Far Hills, N.J. (November 7,
2012) – The United States Golf Association (USGA) announced today that the
Southern Nevada Golf Association will adopt the USGA’s Golf Handicap and Information Network®
(GHIN) for their handicap operations beginning November 15, 2012.
Nevada Golf Association was founded in 1967 and represents approximately 9,000
golfers, 60 member clubs and 55 golf courses. The association’s geographical
area of operations includes the city of Las
Vegas, one of the top tourism destinations in the
country with more than 4 million visitors each month.
important to find the best service to meet the needs of all our stakeholders;
from the local golfer and their member club, to the golf course operator,” said
Eric Yaillen, executive director of the
Southern Nevada Golf Association. “Being a destination market, the
connection to the members at all the other GHIN associations was an important
consideration. But in addition to meeting golfer expectations, we also
need to provide our member clubs, golf professionals and our association staff
with the best productivity and communication tools presently available.”
1981 at the request of state and regional golf associations, the USGA’s GHIN
service is now the largest handicap computation provider in the world, serving
more than 2.2 million golfers representing 74 golf associations and 13,000 golf
clubs in 44 states, 4 U.S.
territories and 4 foreign countries. GHIN is offered exclusively through state
and regional golf associations, federations and unions as a service for their
member clubs to assist in meeting the policies of the USGA Handicap System™,
which enables all golfers to compete on a relatively equal basis.
USGA is proud of the increasing recognition and support for GHIN that national
and international golf associations are delivering,” said Gene McClure,
chairman of the USGA’s GHIN Committee. “The GHIN service has become a true global handicap and member
service provider, and we look forward to continuing to develop and implement
innovative services as part of our strong commitment
to these associations.”