Handicapping Basics

A CONGU ® Handicap is recognised by all Golfing Unions and Associations 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. Throughout the website, you'll find references to specific clauses in this manual.

Short Guides

Here you can find two short guides to assist in the understanding of the CONGU UHS: one is for the player and one is for the Handicap Committee.

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.

New Appointment

CONGU are pleased to announce the appointment of Jim Fisher of JBF Solutions Ltd, as Technical Committee Administrator. Jim has a strong background in computing and handicapping, having been a supplier of handicap software for many years.


England Golf Handicapping Videos

England Golf have launched a number of videos explaining various aspects of the CONGU handicapping rules. These videos can be accessed Read 07/09/2016