Far Hills, N.J. (October 27) – The Utah Golf Association has joined the United States Golf Association’s Golf Handicap and Information Network® (GHIN®), becoming part of the world’s largest handicap computation service.
The Utah Golf Association (UGA) was founded in 1966 and serves 126 member clubs and more than 28,000 golfers in the state of Utah. In addition to providing communications, course rating and volunteer support services, the UGA conducts 12 annual championships, including the Utah State Amateur – first contested in 1899 and believed to be the longest continuously conducted annual golf competition in the world.
“The UGA is excited to bring the extensive products and services of GHIN to our membership in 2011 and beyond,” said Reed McGregor, president of the UGA. “In speaking to several golf associations that currently utilize GHIN, we know our new supplier is positioned to be the premier member services provider, with many technological advancements, to organizations like the UGA.”
“We are very pleased to have the Utah Golf Association become part of the GHIN service,” said Christie L. Austin, chairman of the USGA’s GHIN committee. “They had the opportunity to choose from different providers, and we think it speaks volumes about GHIN’s product and service capabilities that they selected us to assist and support their member clubs and golfers. We look forward to helping the UGA serve the game of golf in Utah.”
Started in 1981 at the request of state and regional golf associations, the GHIN service has grown to serve more than 12,000 golf clubs and more than two million golfers. It is an optional offering for clubs in meeting the requirements of the USGA Handicap System that allows all golfers to compete on a relatively equal basis.