World Handicap System

"A modern handicap system for all golfers everywhere"

The World Handicap System (WHS) was launched in November 2020 and will provide golfers with a unified and more inclusive handicapping system for the first time.

Developed by The R&A and USGA in close coordination with existing handicapping authorities, the 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.

A key objective of the initiative was to develop a modern system, enabling as many golfers as possible to obtain and maintain a Handicap Index. Golfers will be able to transport their Handicap Index globally and compete or play a casual round with players from other regions on a fair basis. It will also indicate the score a golfer is reasonably capable of achieving the next time they go out to play.

Website Links
https://www.randa.org/en/worldhandicapsystem
https://www.englandgolf.org/handicaps-rules/whs-2020/
https://www.dcgu.org.uk/whs_2020
https://www.whs.com/
Downloadable Documents
WHS Infographic
WHS FAQs
Course Handicap Table
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