WORLD HANDICAP SYSTEM- COMING IN 2nd november 2020
The new World Hadicap System (WHS) will come in on 2nd November 2020 and this is a fundamental change in the 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.
A Slope and Course Rating will now be used for every course, in order to give players a course handicap for that day. As of 2nd November, players will need to use the relevant handicap conversion chart to work out their course handicap. Please see our course rating certificate and handicap conversion chart for you to refer to, below: