The World Handicapping System
The World Handicap System 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 six 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.
Put simply, each golf club will have a different rating and slope. What this refers to is the difficulty of the course. This means you could have a different playing handicap for different courses. This is designed to make golf more enjoyable by giving the golfer a more accurate handicap for that course.
CLICK HERE - for some Frequently Asked Questions
CLICK HERE - to view the WHS Course Handicap Tables for Grim's Dyke Golf Club
CLICK HERE - for the Players Reference Guide from England Golf