World Handicap System

CONGU are delighted to announce that the Agreement for the new World Handicap System (WHS) which will come into operation on 1 November 2020 was approved by the Board with the support of all the Home Unions: England Golf, Golfing Union of Ireland, Irish Ladies Golf Union, Scottish Golf and Wales Golf.  The agreement was […]


2019 Rules Changes – CONGU Advice

With the introduction of the new Rules of Golf for 2019, a new format for play has been introduced – the Maximum Score format.  In addition, the potential for the introduction of a Local Rule to allow the Alternative to Stroke and Distance has been provided.  CONGU have generated documents to provide advice to Committees […]


Advice to Committees on the impact of the 2019 Rules of Golf Changes

With the implementation of the 2019 Rules of Golf changes on 1st January 2019, there are a number of areas of impact on the CONGU Handicapping System.  A document providing advice for Committees is available from the Home Page of the CONGU website.


CONGU Changes 2018

Changes to the CONGU UHS System have recently been announced. In view of the proposed introduction of the World Handicap System (WHS) these changes have been kept to a minimum and take into account some of the options likely to be adopted in the WHS, principal of which is to encourage players to submit more […]


Retirement of Secretary

CONGU announce the retirement of Melvyn Goddard, who has been secretary for the last 7 ½ years. Melvyn commented ‘This has been a very enjoyable and interesting position. It has been a privilege to see the research and hard work that goes on in the background to maintain and develop our Handicap system, much of […]

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