30 Oct '16, 1pm

A handy guide to preppiring your Handicap Index for the winter season.

Autumn is here. Here’s a quick checklist to help you make the most of the upcoming weeks on the links. Active vs. Inactive Season Inactive season : A period of time, determined by a governing body, during which scores are not accepted for handicap purposes. Learn more here . Section 6-2 of the USGA Handicap Manual : If a round is played at a course currently in an inactive season, those scores are not posted for handicap purposes. Active vs. Inactive Schedule : Find out when the active handicap season ends in your part of the country. Snowbirds: Do you play most of your golf during the winter? Check this out. The Daylight Effect: If you set out to play 18 holes, but daylight spoils the fun, keep these two rules of thumb in mind for posting your score, using the guidelines explained in Section 5-2 of the USGA Handicap Manual: 12 Holes or Less: Post a nine-hole score 13-17 h...

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