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World Handicap System Now Out (2020)

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On 10/11/2020 at 3:40 PM, dennyjones said:

Not really.   I was grandfathered in to the cheaper rate of $19.99 / yr.    The cost isn't the factor, it's just $$.   I like the data they supply.   I use Game Golf but I'm not sure how long they will continue to be operational.  

If you have a GHIN or whatever you can put your WHS number into the Grint and they'll sync. 

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35 minutes ago, dsc123 said:

If you have a GHIN or whatever you can put your WHS number into the Grint and they'll sync. 

This is true.  Conversely, since I started with TheGrint, I don't have access to GHIN.

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Question on "Active Season".   I just went to post yesterday's round in GHIN and it was rejected because it is "Outside the Active Score Posting Season for the Course".  Can anybody offer the rationale on why they would have "Active Season"? 

FYI, I am in Michigan, USA  

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27 minutes ago, StuM said:

Question on "Active Season".   I just went to post yesterday's round in GHIN and it was rejected because it is "Outside the Active Score Posting Season for the Course".  Can anybody offer the rationale on why they would have "Active Season"? 

FYI, I am in Michigan, USA  

This isn't new, there have been inactive seasons for much of the US for a long time.  The rationale, I suppose, is that course conditions and maintenance practices would unreasonably affect scores during some parts of the year, leading to unreasonably inflated handicaps.  You can see the active seasons for each Regional Golf Association here:

https://www.usga.org/handicapping-articles/handicap-active-and-inactive-season-schedule-25489.html

These active seasons are determined by each association, not by the USGA.

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32 minutes ago, StuM said:

Question on "Active Season".   I just went to post yesterday's round in GHIN and it was rejected because it is "Outside the Active Score Posting Season for the Course".  Can anybody offer the rationale on why they would have "Active Season"? 

FYI, I am in Michigan, USA  

They've always had an "active season."

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Active Season

The period of time when acceptable scores from a specified area should be submitted for handicap purposes, as determined by the Authorized Association where the round is played.

The active season is basically when the weather permits golf to be played pretty normally. And yeah, we're having some good weather right now, but you can't guarantee that every year. Most of the time, in Michigan, you're not having good weather on November 6.

So the allied golf association makes a "season" during which you can post scores, so as not to skew your handicap. If you played in snow, for example, that's not really golf the way it's played normally, so it would affect your handicap. Greens aren't being maintained much, the fairways, rough, bunkers, the course is wet or snow-covered, etc.

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Though in the winter, on the frozen tundra, you can get 400 yard drives.  But like the gorilla joke you'll also get 200 yard wedges when the ball bounces off the frozen green.  Stu, if you hurry out to Washington state, west side, you can still play in the "Active" season.  Until the 15th.

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I figured that may be it and yes @iacas we are having great weather this week, I think last year at this time we had 20 inches of snow.

@Double Mocha Man I nwish I could come out, but a little short of time and not thrilled about getting on an airplane.

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7 minutes ago, StuM said:

 

@Double Mocha Man I wish I could come out, but a little short of time and not thrilled about getting on an airplane.

I'm not fond of planes either.  If they run out of gas or they have mechanical problems they can't just pull to the side of the road and call AAA.   But otherwise, how are you ever going to play Pebble Beach?

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1 hour ago, Double Mocha Man said:

I'm not fond of planes either.  If they run out of gas or they have mechanical problems they can't just pull to the side of the road and call AAA.   But otherwise, how are you ever going to play Pebble Beach?

or St Andrews?

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Regarding handicap revisions, scores that count for the formula, I've been fighting with Club Directors because many golfers have handicap with scores older then 1, 2, 3 years.... What can be done? I can't believe that these players handicap can be fair for Club events. Again, could you please mention which actions can be done or rulings? Thanks in advance. 

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Section 7 of the Handicapping Rules talks about what the Committee can do.  The committee is supposed to do a handicap review for each player at least once a year.  Assuming that the player's newer scores aren't consistent with the older scores, the Committee can adjust the player's handicap.  I don't see a mechanism for the committee to remove those scores from his record, but it could "adjust" his index based on only the more recent scores.

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