Here in the northeast most of the golf courses are closed for the season. A few on Cape Cod remain open during winter but the ground is frozen, ponds and streams are iced over and golf balls perform in very unexpected ways. For this reason scores kept for handicap purposes cannot be posted during the off season. But what if you are traveling south to a warmer climate for a few rounds of golf? Can you post those scores?
Golfgurls just received the following information which might be useful to golfers traveling this winter.
For those traveling to warmer locales this winter season, please remember that any rounds played in an area that is in season (i.e. Florida) must, according to Rule 6-2, be posted.
The player has a few options when posting the score. First, the player may be able to post as a guest on the club’s computer if the two clubs use the same computation service or through the IGN network if both clubs use a handicap service that subscribes to the IGN. Second, if the player’s home club has approved Internet posting, a score may be posted back to the home club via the Internet. Third, the player can keep a copy of the score and the ratings and post when the player returns to the home course no later than the start of the active season.
Also remember that Bay State golfers who venture to warmer climates during the winter season can post scores during the winter months and see a change in their handicap index.