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National Revision Schedule

Posted: 3/19/2012

Why is there a National Revision Schedule?

On Jan. 1, 2012, the National Revision Schedule for the USGA Handicap System™ became mandatory in the United States. The National Revision Schedule requires all domestic golf clubs to revise each player’s Handicap Index® on the 1st and 15th of every month, year round.

This change does not alter the inactive season posting policy, but instead, ensures that all clubs will not only be revising on the same dates, but also, all year long. This significantly benefits all involved; including, but certainly not limited to, players who are members of more than one club in various locations in the United States. Also, since clubs will no longer be required to revise only during the active season, but instead all year long, when players travel during inactive seasons and/or have “winter scores” to post, the player will no longer have to wait until his or her active season to post the scores and have the scores become a part of the scoring record.  

For those who serve on the club’s Handicap Committee, it is a more convenient way to have the club members remember when their Handicap Index will revise rather than to have various days of the week be the marker, which could provide inconsistencies throughout the year. Essentially, every player’s Handicap Index will be revised 24 times a year, and the players will be able to count on two revisions each month, regardless of where their club is located. 

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