If you have a question about your handicap, that can't be answered by your Club Handicap Committee please feel free to submit an enquiry below:
Please Note: The Implementation date for the 2016 CONGU changes is 1st March 2016.
Handicap Roadshows - CONGU Changes 2016
You are invited to a FREE England Golf Handicap Roadshow presenting the 2016 CONGU Changes. Up to three representatives from your club can attend.
The workshop will provide clubs with an opportunity to understand the changes to the CONGU handicap system for 2016. It will also give clubs the chance to ask any questions you may have around handicapping.
The two-hour session will be presented by Gemma Hunter, England Golf Handicapping & Course Rating Manager, and supported by our network of expert Regional Handicap Advisors.
Venues have been booked around the country with 2 workshops at each venue. Please note: both workshops include the same content so you only need to book onto one. Start times are 1pm-3pm and 5pm-7pm. Refreshments will be provided.
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England Golf are the handicapping authority for all clubs and members under its jurisdiction and has the following responsibilities:
• Appoint a Committee to administer the UHS.
• Have policies for the administration of handicapping that are consistent with the fundamental principles and regulations of the UHS and with the Rules of Golf as approved by R&A Rules Limited.
• Have a policy to ensure that all Affiliated Clubs discharge their responsibilities under Clause 6.2.
• Establish a procedure to adjudicate upon the provisions of Clause 24 and when required appoint a Committee to perform the duties therein.
• Specify the appeal procedure to be made available to Members dissatisfied with the determination made by the Union pursuant to Clause 24.
• At its discretion, settle any dispute referred to it under the UHS, subject to clause 3.7.
• Establish within the Union conditions, restrictions and limitations to be imposed in respect of competitions deemed to be Qualifying Competitions and produce a list that must be reviewed and published annually – see also Clause 17.2(f).
• Specify the obligations to be observed by clubs and players in respect of a National Handicap Database.
• Conduct an annual audit of the handicap records of members of Affiliated Clubs with, as a minimum, a handicap of +1  or better.
• Establish a Competition Scratch Score for each round of every Qualifying Competition they organise.