News and feature stories for handicapping and GHIN Services.
The USGA and R&A are working with golf’s handicapping authorities to develop a single World Handicap System for the game....Read More
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 DESK
OF JOHN SAEGNER, Jr.
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)....Read More
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....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