The Northern California Golf Association website contains a handicap lookup that allows users to find a handicap by member number, Golf Handicap Information Network number, or by the golfer's name. Individuals may find multiple handicaps using an official GHIN number.
Users searching by GHIN number input the number without dashes and click "Lookup". The lookup feature displays someone's handicap along with the last 20 scores used to calculate the figure. A handicap lookup is provided by a local golf association in conjunction with the United States Golf Association. Only active golfers appear in the database, and new golfers may not have scores added until the next handicap revision.
Individuals can search by name on the NCGA website by inputting the last name, first name and state followed by clicking Lookup. Names appear in a list in ascending alphabetical order. Information in the list includes a person's name, home course, home association, handicap index and the effective date.
Users can also click on the person's name, highlighted in red, to view the player's last 20 scores. Score data includes the date the score was made, the score type, previous handicaps and a slope rating. The database updates handicap scores on the first and 15th of each month, and the 15 most recent handicaps for each person appear in the GHIN database.