Season officially begins on March 1, this is the first day for accepting scores.
Season officially ends November 14, this is the final day for accepting scores the last revision report for the active season will go out on November 15.
As of January 1, 2020 and the World Handicap System initiation, revisions of your handicap occur daily after posting of a score.
To clarify, while the Handicap Index will revise year round, the season for posting scores will be March 1 through November 14. Any rounds played in the region from November 15 through February are NOT to be posted for handicap purposes as this is our OFF season. However, if rounds are played in areas of the country that are in season, they are to be posted through the SIGA Website.
It is recommended that a stroke index allocation be applied over 18-holes, split into six triads with each hole ranked on its playing difficulty relative to par. The difficulty of each hole can be determined objectively using hole-by-hole data provided from the Course Rating procedure. See Appendix E: Stroke Index Allocation in the Rules of Handicapping.
Contact your AGA, Metropolitan Amateur Golf Association, for further information and to assist you in this process.
The purpose of the USGA Handicap System is to make the game of golf more enjoyable by enabling players of differing abilities to compete on an equitable basis. Two basic premises underlie the USGA Handicap System, namely that each player will try to make the best score at every hole in every round, regardless of where the round is played and that the player will post every acceptable round for peer review.