GOLF Link is the Australian national computerised handicapping service provided by Golf Australia (GA). GOLF Link calculates the handicaps of almost every Australian club member. The handicap records of all these golfers can be viewed on the GOLF Link public website – www.golflink.com.au.
Golf clubs perform their various handicapping and competition administration requirements via one of GOLF Link’s two club-level options. These two options are as follows:
• The basic GOLF Link Tier 1 operating system.
• A GOLF Link Tier 3 operating system. Tier 3 enables a club to purchase a third-party operating system that is aligned to communicate electronically with the core GOLF Link handicap calculation module. Whilst these third party Tier 3 systems provide more advanced functionality than what is on offer in the basic Tier 1 system, it is still the core GOLF Link module that calculates the handicaps of all members.