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Helping you understand the new handicap system

World Handicap System

The World Handicap System is launching in 2020. It is designed to welcome more players, to 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.

Learn More - Golfers

Find out what the World Handicap System means for you as a golfer with details from what is the WHS and why it was created to how your handicap is calculated through your handicap index.

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Learn More - Golf Clubs

How can I implement the World Handicap System at my club?

As golf clubs will be responsible in handling their members enquiries on the new World Handicap System, make sure you are up to speed with all the details involved and how to escalate any more difficult queries.

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