World Handicap System (WHS)

The World Handicap System (WHS) is expected to launch in the UK in 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 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.

The R&A and England Golf have been preparing and issuing Educational material about the impact of WHS.  Further details will be provided as we get closer to its launch.

The following videos give you an introduction and insight into WHS, To get the latest updates please visit England Golf WHS Education

1) WHS Player Journey

2) Introduction to changes coming with WHS

3) Changes coming to handicapping under WHS

4) Basis of handicap calculation under WHS

5) Acceptable scores under WHS

The following pdf lists Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) during Kent golf club briefing sessions held earlier in 2020