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What do I need to know about the World Handicap System?

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What is the World Handicap System?

The World Handicap System 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. Developed by the R&A and The USGA It will replace the six different systems currently used by over 15 million golfers in more than 80 countries.

Club Platform access

To access the club administration area on the World Handicap System platform, follow the link below:


WHS Club platform access

World Handicap System Toolkit

The toolkit has been created to help you, the golf clubs, educate your members on the key changes brought about by the introduction of the new World Handicap System. The toolkit contains over 100 resources for you to use.


Download WHS Club Toolkit

Order Rules of Handicapping

England Golf are making printed copies of the Rules of Handicapping available to golf club officials only via this formal ordering process. Orders will be limited to one rule book and a maximum of 50 players reference guides (packs of 25) per golf club. Kindly complete all the required details via the order link below. Delivery times will be within two weeks.


Rules of Handicapping Order Form

How it works

So how does the World Handicap System work? Find more education materials including instructional videos, seminar presentations, Handicap Committee roles and responsibilities and much more.

Find out more

Educate your members

Using the WHS Resources effectively will help your members become more educated on the WHS and will help you have less queries to deal with. Find out more here.

Educate your members