Staffordshire Golf -
Staffordshire Golf Ladies -
The Staffordshire Union of Golf Clubs (SUGC) was set up in 1923 to promote golf in the County and to provide competition for top County players of all age groups as a route to Midland and International golf.

Although this principle is still held today, due to the fast paced world that we now live in so the Union is changing accordingly

CONGU - A golf handicap allows players of all levels of golfing ability to compete against each other on a fair and equal basis. Thus a handicap system is effectively essential to the popularity and prosperity of the game of Amateur Golf.
The System developed and refined by The Council of National Golf Unions (CONGU®) provides a player with a golf handicap that reflects their playing ability relative to that of all other players handicapped by the CONGU® Handicapping System.

The Royal & Ancient -
Formed in 2004 and based in St Andrews, The R&A engages in and supports activities undertaken for the benefit of the sport of golf.

Despite deriving its name from the members’ golf club, The R&A is separate and distinct from The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews.

England Golf (The EGU) - The English Golf Union merged with the English Women's Golf Association on 1st January 2012 to form England Golf, the governing body for all amateur golf in England. England Golf is the governing body for amateur golf in England. It is one of the country’s largest sports governing bodies and looks after the interests of more than 1,900 golf clubs and 675,000 men, women, boy and girl club members.

All players are able to register on the My England Golf websitewhere you will also be able to download the the MyEG App.

World Golf Handicaps

The World Handicap System has three main objectives: (i) to encourage as many golfers as possible to obtain and maintain a handicap; (ii) to enable golfers of differing abilities, genders and nationalities to take their handicap to any course in the world and compete on a fair basis; and (iii) to indicate with sufficient accuracy the score a golfer is reasonably capable of achieving on any course around the world, playing under normal conditions. Under WHS golf is now a global game with a single set of playing rules, a single set of equipment rules and a single set of amateur status rules.

World Handicap System Website

England Golf

WHS 2024 UPDATES - Changes to the Rules of Handicapping

Master Version - 2024 Player Reference Guide on the Rules of Handicapping

Resource documents & videos

2024 Rules of Handicapping manual