World Handicapping System

The World Handicap System is launching on 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 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.

Here’s a link to the England Golf’s Golfer Education Hub which covers the new Handicapping System – – >

Here’s a link to England Golf’s frequently asked questions and has some important information about using a golfers data such as email address and date of birth – PLEASE READ – – >

A useful overview of the World Handicapping System is also available here –