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News and feature stories for handicapping and GHIN Services.

HANDICAPPING NEWS

What is Course Rating?

What is Course Rating?

Get an inside look at the process of rating a golf course and how the numbers for Course Rating and Slope Rating are determined for each course.

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Video: Course Rating Overview

WSGA Senior Director of Handicapping & Course Rating John Saegner Jr. and WSGA Director of Handicapping & Course Rating Kevin Jones took the stage

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Golf’s new World Handicap System designed to welcome more golfers; feedback period begins

Golf's new World Handicap System (WHS)

The United States Golf Association (USGA) and Royal & Ancient (R&A) have announced key features of the

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Five questions with Golf Genius President and CEO Mike Zisman

Score posting season ends November 14

Mike Zisman has a background in enterprise software and a long career in building and managing successful businesses - Soft‑Switch, Lotus Development Corporation, and IBM among them.

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FROM THE DESK
OF JOHN SAEGNER, Jr.

2018 WSGA Score Posting Season Ends November 14

Score posting season ends November 14

The golf season in our area is quickly ending. The last day to play for score posting purposes in the WSGA territory will be November 14.

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The USGA Handicap System

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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