Like the TGA, the USGA is looking for
new ways to connect with recreational golfers, those weekday and weekend players
who have the most fun just being outdoors and teeing it up with friends and
Everyone who loves the game can join
the TGA or USGA and take advantage of the numerous benefits and rewards available
to all members. Unfortunately, not enough people in the golf community fully
understand how belonging to a golf association can help them get more enjoyment
out of the game, which is why it’s so important to find innovative
communication methods to help deliver the message to larger, more diverse
To this end, the USGA recently struck
up a partnership with Barstool Sports and their ForePlayPod social channels to
help casual and beginner golfers understand the benefits of having an official
USGA Handicap Index.
Barstool’s Riggs recently posted a
series of fun, informative videos as part of his #DailyNine brand. During the
videos, he explained World Handicap System concepts such as Course Handicap,
the importance of posting scores daily and the safeguards set in place by the
USGA for accuracy and integrity within the WHS.
One of our favorites from this
campaign was posted on March 4. In the video below, Riggs was having a tough
day on the course. Not to worry, he said, and went on to explain how the Net
Double Bogey limit on strokes helps keeps his Handicap Index in check.
We all suck at golf. That's just a fact. We all have off days as you can see during today's #DailyNine. Luckily under the World Handicap System, the max score for handicap purposes is a NET DOUBLE BOGEY, so the occasional bad hole doesn't hurt your Handicap Index.