1. This is the official mobile app of the Golf Handicap Information Network (GHIN) , a service offered by the USGA to golf associations worldwide.
2. Note: Use of this app is only for golfers of a club using the GHIN services exclusively through their golf association.
Key features include:
• Score Posting (Total Score, Hole-by-Hole Score and Hole-by-Hole Score with Stats)
• Stat Tracking (Number of Putts, Greens in Regulation and Driving Accuracy)
• Score History
• Golfer Lookup
• Course Handicap Calculator
• My Card
Note: Use of this app is only for golfers of a club using the GHIN services exclusively through their golf association.
Problem with tee pull down
I just updated the App with the World Handicap enhancements. Everything looks good except the tee pull down menu generally does not work. I have tried on 2 iPads and 2 iPhones (for 2 different golfers). The other pull down menus seem to work fine.
WHS Update Needs An Update
Version 3.0, the WHS update: mostly useless. Can’t type in course by name without getting error. Can’t look up player handicap without getting error. Can’t get your course handicap. All you can really do is see your handicap card. WHS is a big change. This app’s version 3.0 is a big change. Clearly this app needs a lot more work to get it functioning as it seems to be designed to do. A for design. F- for implementation. Update: Three days into the new update. More functions are working now. I am able to find local courses (turn on location services for this app, filter to your state). I am able to look up and follow other GHIN members. I am able to get course handicaps. I would give it a higher rating except for the following issues. The app crashes a lot. Much more than is acceptable. The individual hole by hole scoring is still not working. I get a message that this feature is not available for the course I’ve selected. I don’t know if this is an app or local course issue. Honestly though, I would be just as happy to see the hole by hole scoring and playing stats functionality go away. There are plenty of other apps (some free) that provide this feature and do it quite well. I think these extra functions bloat the GHIN Mobile app, sucking up device resources and perhaps contributing to the frequent crashing. All I want the GHIN app to do is figure course/playing handicaps for me and my playing partners and record my scores.
Important feature does not work
The most important feature of the new WHS is the new calculation of the handicap index. That appears to be working correctly. The second most important feature is the ability to determine a course playing handicap. This feature does not work at all on either the app or the web site. You can select the course you are going to play, then it has a pull down for selecting the tee. The pull down does not work at all. There also does not seem to be a place where you can do your own manual calculation by entering a rating and slope.