CONGU Structure

CONGU Structure


CONGU is an acronym of the Council of National Golf Unions Limited, which is a company incorporated in England that is limited by Guarantee.

The objects of the Company are to hold the licence for the World Handicap System, to licence the National Governing Bodies to use the World Handicap System in their jurisdictions only, to undertake such duties as shall be allotted to it from time to time by the National Governing Bodies, and maintain contact between the National Governing Bodies.

The Board of Directors, who are Guarantors, comprise of two representatives from each of the Bodies representing England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales together with two representatives from the R&A Rules Limited. In addition to this there is an appointed Chairman and a Secretary.

Whilst the Board has overall responsibility for the Handicap Licence, much of the detailed work is carried out by the National Governing Bodies, and by the Technical sub-Committee and Course Rating sub-Committee of CONGU.