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. Any 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. The WSGA Staff does check scores posted by our members during the November 15th to the last day of February time period and if we see any posted to courses in our state, we will delete them from a member's score history. FYI-A check
of scores posted during the November 14th to February 6 th showed that more than 50 scores were posted that should not have been posted. The WSGA Staff have deleted those 50+ scores from those players scoring records at GHIN.
Individual Golfer Score Posting Requirements
Adjusted (ESC) scores made on a course that has a USGA Course and Slope Rating must be posted as soon as practicable.
Scores in both match play and stroke play must be posted for handicap purposes. This includes scores made in match play, in multi-ball or in team competitions in which players have not completed one or more holes or in which players are requested to pick up when out of contention on a hole. In addition, if a player is disqualified but has an acceptable score, must record an adjusted score for handicap purposes.
Adjusting (Equitable Score Control) Scores
Equitable Stroke Control is used when a player's actual or most likely score exceeds a maximum number, based upon the following table below, for the player's Course Handicap from the tees played. Please remember your Course Handicap can change when different tees are played.
|Course Handicap||Maximum Number on any hole|
|9 or less||Double Bogey|
|10 through 19||7|
|20 through 29||8|
|30 through 39||9|
|40 or more||10|
NOTE: A handicap earned when a player does not apply ESC may not be termed a USGA Handicap Index.