** Last Update: 6th June 2020 **
Welcome to our World Handicapping pages which we have put together to try and explain to our members about the significant changes that are being implemented on how handicaps will be maintained.
The World Handicap System is being introduced on the 2nd November 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 6 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.
If you haven’t already, I encourage you to signup for your England Golf account at https://www.englandgolf.org/my-account-member/. By signing up you can receive the England Golf WHS newsletters directly to your inbox. From the 2nd November you can also track your handicap through the England Golf WHS Platform.
My summary below provides an overview of the new system covering all the main elements and how they link together.
Chair of Competition & Handicap Committee
6th June 2020