Purpose and Authorization; Obtaining a Handicap Index
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Interpretation 2

Rule 1 covers the fundamentals of handicapping, including:

  • The purpose of the World Handicap System
  • Authorisation
  • Responsibilities of key stakeholders, and
  • How to obtain a Handicap Index.
1.4
How to Obtain a Handicap Index
1.4a
Joining a Golf Club
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Whether a Professional Golfer Can Obtain a Handicap Index

A professional golfer may obtain a Handicap Index, provided they meet all of the player responsibilities within the Rules of Handicapping.