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Handicapping News



News and feature stories for handicapping and GHIN Services.

HANDICAPPING NEWS

Five questions with Golf Genius President and CEO Mike Zisman

Q&A with Golf Genius CEO Mike Zisman

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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Changing from TPP to TM

As of January 1, 2018 TPP Online and TPP on the club's computer will not be supported by the USGA or WSGA.

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And Now For Something Completely Different

The Subtleties of Rating Reversible Courses

The subtleties of rating a course are magnified when rating a reversible course, as at the soon-to-open Silvies Valley Ranch.

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The ‘Art’ of Course Rating

The 'Art' of Course Rating

by Kevin Jones, WSGA Manager of IT and GHIN Services

The USGA Course Rating System, which is now the leading rating system internationally, is complex

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FROM THE DESK
OF JOHN SAEGNER, Jr.

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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Inactive Score Posting Period Coming Up Soon

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). ...Read More




End of Season Score Posting and Handicap Updates

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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Webinar: How is a Handicap Index Calculated?

Collin from the WSGA's handicap department covers how a Handicap Index is calculated. Since a Handicap Index effects the majority of golfers, we encourage everyone to watch and learn how this number comes to be!

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Podcast: Tees & Trips (w/ WSGA Sr. Director of Handicapping John Saegner!)

Josh visits with John Saegner, WSGA Senior Director of Handicapping & Course Rating to learn how they come up with slope and rating, and how you can volunteer to become a rater

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