Handicap Certification/Training

We would like to introduce you to our schedule of Handicap Seminars for the 2019 season. As you may already know from prior correspondence, Golf Canada is requiring member clubs to certify at least one Handicap Official, and have a Handicap Committee in place. We are hosting several Handicap Certification seminars this season in order to continue our education drive and to help member clubs, members, and general public achieve certification. These seminars are a more in-depth look into Handicapping and Course Rating and will give attendees a thorough knowledge of the Golf Canada Handicap and Course Rating system.

The Handicap Seminars are beneficial for

  • Club Members,
  • Handicap Committee members,
  • Golf Professionals,
  • Superintendents,
  • General Managers,

…and others interested in learning more about Handicapping in general. These seminars last half a day, and include a copy of the Golf Canada Handicap System Manual, as well as other relevant Handicap topics and materials. The registration fee is $35 plus tax which will cover room rental, food/beverage and course materials distributed. The seminars are listed on the attached registration form with locations/dates/times.

Area clubs will receive notice via email closer to the seminar dates.  Copies of the registration form and additional information are available at the link below.  Please pass this information on to all members who you think would be interested in attending.

To attend one of the Handicap Seminars, please return a completed registration form (found at the link below) to the Golf Ontario office prior to the respective deadline date.

For more information on the World Handicap System click here

You may register online for the in-person seminars, by using the link below of the location of your choice:


  Location Club Date Time
1 Webinar #1 Webinar #1 Tuesday March 17th 2020 6:30pm-9:30pm
2 Webinar #2 Webinar #2 Wednesday April 8th 2020 6:30pm-9:30pm
3 Mississauga Mississauga Golf and Country Club Tuesday, April 14th 2020 5:30pm-9:00pm
4 Amherstburg Pointe West Golf Club Saturday, April 18th 2020 8:00am- 12:00pm
5 Scarboro Scarboro Golf and Country Club Saturday, April 25th 2020 8:00am- 12:00pm
6 Barrie Barrie Country Club Saturday, May 2nd 2020 8:00am- 12:00pm
7 Webinar #3 Webinar #3 Thursday May 14th 2020 1:00pm-4:00pm
8 Kingston Cataraqui Golf and Country Club Saturday May 30th 2020 8:00am-12:00pm


You may conveniently register online for any of the venues at the following links:



Download the Registration form


The online Handicap Seminar is available as well for those unable to attend the in-person seminars.  Please visit https://handicap.golfcanada.ca/ to register for the online Handicap Seminar.


Handicap Chairperson and Committee Responsibilities

As part of the Handicap License Agreement, Golf Canada requires that every club have a Handicap Committee in place, and that one person (ideally the Chairperson of the Committee) has successfully completed a Handicapping certification seminar.

Participation in the Handicapping Seminar ensures that the individual is educated about the Handicap System and can oversee and implement policies at their home club.  Once an individual has successfully completed the seminar their certification is valid for 4 years (with the individual and club), after which they must re-certify.