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Score Posting Season ends November 15th, 2012
The active score posting season will close today for the majority of the state. November 15th marks the end of the active season of golf in Utah. The only courses that UGA members are allowed to post scores from at those in the St George Area. For all others, even though they might still be open and able to play golf, the Score Posting Season will close Nov 15, 2012
Q: Why is Utah inactive for score posting from November 15th to March 15th?
A: When a member posts a score to his/her handicap, they are posting against the Course Rating and Slope of the given tees he played. These rating values were calculated by Course Raters during the peak playing condition of the course. When winter hits Utah, these playing conditions change considerably (i.e. greens are slower, rough height is shorter, less foliage, drives can roll farther, etc). These altered playing conditions will in many cases lower scores across the board, ultimately lowering handicap indexes to a value that cannot be played to during mid-season. Another way to look at it is to imagine what the Course Rating and Slope would be if the courses were rated in January. This is why authorized golf associations across the nation determine their respective inactive seasons that golf clubs in their jurisdiction must follow. Utah’s starts on November 15th and ends on March 15th. As a side note for you snowbirds that are traveling to warmer climates, check to see if your destination is seasonal or year-round. Remember, you must post rounds played at courses in states that are active, even if Utah is not!
If you have any questions, please feel free to call the UGA Office, or email [email protected]
Director, IT and Member Services
Utah Golf Association
4444 S 700 E Ste 105
Salt Lake City, UT 84107