MARYLAND AND VIRGINIA HANDICAP PROGRAMS
The Maryland Handicap Program (MHP) and the Virginia Handicap Program (VHP) are jointly owned and operated by the Middle Atlantic Section of The PGA along with the Maryland and the Virginia State Golf Associations respectively. Both programs help ensure fair and equitable handicapping for nearly 140,000 golfers at 426 facilities using the United States Golf Association’s approved formulae.
While each Association is an independent organization, they each play a key role in promoting golf through their cooperative efforts. In addition, the revenue generated by these programs is truly vital to the operations and success of each of these Associations. It is imperative that every PGA Professional promotes the use of legitimate handicaps to their patrons in order to continue to grow this key program. The cooperation of each and every MAPGA member and apprentice toward this end is greatly appreciated.
The handicap program offers three types of service: Hardware and Software, Software only, or Write-in. Through GolfNet and GHIN, the MHP and VHP offer extensive benefits, including an outstanding Tournament Software Package, the Official Course and Slope Rating Charts/booklets (for courses in Maryland, D.C., and Virginia, as well as surrounding states), and other services.
For more information on the handicap program, please contact your respective handicap representative as follows:
Maryland State Golf Association
Matt Sloan, Dir. of Handicap & Member Services
Suite 145, Commercentre East
1777 Reisterstown Rd.
Baltimore, MD 21208
Phone: (410) 653-5300
Fax: (410) 653-8810
Virginia State Golf Association
Michael Walder, Director of Handicapping
600 Founders Bridge Blvd.
Midlothian, VA 23113
Phone: (804) 378-2300
Fax: (804) 378-2369
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