

HANDICAP and INDEX: The purpose of the USGA Handicap System is to make the game of golf more enjoyable by enabling players of differing abilities to compete on an equitable basis. The System provides a fair Course Handicap for each player, regardless of ability, and adjusts a player's Handicap Index up or down as the player's game changes. Your Handicap at LCC is unique to the LCC facility and set of tees, while Handicap Index is portable from course to course, as well as from one set of tees to another set of tees on the same course. A player converts a Handicap Index to a Course Handicap based on the Slope Rating of the tees played.

Two basic premises underlie the USGA Handicap System, namely that each player will try to make the best score at every hole in every round, regardless of where the round is played, and that the player will post every acceptable round for peer review.

See the Golf Shop for any problems or questions related to posting your scores in the GHIN system.

Posting T-Score (Tournament Score): Routine events, such as regular play days, normally are not to be designated as T-scores because they are not significant in the traditions, schedules, formats, and membership of the club. An 'eligible tournament score' is a tournament score made either within the last 12 months or within the player's current 20-score history." There are more than 10 “T” events held at LCC each year; review the Mens’ and Ladies’ Golf Event pages to confirm which are official tournaments.

EQUITABLE STROKE CONTROL(ESC) (ADJUSTED GROSS SCORE

This USGA Rule (Section 4-3) requires that you review your raw score before posting and potentially make downward adjustments to that raw score before posting to the GHIN system. The maximum score you can post on any hole is based on your LCC Handicap and is summarized in this table:
 

LCC Handicap (18) LCC Handicap (9) Maximum Posted Score
9 or less 4 or less Double Bogey
10-19 5-9 7
20-29 10-14 8
30-39 15-19 9
40 or more 20 or more 10

The Club does have a Handicap Committee, a sub-committee of the Golf Committee that regularly audits peer score posting. Players not posting scores accurately may be subject to suspension of play in competition.