How to obtain a handicap

How to obtain a handicap

A CONGU handicap may only be allotted to someone who is a member of a club that is affiliated to one of the National Unions, so your first step towards gaining a CONGU handicap is to join such a Golf Club. The Union’s website of the Country in which you reside will be able to help you with this.

A Handicap is designed to reflect a player’s potential ability, so it would probably be helpful to have a few lessons to learn the basics of the game. Once you are comfortable with your game you will need to submit a number of scorecards, which should be signed by another person that is acceptable to your club. Arrange this with your club professional or Handicap Committee.

You will need to submit sufficient cards to provide scores for 54 holes of golf, which must be  9 hole or 18 hole scores. Once you have submitted these scores  your Handicap Committee will allot you a handicap.

For full details please refer to clause 16 of the 2016-2018 UHS Manual