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Helping you understand the new World Handicap System


The World Handicap System is designed to welcome more players, make golf easier to understand and to give all golfers a handicap which is portable all around the globe.

It will replace the six different systems currently used by over 15 million golfers in more than 80 countries.

It has been developed by The R&A and The United States Golf Association (USGA), supported by the world’s handicapping authorities, including CONGU, which represents the four home countries of Great Britain and Ireland.

Register to find your Handicap Index

World Handicap System

Find out how to use your handicap index in social and competitive play under the new World Handicap System. This includes details of course and slope ratings and a course handicap calculator.

World Handicap System


Discover the features of the MyEG mobile app including help on how to locate your CDH ID, where you can download the app and useful guides to using the system.


WHS Education

Want to understand the World Handicap system inside and out? Learn all you need to know with our golfer and club toolkits, plus additional WHS resources for managing your club.

WHS Education

WHS Club Resources

A dedicated page to providing resources for your club to manage their details on the World Handicap System. Downloads include forms to request changes to your course or tee data in the system.

WHS Club resources