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Club and golfer toolkits to explain how the WHS works

World Handicap System Education

Get to know the new World Handicap System in detail with the downloadable toolkits from this educational page.

These toolkits and guides were designed to help you understand the science behind every calculation and how different elements of the system work behind the scenes, even without golfers being aware they’re happening.

Learn here about how course handicaps and playing handicaps are calculated and how course rating, slope rating and other factors are taken into account when producing an accurate reflection of a golfer’s handicap on any given day.

Download WHS Golfer Toolkit

You can download the WHS Golfer Toolkit and The Rules of Handicapping Players Reference guide below:

World Handicap System Golfer Toolkit

Rules of Handicapping Player Reference Guide


Download WHS Club Toolkit

You can download the WHS Club Toolkit and use the resources to educate your members:

World Handicap System Club Toolkit


Find WHS club resources

Club administrators can download a number of resources designed to help manage club details for the World Handicap System. These include:

  • Access to the WHS Club Platform
  • The Rules of Handicapping
  • Change Request Resources
  • Materials to educate your members

World Handicap System Club Resources