World Handicapping System

An Introduction to the New World Handicap System

The old CONGU handicapping system has now been replaced by the WHS Handicapping System which came into effect in November 2020‚Äč.

With one single, global system in place for the first time, golfers will be able to obtain and maintain a handicap index and use this on any course around the world.

Developed by The R&A and USGA in close coordination with existing handicapping authorities, WHS will provide all golfers with a consistent measure of playing ability, with handicaps calculated in the same way wherever they are in the world.

Please click here to be directed to the Scottish Golf website on World Handicapping