GAO Handicap Scoring/Benefits

GAO Membership Benefits

All 2023 members will receive a GAO membership with their Lindsay Golf and Country Club Membership. Tuesday Night Men’s League, Wednesday Night Ladies League and Junior Members are excluded from receiving a GAO membership, although may purchase a GAO membership separately.

Everyone Benefits:


From $6,000 in Incident Protection to the Ability to track an Official Golf Canada Handicap Factor. Golf Ontario/Golf Canada has something for everyone.

You May Be On Bentgrass, But Not With Bent Clubs


Golf Ontario/ Golf Canada incident Protection provides up to $2,500 reimbursement for damaged, lost or stolen equipment. 


  ·         Report, replace, and return… to the game you love!

·         Peace of mind, whether you are playing at your home club or on a golf vacation

·         Hassle free reimbursement to get you back on the course

Bad Shots Are Now Pain Free

The only thing worse than an errant shot is the one followed by a loud crash. Golf Ontario/ Golf Canada Incident Protection provides relief in the event you ball damages a window on or near the course.

·         Reimbursement for damage up to $1,000 towards the cost of repairing or replacing the window 

Discounts On Merchandise And Event Tickets

PLUS even more golfer benefits!

       ·  Free or discounted access to online rules education

       ·  Golf benefits with RBC Home Insurance

       · Discounts on Golf Canada merchandise

       · Discounts on event tickets to the RBC Canadian Open and CP Women’s Open


*Some limitations apply. 

What’s Your Number?

You hear it on the first tee of almost every round. Your Golf Canada Handicap Factor is as much a part of the game as your putter.

·             A requirement to participate in most regional and club events

·             Provides players with easy to access tools to post scores and track their game

·             Official Handicaps are tracked within the Golf Canada Score Centre, a tool that can be accessed at you club, online and on your phone

Your Drives Rock, But Your Driving Not So Much?


Golf Ontario/ Golf Canada Incident Protection covers you in the event of an unfortunate, and potentially costly, golf cart accident.

·         Coverage for damages up to 2,500

·         Simple and straightforward reimbursement process