World Handicap System

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The New World Handicap System

The New World Handicap System – details of everyone’s Handicap Index. You then take this value and then depending on which tees you are playing off you get your Course Handicap to play your game off.

For example someone with a Handicap Index of 9.5 playing in a competition off the White Tees at North Cliff will play off 11

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World Handicap System (WHS)

Welcome to our World Handicapping information which we have put together to try and explain to our members about the significant changes that are being implemented on how handicaps will be maintained.

The World Handicap System is being introduced on the 2nd November 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 will replace the 6 different systems currently used by over 15 million golfers in more than 80 countries.

It has been 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.

If you haven’t already, I encourage you to signup for your England Golf account at By signing up you can receive the England Golf WHS newsletters directly to your inbox. From the 2nd November you can also track your handicap through the England Golf WHS Platform.

The summary below provides an overview of the new system covering all the main elements and how they link together.

More Information
The above link activates a PDF file with more information

Best Regards

Dave Parrott Chair of Competition & Handicap Committee

Frequently Asked Questions

England Golf – World Handicap System

England Golf World Handicap System (WHS)
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In preparation for the transition to the new World Handicap System, can I please draw your attention to the attached Privacy Notice provided by England Golf. This explains what data will be collected in order for them to administer your Handicap, how your data will be used and stored.

If you have any queries relating to the Privacy notice or how your data will be processed then please contact

Kind regards

Joanne Duck
Club Manager

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