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.

New Short Guides

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


Mixed Tee Golf

CONGU are pleased to advise that a document concerning Mixed Tee Golf has been uploaded to the Q&A section of the website. So if you have queries about which Course, Standard Scratch or Stroke indexes to use, take a look under the Mixed Golf heading within Q&A.