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The USGA Handicap System

Friday, April 13th, 2018

Two basic premises underlie the USGA Handicap System, specifically that every player will try to make the best score at every hole in every round, regardless of where the round is played, and the player will post every acceptable score for peer review.

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Score Posting Responsibilities

Friday, March 30th, 2018

It is the responsibility of each golfer to post all acceptable scores as soon as practicable. The preferred posting method is through a handicap computer located at the club where the round was played but you may also post the round via the Internet, the GHIN Mobile App or the WSGA website.

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Score Posting Season Has Begun

Wednesday, February 28th, 2018

Just a quick reminder that the 2018 score posting season begins on Thursday, March 1st. You may begin recording scores for rounds played within the boundaries of the Washington State Golf Association.

In the February 15, 2018 eRevision, we passed along information that gave you your score posting responsibilities and Equitable Stroke Control (ESC).

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Score Posting Season to Begin on March 1st

Wednesday, February 14th, 2018

Just a quick reminder that the 2018 score posting season will begin on Thursday, March 1st. You may begin recording scores for rounds played on that date going forward.

In addition, if you have/had a score from a round played before November 14, 2017 and you did not get it posted, you can actually do that at any time.

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Status of Membership

Friday, January 12th, 2018

Trying to post a score via the Internet or on your mobile device, but you cannot complete the score posting process? Are you not receiving your bi-monthly handicap update? This could be because your club has inactivated your membership. All you need to do is pay your 2018 Membership dues at your club to continue taking advantage of all of the benefits of membership with the Washington State Golf Association.

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Posting of Scores and Handicap Updates

Thursday, November 30th, 2017

Each year, the Washington State Golf Association observes a period of time (November 15th to the last day of February) when scores from rounds played within the boundaries of the WSGA are never acceptable for handicap purposes. If you however play golf during that period in an area (Hawaii, California, Arizona, etc.) that is still accepting scores for handicap purposes, you must post those scores as soon as practicable.

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Inactive Score Posting Season Begins

Tuesday, November 14th, 2017

Scores from rounds played within the boundaries of the Washington State Golf Association between November 15th and the last day of February are never to be posted for handicap purposes. If however, you play a round during our Inactive Score Posting Season in an area (California, Arizona, Hawaii, etc.) that is still accepting scores you must post that score as soon as practicable.

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Inactive Score Posting Period Coming Up Soon

Tuesday, October 31st, 2017

With just two weeks until our Inactive Score Posting Period we would like to pass along important information regarding the posting of scores during our Inactive Score Posting Period:

You must post scores from rounds played within the boundaries of the Washington State Golf Association prior to November 15th at any time, even during our Inactive Score Posting Period (November 15 th to the last day of February).

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End of Season Score Posting and Handicap Updates

Friday, September 29th, 2017

As the year winds down, we would like to remind you of the score posting and handicap update policies of the Washington State Golf Association. Much like most of the Golf Associations located in the northern part of the country, the WSGA observes a period (commonly referred to as Inactive Score Posting Period, or Winter Freeze) where scores from rounds played from within the boundaries of the Association are never acceptable for handicap purposes.

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Equitable Stroke Control

Friday, April 14th, 2017

We all have bad holes from time to time in any given round, but we must apply Equitable Stroke Control in order for our handicap index to be properly calculated.

All scores for handicap purposes, including tournament scores, are subject to the application of Equitable Stroke Control (ESC).

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Why is there an ‘R’ next to my Handicap Index???

Friday, March 17th, 2017

The “R” next to your Handicap Index stands for reduction. It is not a restriction, and it is not permanent.

Most people coming into the new golf season are a little bit rusty unless you had the comfort of playing down South during the winter.

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Active Score Posting Season Right Around the Corner

Thursday, January 26th, 2017

The active score posting season is almost upon us!!! 

On March 1st you can again begin posting scores for rounds played within the boundaries of the WSGA.

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Welcome to the New Year!

Thursday, December 22nd, 2016

With 2017 now upon us, we thought we would try to talk a little about WSGA Memberships.

WSGA Memberships run from January 1 to December 31 each year.

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Inactive Score Posting Period Starts Now

Monday, November 14th, 2016

Just a quick reminder that the WSGA observes an Inactive Score Posting Period which runs from November 15 to the last day of February. During that period, scores from rounds played within the boundaries of the WSGA are not acceptable for handicap purposes.

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Posting Scores During Inactive Score Posting Period

Thursday, October 27th, 2016

With just two weeks until our Inactive Score Posting Period we would like to pass along important information regarding the posting of scores during our Inactive Score Posting Period

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Important reminders for the upcoming Inactive Score Posting Period

Thursday, October 13th, 2016

As the golfing season draws to a close we would like to give you information regarding your membership with the WSGA and the posting of scores during our Inactive season, November 15 to the last day of February.

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WSGA Handicap Computer Refresh Project

Monday, April 13th, 2015

The WSGA Handicap Computer Refresh program started in late 2014. We replaced about 265 computers across our jurisdiction. I had the pleasure of working with my team--Kevin Jones, our IT Manager, accompanied by tremendous help from Charissa Quiambao, our Handicapping and GHIN Services Coordinator.

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Friday Funny

Friday, March 13th, 2015

It is known that the WSGA Course Raters' top pick is Dairy Queen, but Ronald McDonald is trying to 'measure up' and convert them to McDonald's!

Happy Friday!!

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First day of Score Posting is March 1st

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015

Starting March 1st, scores from rounds played within the boundaries of the Washington State Golf Association will be acceptable for handicap purposes. Please make sure that when posting an acceptable score that you apply Equitable Stroke Control (ESC) when you have a score on a hole which exceeds your maximum under ESC.

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2015 USGA Handicap Seminars

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015

Do you have questions about the USGA Handicap System and how it affects you and your fellow members? What better way to have all of your questions answered than to attend a Washington State Golf Association conducted USGA Handicap System Seminars this spring!

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Score Posting and Handicapping Tidbits

Wednesday, February 11th, 2015

Score Posting and Handicapping Tidbits:

Well, our score posting season begins in four weeks, so there is no better time than now to review your score posting responsibilities:

• The WSGA observes a period each year (November 15th to the last day of February) in which scores from rounds played within the boundaries of the WSGA are never acceptable for handicap purposes.

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