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WSGA Posts About ‘handicap’

Why is there an ‘R’ next to my Handicap Index???

Friday, March 17th, 2017

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.

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SCORE POSTING BEGINS!

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

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.

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Handicap Spotlight: Preferred Lies (Winter Rules) and Score Posting; ‘NH’ showing at GHIN or Club

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

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.

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Handicap Spotlight: Temporary Greens and/or Tees

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017

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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Active Score Posting Season Right Around the Corner

Thursday, January 26th, 2017

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!

Thursday, December 22nd, 2016

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

Monday, November 14th, 2016

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

Thursday, October 27th, 2016

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

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

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Important reminders for the upcoming Inactive Score Posting Period

Thursday, October 13th, 2016

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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Video: Score Posting for Not Played and Unfinished Holes

Friday, July 1st, 2016

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.

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Video: Equitable Stroke Control

Friday, May 13th, 2016

Handicapping Education Series - Equitable Stroke Control

The WSGA discusses Section 4-3 of the USGA Handicap System, Equitable Stroke Control.

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Video: Section 3-5, Players Competing from Different Tees

Tuesday, April 12th, 2016

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.

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The Dreaded “R” – Handicap Index Reduction or Sandbagger?

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

The definition of a “reduced handicap index”, ex: 18.2R, is when a golfer has a minimum of two eligible tournament score differentials that are exceptional, at least 3.0 better than the golfer’s handicap index.

The definition of a “sandbagger” is one who misleads others about his/her ability level, claiming to be worse than he/she actually is.

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2014 Active Golf Season in Washington and Northern Idaho Begins March 1st

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

March 1st, is the first day to post scores for rounds played in Washington and Northern Idaho for the 2014 Active Golf Season.  Please take a moment to review your GHIN score record for any scores from rounds played between November 15th and February 28th in Washington and Northern Idaho which are never acceptable for handicap purposes. 

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Fall and Winter Score Posting

Friday, September 13th, 2013

As the score posting season begins to wind down, this would be the appropriate time to remind our members of the score posting polices and status of their memberships during the late fall and winter.

Scores from rounds played within the boundaries of the Washington State Golf Association are acceptable for handicap purposes, and are transmitted to GHIN, only when they are/were played between March 1st and November 14th.

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For Our WSGA Members, Posting Scores through the GHIN Network Has Never Been So Convenient!

Wednesday, November 14th, 2012

Did you know that not only are the Golf Associations of the Pacific Northwest (Washington, Oregon and Idaho) using GHIN as their Handicap Computational Service, but, that the Golf Associations in the Southwest (California, Arizona, Nevada and Utah) are also using GHIN?

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