World Handicap System

World Handicap System

Developed by The R&A and USGA in close coordination with existing handicapping authorities, the WHS will provide all golfers with a consistent measure of playing ability, with handicaps calculated in the same way wherever they are in the world.

A key objective of the initiative was to develop a modern system, enabling as many golfers as possible to obtain and maintain a Handicap Index. Golfers will be able to transport their Handicap Index globally and compete or play a casual round with players from other regions on a fair basis. It will also indicate the score a golfer is reasonably capable of achieving the next time they go out to play.

The Joint GUI/ILGU WHS Committee has developed a series of videos for clubs to review the content and prepare further for the forthcoming changes. These presentations are very detailed but allow the viewer to consume the information at their own pace.

The password for each of the videos is  WHS2020

Video One

Video Two

Video Three

Video Four