World Handicap System

The World Handicap System has been designed to make golf more modern, fun and inclusive. It is a consistent system that is being implemented around the world which was rolled out in GB and Ireland on 2nd November 2020.

This animated video playlist created by The R&A and USGA and supported by England Golf outlines the key changes of the World Handicap System. Each video gives a short, but detailed explanation of a key feature of the new system:

An Introduction

Basis of Calculation

Course and Slope Rating

Playing Handicap

Maximum Handicap Index 54

Acceptable Scores

Net Double Bogey

Daily Revisions

Playing conditions calculation

Hard and Soft Caps

Summary - What does it mean for you?

Frequently Asked Questions

Player Reference Guide

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