Why are we no longer using our GHIN Index for tournaments?
We will be using our own PGC Tournament Index because players’ scores in PGC Tournaments are knowingly verified by their competitors and the Tournament Director. This eliminates any possible chance of “sandbagging” because we are only using tournament scores to calculate your index (not rounds outside of tournament play).
Will I still have a GHIN Handicap Index with my Premier Golf Club Membership?
Yes. You will still have your handicap index with GHIN and you will still be able to post scores to GHIN. However, your GHIN index will be separate from your PGC Tournament Index.
How can I check my PGC Tournament Index for 2018?
What is the difference between a PGC Tournament Index and USGA Index?
The PGC Tournament Index was created to use only “verifiable rounds” from tournament play. The formula to calculate a PGC Tournament Index is identical to a USGA Handicap Index. The only differences are:
- You only need 3 tournament rounds to establish an PGC Tournament index (vs 5 rounds)
- The revision period will occur every weekly (vs bi-monthly) – we play a max of 2 tournament rounds a month
Will my tournament rounds still be posted to GHIN?
UPDATE 1/22/18: No. Now that we are using your tournament rounds for your PGC Index, you will be responsible for posting your own tournament rounds going forward.
How many rounds will it take for me to have my PGC Tournament Index
Can I still play in a tournament if I don’t have a PGC Tournament Index?
Yes. We will accept a verifiable USGA Index if a player does not have the minimum PGC Tournament rounds recorded (3). However, your handicap index will be adjusted by taking 80% of your index until you fulfill your 3 round requirement to create a PGC tournament index.
How is the PGC Tournament Index calculated?
The PGC Tournament Index is calculated by the following chart:
Use this table to determine how many rounds are used in the PGC Tournament Index calculation.
3 – 6 rounds, your best round is used as the differential.
7 – 8 rounds, best 2 rounds.
9 – 10 rounds, best 3 rounds.
11 – 12 rounds, best 4 rounds.
13 – 14 rounds, best 5 rounds.
15 – 16 rounds, best 6 rounds.
17 rounds, best 7 rounds.
18 rounds, best 8 rounds.
19 rounds, best 9 rounds.
20 rounds in the last year, use the best 10 rounds.
If I have an existing USGA Handicap Index from a different provider (GHIN®, EZlinks, Golfnet, etc.), can I use these scores to create a PGC Tournament Index?
No. Only PGC Tournament scores will be used to create a PGC Tournament Index. If you play in our tournament with an existing GHIN index (but no previous PGC tournament rounds), your handicap index will be subject to an adjustment of up to 90% until you fulfill your 3 round requirement to create a PGC tournament index.
How can I view other tournament players indexes?
Easy. Follow these simple steps:
- Visit www.scratch18.com and login using your “email” (you used to register) and “lastname”
- Under the “player dashboard”, under “quick links”, click on “Your Leagues”
- Click “menu” link and click “Group Info”
When and how often does my PGC Tournament Index revise?
Every Monday after a tournament is played.
For further questions, please contact the Tournament Director.