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.

Announcement of New Chairman

CONGU is pleased to announce that Bob Carrick has been appointed Chairman of the Board in succession to Jim McArthur who resigned the post to take up a senior committee position within the R&A.  Bob has represented the R&A on the Board of CONGU since 2009.


World Handicap System

The R&A and USGA have announced plans for the introduction of a World Handicap System. To read the announcement, together with a number of Frequently asked Questions and Answers please follow this link Read 20/04/2017