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

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.  Should you have any scores from our “inactive” season in your GHIN scoring record, please contact your club’s Handicap Chairperson to have those scores deleted from your scoring record. 


Here are a few additional score posting facts to keep in mind:

  • If you start a hole but do not complete it, for handicap purposes you would record your most likely score which may not exceed your Equitable Stroke Control (ESC) limit.
  • If you do not play a hole or the hole is not played under the principles of the Rules of Golf, you must record a score of par plus any handicap strokes you are entitled to receive on that hole.
  • To post a 9-hole score you must play 7 to 12 holes of golf.
  • To post an 18-hole score you must play at least 13 holes of golf.
  • The preferred method of posting your score is on the computer at the golf facility after completion of your round of golf.
  • If you are just starting to establish a handicap index, a minimum of five scores must be posted to your score record before a USGA Handicap Index will be issued.
  • Nine-hole scores are combined in the order that they are received into your scoring record from any club or from any combination of nines, regardless of score type.  The combined 18-hole score will be designated with the letter “C”.
  • During our Active Golf Season, when a golf course is playing long due to weather conditions; please consider playing a more forward set of tees for more fun on the course and maybe play a little faster.

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