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 may 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 15th to the last day of February).
- With regards to the Inactive Score Posting Period of the Northwest Golf Association’s, the Idaho GA observes the same period of time as the WSGA, November 15th to the last day of February. The Oregon GA has elected to use December 1st to the last day of February as their Inactive Score Posting Period. So, if you take a trip to Bandon Dunes in late November, you must post those scores as soon as practicable.
- Why do golf associations have an Inactive Score Posting Period? The USGA Course and Slope Ratings computed for a set of tees represent the difficulty of that set of tees under normal or mid-season playing conditions. Since the largest number of scores posted in the WSGA occur during the month of July, we have defined normal or mid-season conditions as those present in July. Due to the unpredictability of off-season conditions – a lack of foliage, different/changing heights of rough, changing of green speeds, reduced bounce and roll and how they can affect a course’s difficulty, accepting scores during the Inactive Score Posting Period could affect a player’s index. Every golf association in the northern tier of the United States observes an Inactive Score Posting Period of some length. If you are interested in seeing the duration of the Inactive Score Posting Period in any golf association, please click on this link.
- If you play golf during our Inactive Score Posting Period in an area where scores are still being accepted for handicap purposes, you must post those scores as soon as practicable.
If you have any questions regarding your membership with the Washington State Golf Association or score posting during our Inactive Score Posting Period, please do not hesitate to contact us at 1-800-643-6410.