Introduction

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The World Handicap System....

....is a modern handicap system for all golfers everywhere

The World Handicap System (WHS) will provide all golfers with a unified and more inclusive handicapping system for the first time.

Developed by The R&A and USGA, 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 system takes into account not only the player's ability but also the difficulty of the course and the conditions under which it is being played.

The WHS is planned to be up and running from November 2020 and the team at the Lodge is currently undertaking the necessary preparatory work to adopt it.

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