World Handicap System
Information regarding the new world handicap system.
World Handicap System Website
Toolkit for World Handicap System
What is the WHS?
Developed by The R&A and USGA in collaboration with existing handicapauthorities,
the benefit of the WHS over the current system is it combines the Rules
of Handicapping and the Course Rating System.
What is the new World Handicap System?
The new World Handicap System (WHS) is designed to:
• Attract more players to the game
• Make handicapping easier to understand
• Give all golfers a Handicap Index that can be transferable from club to club
The key timings to be aware of in the build up to the new system going live areas follows:
• 14th July 2020: WHS Toolkit 1.0 from England Golf is made available to all
golf clubs in England
• 15th July 2020: England Golf launches ‘Know the Score’ WHS campaign
• 2nd November 2020: WHS adopted at all golf clubs across England
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