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WSGA Posts About ‘handicapping’

Top Reasons to Post Your Scores

Tuesday, August 20th, 2019
Top Reasons to Post Your Scores

There are many good reasons to why you should post your scores.

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New World Handicap System Prepares for Implementation Beginning in 2020

Tuesday, April 30th, 2019
World Handicap System

Golf’s new World Handicap System, which is designed to bring the game of golf under a single set of Rules for handicapping

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Score Posting Season Begins

Friday, March 1st, 2019
Score Posting Season Begins

Score posting season in WSGA territory has officially begun.

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What is Course Rating?

Friday, October 5th, 2018
What is Course Rating?

Get an inside look at the process of rating a golf course and how the numbers for Course Rating and Slope Rating are determined for each course.

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An Icon of the Golf Industry Retires

Monday, May 14th, 2018
An Icon of the Golf Industry Retires

By Troy Andrew, PNGA/WSGA CEO/Executive Director

(This article can be seen in the May 2018 issue of Pacific Northwest Golfer magazine)

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Golf’s new World Handicap System designed to welcome more golfers; feedback period begins

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018
Golf's new World Handicap System (WHS)

The United States Golf Association (USGA) and Royal & Ancient (R&A) have announced key features of the

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Changing from TPP to TM

Friday, September 8th, 2017

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

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017
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

Friday, June 16th, 2017
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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Handicap Chair Occupies Important Seat at the Table

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017

By Joey Flyntz, USGA

Whether you belong to a small online golf club or are a member of a large green-grass facility, one of your peers is responsible for ensuring the accuracy of everyone’s scoring record and Handicap Index®: the handicap chair.

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USGA and R&A Work with Handicap Authorities to Develop a Single World Handicap System

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017
Driving Distance Study

The USGA and R&A are working with golf’s handicapping authorities to develop a single World Handicap System for the game.

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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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