Handicap Questions

Riverside Men's Golf Association

RMGA Handicap Questions

Review all of the Hanidcap questions and answers below.
Ensure that you and your fellow golfers are following all of these rules.
Following these rules are essential to RMGA fundamentals and integrity.

How do I post my scores?

There are three options for posting scores:

Kiosk at Riverside

Just enter your name and post your hole by hole scores.

WSGA Website

  1. Go to: https://wsga.bluegolf.com/bluegolf/wsga22/security/login.htm
  2. Enter your email and sign in? (You may need to create a password.)
  3. Go “Post” and post your score
    i.Make sure you enter correct


    • date of round played
    • tees
    • 18 or 9 holes

What is Net Double Bogey for Adjusted Gross Score?

In 2020 the USGA changed the maximum allowed score per hole for score posting to a net double bogey. Any holes that exceed a net double bogey need to be adjusted to a net double bogey, if you are posting your total score. If you post hole by hole the system will adjust for your score for you.

For more details:

For RMGA weekly competition we will the Adjusted Gross Score to determine weekly winners. This would be the same result as playing a Stableford point format that gives zero points for net double bogey or higher. Stableford is a USGA recognized form of competition.. Using the posted adjusted net score has the same results as a Stableford point system. For more details: https://www.usga.org/content/usga/home-page/rules/rules-2019/rules-of-golf/rule-21.html

For RMGA weekly events you can now pick up after your reach a net double bogey.

For RMGA stroke play tournaments, such as the Club Championship you cannot pick up.

So what is Net Double Bogey?

Maximum score per hole = Par + 2 + hdcp strokes for that hole

Examples: Riverside Hole 1, Hdcp 5

  • Player A (hdcp 0): 4 + 2 + 0 = 6 – (6 is the net double bogey. Score of 7 or higher would be adjusted to a 6)
  • Player B (hdcp 5): 4 + 2 + 1 = 7 – (7 is the net double bogey. Score of 8 or higher would be adjusted to a 7)
  • Player C (hdcp 18): 4 + 2 + 1 = 7 – (7 is the net double bogey. Score of 8 or higher would be adjusted to a 7)
  • Player D (hdcp 23): 4 + 2 + 2 = 8 – 8 is the net double bogey. Score of 9 or higher would be adjusted to a 8)
  • Player E (hdcp 41): 4 + 2 + 3 = 9 – 10 is the net double bogey. Score of 10 or higher would be adjusted to a 9)So once you reach net double bogey on a hole, pick up and speed up play.

What scores are acceptable for handicap posting purposes?

Handicap Posting

Per USGA rules you are required to post all acceptable rounds of golf. For RMGA members this includes:

  • 9 hole scores, 10 holes or more.
  • Away scores (This includes Janesville Blackhawk 9 holes)
  • Winter scores in states with active season
  • Wisconsin Active Season – April 1 to October 31
  • Match play scores – If you pick up on a hole, record score that you would have reasonable made.

USGA Handicap System™ 

Rule 2: Principle of the Rule

The scores a player submits for handicap purposes are at the core of the calculation of their Handicap Index.

Rule 2 covers the conditions a score must satisfy for it to be acceptable for handicap purposes, providing confidence that it will produce reasonable evidence of the player’s ability and, ultimately, a Handicap Index that is reflective of demonstrated ability.

    2.1 Acceptability of Scores (USGA Link)

    2.2 Minimum Number of Holes Played for Score to be Acceptable (USGA Link)

    What tee should I play from?

    Since it is hard to define a rule that will work best for everyone, RMGA allows players to play from the tee that will allow them to enjoy the game.

    For RMGA Tournaments specific tees will be defined.

    ​Playing Tee Guideline

    • Black Tees – 59 and under (16.3 or less)
    • Blue Tees – 60+ or 16.4 or higher
    • White Tees – 70+
    • White/Yellow Tees – 80+​