The World Handicap System (WHS)

WHS Information

The World Handicap System (WHS) was launched 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 replaced 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.

Druids Heath has it's own dedicated WHS Secretary to assist our members navigate handicaps and competitions.