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USGA Recaps Industry Takeaways from Pace and Innovation Symposium

Pace and Innovation

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.

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USGA Releases Changes to Handicap System

Handicap System Changes

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.

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The R&A and USGA Release 2016 Edition of Rules of Golf

2016 Rules of Golf

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

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The Alphabet Soup

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.

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Rules Spotlight: Temporary Greens and/or Tees

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.

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Rules Spotlight: Preferred Lies and/or Winter Rules

One of the primary principles of the Rules of Golf is to "play the ball as it lies," which the WSGA strongly recommends in most instances.

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Active Score Posting Season Right Around the Corner

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!

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

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

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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Video: Reduction of Handicap Index

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Important reminders for the upcoming Inactive Score Posting Period

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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