The World Handicap System (WHS) is designed to accommodate the many different golfing cultures, whether recreational or competitive in nature.
WHS - Key Features
Minimal Number of Scores to Obtain a Handicap
Acceptable Scores for Handicap Purposes
Maximum Hole Score
Course Rating and Slope Rating
Calculation of Playing Handicap
Basis of Handicap Calculation
Abnormal Course and Weather Conditions Adjustment
Accommodating Local Golfing Cultures
A robust online library of materials has been created to help national associations in the delivery of their own education programmes to state, regional and provincial associations and golf clubs.National associations are encouraged to utilise all resources (including videos, infographics and posters) available via WHS.com. This platform allows them to login and support their clubs with the WHS roll out. Visit the National Association Resource Portal.
Golf club administrators are encouraged to engage with their national association for any assistance regarding the WHS. Assets can be shared with golf clubs to help with transition or other issues. Find your national association on WHS.com
A series of resources have been developed including video, download and infographic materials for all golfers to aid their use of the WHS.Players in Great Britain and Ireland can find additional resources here.Find out more information regarding the WHS with your national association on WHS.com
Rules of Golf Resources
The Rules of Golf are comprehensive and provide answers to the many issues that arise in a game that is played worldwide on many different types of courses by players of all abilities.