Mar 29, 2018

Handicap season officially opened April 1

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The time has come: golf season has arrived.

The Golf Association of Philadelphia’s 2018 season officially opened Sunday, April 1. That means you can now post scores from courses in the Philadelphia region to your handicap record. The Association will revise handicaps on the 1st and 15th of each month.

Scores can be posted straight from your iPhone or Android thanks to the GAP App. Search “gapgolf” in the App Store or Google Play to download the newest version.

Beginning in 2017, handicap posting season for the Philadelphia region was extended by two weeks. Rounds played in the local area before Nov. 15, the first day of the offseason, can be posted to the golfer’s handicap record.

The schedule change was made by the GAP as a response to the mild weather in recent Novembers, as a way to give golfers a chance to post more rounds and to end up with a more accurate USGA Handicap Index.

Golf Association of Philadelphia

Founded in 1897, the Golf Association of Philadelphia (GAP) is the oldest regional or state golf association in the United States. It serves as the principal ruling body of amateur golf in its region. The Association’s 200 Full Member Clubs and 70,000 individual members are spread across Eastern Pennsylvania and parts of New Jersey and Delaware. As Philadelphia’s Most Trusted Source of Golf Information, the Golf Association of Philadelphia’s mission is to promote, preserve and protect the game of golf.


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