Handicapping Basics

A CONGU ® Handicap is recognised by all Golfing Unions, Associations and Clubs throughout the world as indicative of the standard of play of the player.

CONGU Manual

Here you can gain access to the current 2016-2018 CONGU manual along with two short guides. Throughout the website, you'll find references to specific clauses in this manual.

Short Guides

Here you can find short guides to assist in the understanding of the CONGU UHS

Welcome to CONGU

A golf handicap allows players of all levels of golfing ability to compete against each other on a fair and equal basis. Thus a handicap system is effectively essential to the popularity and prosperity of the game of Amateur Golf. The System developed and refined by The Council of National Golf Unions (CONGU®) provides a player with a golf handicap that reflects their playing ability relative to that of all other players handicapped by the CONGU® Handicapping System.

Retirement of Secretary

CONGU announce the retirement of Melvyn Goddard, who has been secretary for the last 7 ½ years. Melvyn commented 'This has been a very enjoyable and interesting position.


New Short Guides

We have added two new Guides. The first is additional guidance on the operation of the Continuous Handicap Review.