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An Introduction to the new World Handicap System (WHS)

An Introduction to the new World Handicap System (WHS):

The new World Handicap System (WHS) will be launched in Scotland, and the rest of GB and I, on 2nd November 2020. 

The current golf handicapping system maintained by CONGU will be replaced by WHS which will unify the six different structures currently in operation throughout the world of golf.

With one single, global system in place for the first time, golfers will be able to obtain and maintain a handicap index and use this on any course around the world. 

Developed by The R&A and USGA in close coordination with existing handicapping authorities, WHS will provide all golfers with a consistent measure of playing ability, with handicaps calculated in the same way wherever they are in the world.

Over the next two weeks, Scottish Golf will focus on one of the key features of WHS per day, helping golfers across Scotland better understand the new system for handicapping ahead of its launch. 

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