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World Handicapping System
An Introduction to the new World Handicap System (WHS)
The new World Handicap System (WHS) has been launched in Scotland along with the rest of the British Isles on 2nd November 2020.
The old golf handicapping system maintained by CONGU has been replaced by WHS which will unify the six different structures currently in operation throughout the world of golf.
With one single, global system in place for the first time, golfers will be able to obtain and maintain a handicap index and use this on any course around the world.
Developed by The R&A and USGA in close coordination with existing handicapping authorities, 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.