WHS

World Handicap System

The World Handicap System

The World Handicap System was launched in 2020. It is designed to welcome more players, to make golf easier to understand and to give all golfers a handicap which is portable all around the globe.

It has replaced the six different systems previously used by over 15 million golfers in more than 80 countries.

It was developed by The R&A and The United States Golf Association (USGA), supported by the world’s handicapping authorities, including CONGU, which represents the four home countries of Great Britain and Ireland.