Handicapping FAQs

Section 6

Posting a Score During an Inactive Season

Q.  Can a player post a score during the inactive season of the player’s home club?

A.  The authorized golf associations set active and inactive seasons for clubs to follow in their areas. If a round is played on a course that is observing an inactive season, that score is unacceptable for handicap purposes. However, if a member whose golf club is currently observing an inactive season plays at a course observing an active season, that score must be posted to the scoring record.

For example, if a member of a golf club in Michigan plays golf in Florida in January, the scores from Florida are acceptable, and must be returned to the club in Michigan.

Please visit Sections 6-2, 8-3, and Decision 6-2/1 of the USGA Handicap System manual for further information.