The Golf Association of Philadelphia has an inactive season that begins on November 1 and rounds played on courses observing an inactive season are unacceptable for handicap purposes. If I play a round at a course observing an active season (Florida, for example) during our inactive season, I could post that score and it would adjust accordingly. But I don't expect to be playing any rounds in an area with an active season this winter, so my handicap will not change. I'm most probably stuck with my 8.4 until April because our off season money players don't adjust per our inactive season scores. I tried to implement a "winter handicap" adjustment just for our off season games a couple of years ago but I couldn't get everybody on board.