The World Handicap System

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Ladies Yellow: Course Rating 77.0, Slope Rating 142

The World Handicap System does not change the way golf is played but rather it changes how handicaps are operated and allows portability of handicap around the world. 

The key idea from a playing perspective is that members will have a handicap index, members can then look up a chart to tell them what their course handicap will be on a particular set of tees at a golf club. Depending on the format of play members will then have to apply handicap allowances to give the playing handicap for that round. Please see our Players Guide for an illustration of this.

Members will have resources online and at the club to confirm what their handicap index & course handicap will be. See the Course Handicap Tables at Fulwell. Handicap allowances will also be detailed for each competition and competition scorecards will confirm the strokes members will receive. 

Short introduction videos by England Golf are a good place to start to see the new changes.

For a quick guide in a Question & Answer format see this article from today's golfer

For a more in depth understanding please see a presentation created by Wales Golf - video - Slides part 1, Slides part 2

Know the Score Weekly Series 
- We highlight an area of the system each week

Week 1 - World Handicap System Overview

Week 2 - Course Rating & Slope Rating


Week 3 - Handicap Index

Week 4 - Course Handicap

Week 5 - Playing Handicap

Week 6 - General Play and Competition Rounds
Acceptable formats

Week 7 - World Handicap System Summary

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