Archive for January 2014

USGA Offices Closed Monday, January 20, 2014

The USGA will be closed on Monday, January 20, 2014 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. If you encounter any issues that need immediate attention, please contact Fran Nee for assistance, or (908) 947-6110.

GHIN Technical Support will be on call from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm ET, Saturday and Sunday, January 18-19. Please contact Tech Support at (800) 940-8535 x1 or

Any requests received by GHIN Production after 5:00 pm (ET) on Friday, January 17, 2014 will be processed in the order in which they were received starting at 9:30 am (ET) on Tuesday, January 21, 2014.

The online GHIN Help Desk, Data on Demand and the USGA Info Portal are always available and can be accessed at the following addresses:


2014 Handicap Membership Card Orders

GHIN will begin the process of taking orders for GHIN Handicap Membership Cards for the 2014 golf season. Under your current agreement, GHIN Handicap Membership Cards are not included in the subscriber price and the cost will be directly charged to the association.

In order to continue to provide a competitive rate for associations that wish to order cards, we will again be working with our vendor, Drew & Rogers Inc. The deadline for orders is Monday, January 20, 2014. Design and artwork changes would have to be provided by Monday, January 27, 2014, to start production in order to have the cards to each association by the end of February. Artwork approval will be assumed if not received within three (3) business days of the proof being sent to the association. Production quantities will be subject to +/- 10 percent production runs. All orders will be shipped directly to each association and the association will also be responsible for actual shipping charges. As a reminder, GHIN does not store association Handicap Membership cards.

Using our volume bargaining capability, GHIN can provide your association a custom-design 4-color front with standard blue back using a .20 mil plastic handicap card at the cost of no more than 17 cents per card plus design artwork and set-up charges. The design artwork charges for your customized 4-color card would be charged to your association and run about $75 based on the work involved (exact repeats from the previous year will have no additional artwork charges). The setup fee will be approximately $75 per association design. To maintain this price, GHIN must receive orders totaling at least 10,000 cards from all associations combined.

In addition to the samples below, you can view other handicap cards produced by going to the USGA InfoPortal, select Documents, General Information from the GHIN menu and look for the Handicap Card Samples document. Associations wishing to place an order should email Bruce Rodriguez at GHIN with the order quantity and any design and logo changes that need to be made. Please be advised that cards will not be automatically ordered for your association unless you request them and any orders after the deadline will be at substantially higher rates.

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