Guam joins U.S. handicap network

Guam joins U.S. handicap network

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Guam joins U.S. handicap network

HAGATNA, Guam (USA) – Add the Pacific island of Guam to the list of growing international golf federations within the U.S. Golf Association’s Golf Handicap and Information Network.

The Guam National Golf Federation is now part of the network that comprises 70 state, regional and national golf associations, covering 41 U.S. states, Puerto Rico, Bermuda and the Dominican Republic.

Founded in 1989, the Guam National Golf Federation assists the island’s nine golf courses. The federation also selects and trains golfers to represent Guam in international competitions, including the South Pacific Games and the World Amateur Team Championship.

“We are very excited to make the GHIN service available to clubs and players here on Guam,” said George Benoit, president of the Guam National Golf Federation, in a statement. “It should help grow the game, enable more accurate handicaps among our golfers and perhaps even motivate them to practice more to lower their handicaps. I am confident that the GHIN service will greatly improve golf on Guam and the surrounding islands.”

Guam is a U.S. territory in the western Pacific Ocean with an area of 212 square miles.

GHIN serves more than 12,000 golf clubs in meeting the requirements of the USGA Handicap System that allows all golfers to compete on a relatively equal basis.

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