The CONGU System

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.

You can find the Manual (*Last Update - 19th December 2019*), how to obtain a handicap and guides for the player and the Secretary.

Updates and Advice

** UPDATE - CONGU advice and recommendations to clubs for receiving qualifying scores whilst the COVID-19 situation persists - Further update 1st July 2020 ***

Guidance to Rules Adjustments allowable for the return of Qualifying Scores

Useful Information

An addition to the FAQs to provide more in-depth information on subjects that have raised the most questions, including Mixed Tee Golfing, Advice on the Continuous Handicap Review and and advice on the recording of No Returns (NEW).

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.

Returning of Qualifying Scores

In addition to the previous post regarding the adjustment of rules to allow the safe playing of golf whilst under the COVID-19 situation, CONGU has created a document to advise and recommend to clubs appropriate actions when running qualifying competitions and receiving Supplementary Scores. It expands upon the R&A advice on the relaxation of Rule 3.


Guidance on Rules Adjustments for Qualifying Scores During the Covid-19 Restrictions

CONGU Decision 23/3/2020 (Updated 05/05/2020, 11/05/2020 and 01/07/2020) This information is available in a downloadable document here Read 23/03/2020