United States Golf Association (USGA) is pleased to announce that the
Asociacion de Golf de Panama has adopted the USGA’s Golf Handicap and
Information Network® (GHIN).
de Golf de Panama, founded in 1972, represents 11 golf clubs and more than
2,000 golfers countrywide. As one of 32 national golf organizations outside of the U.S.
licensed to use the USGA Handicap System™, Panama now becomes part of the handicap
computation services provided to state and regional associations through the
USGA. With GHIN, golfers in Panama
will now be able to post scores via the GHIN mobile app and club officials will
have advanced tools to manage and analyze their club member data.
addition to joining GHIN, it was announced in January that Panama City’s Club
de Golf de Panama will host the 2017 Latin America Amateur Championship. These
two steps are evidence of the desire of the association to continue the growth
of the game and inspire interest in golf within the country.
in 1981 at the request of state and regional golf associations, the USGA’s GHIN
service is the largest handicap computation provider in the world, serving more
than 2.3 million golfers from 84 golf associations, federations and unions that
collectively represent more than 14,000 golf clubs in 47 U.S. states, as well
as the Bahamas, Bermuda, China, the Dominican Republic, Guam, Hong Kong, India,
Mexico, Panama, Puerto Rico and Sri Lanka. 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
The USGA conducts the U.S. Open, U.S. Women’s Open and U.S. Senior Open, as
well as 10 national amateur championships, two state team championships and
international matches, attracting players and fans from more than 160 countries.
Together with The R&A, the USGA governs the game worldwide, jointly
administering the Rules of Golf, Rules of Amateur Status, equipment standards
and World Amateur Golf Rankings. The USGA’s reach is global with a working
jurisdiction in the United States, its territories and Mexico, serving more
than 25 million golfers and actively engaging 150 golf associations.
The USGA is
one of the world’s foremost authorities on research, development and support of
sustainable golf course management practices. It serves as a primary steward
for the game’s history and invests in the development of the game through the
delivery of its services and its ongoing “For the Good of the Game” grants
program. Additionally, the USGA’s Course Rating and Handicap systems are used on
six continents in more than 60 countries.
information about the USGA, visit www.usga.org.