The World Handicap System was launched in Great Britain on 2nd November 2020. The new system has been developed by The R&A and the USGA and will replace the current CONGU system.
Key features of the World Handicap System (WHS) include:
• A consistent handicap that is portable from course to course and country to country through worldwide use of the USGA Course and Slope Rating System, already successfully used in more than 80 countries.
• A Course and Slope Rating has already been completed for our course, and there will be one for every course you will play. Click here to view our course and slope ratings.
• An average-based calculation of a handicap, taken from the best eight out of the last 20 scores, but with a safety mechanism to ensure that a player's handicap cannot increase too quickly.
• A calculation that considers the impact that abnormal course and weather conditions might have on a player’s performance each day.
• Daily handicap revisions, taking account of the course and weather conditions calculation, even if the competition results have not been processed.
• A limit of Net Double Bogey is the maximum score for a hole (for handicapping purposes only).
• A maximum handicap limit of 54, regardless of gender.