WHS will – for the first time – unite six handicapping bodies across the globe under one standardised system.
This will allow handicaps to be truly portable and make for a fairer and more equitable system of accurately calculating a golfer’s current playing ability.
The system, which comes into effect on 2 November 2020 will replace the six different systems currently used by over 15 million golfers, in more than 80 countries, to unify all golfers across the world.
This video explains the key changes for you and we will go into more detail on some of the changes below:
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.
England Golf is set to unveil the World Handicap System (WHS) toolkit for golf clubs alongside a nationwide education campaign aimed at golfers, entitled ‘Know the Score’.
Both the digital toolkit and the campaign are designed to help golf clubs across the UK inform their members of the changes to handicapping ahead of the November 2 start date. The toolkit is the latest innovation from England Golf as part of its extensive WHS education process for clubs and golfers.
The new toolkit will be distributed to 1,817 golf clubs across the country early in July and will be available for download via englandgolf.org/whs