News and feature stories for handicapping and GHIN Services.
The United States Golf Association (USGA) hosted 125 industry experts Jan. 19-20 at Brookside Golf Club in Pasadena, Calif., for the Association's Pace and Innovation Symposium....Read More
In tandem with the 2016 updates to the Rules of Golf, the United States Golf Association has announced revisions to the USGA Handicap System™, effective Jan. 1, 2016....Read More
The Royal & Ancient (R&A) and the United States Golf Association (USGA) have announced the publication of the 2016 edition of the Rules of Golf...Read More
From the August issue of Pacific Northwest Golfer magazine.
Just when you think you've got the Handicap System figured out, a letter appears next to your Handicap Index in your latest revision.
What happened ?
Sometimes these letters are a function of an action taken by the club, other times they are a function of the Handicap System or the GHIN service....Read More
FROM THE DESK
OF JOHN SAEGNER, Jr.
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. With that rust usually comes higher scores before rounding into mid-season form. This can create a situation for some golfers where the “R” will suddenly appear next to their Handicap Index causing instant alarm....Read More
As of March 1 you can begin posting scores from rounds played within the boundaries of the Washington State Golf Association. The WSGA is a seasonal golf association which has a period of time (November 15 to the last day of February) in which scores played from within its boundaries are not acceptable for handicap computational purposes....Read More
Preferred Lies (Winter Rules) and Score Posting
Scores made when a Local Rule for Preferred Lies (Winter Rules) is in effect must be posted for handicap purposes unless the Committee (preferably the Handicap Committee in consultation with the Committee in charge of the course) determines that course conditions are so poor that such scores are not acceptable and should not be posted....Read More
Scores made during temporary situations are acceptable for handicap purposes when the conditions of the course are equivalent to the USGA Course and Slope Rating....Read More
Handicapping Education Series - Score Posting for Not Played and Unfinished Holes
The WSGA discusses Section 4-1 and 4-2 of the USGA Handicap System....Read More
Handicapping Education Series - Equitable Stroke Control
The WSGA discusses Section 4-3 of the USGA Handicap System, Equitable Stroke Control....Read More
Handicapping Education Series - Section 3-5, Players Competing from Different Tees
Kevin and Collin from the WSGA are at The Home Course talking about Section 3-5 of the USGA Handicap System, players competing from different tees or men vs women from the same tees....Read More