The World Handicap System (WHS) was launched in January 2020 to provide golfers with a unified and more inclusive handicapping system for the first time. Over 100 national associations have since successfully transitioned to the system.
Developed by The R&A and USGA in close co-ordination with existing handicapping authorities, the WHS provides golfers with a consistent measure of playing ability, with handicaps calculated in the same way wherever they are in the world.
Explore in detail the Rules of Handicapping
Course Handicap Calculator converts your Handicap Index into a Course Handicap.
Find out the answers to your questions on handicapping.
Series of videos outlining all you need to know about the WHS.
More resources and educational material for golfers.
The World Amateur Golf Ranking® (WAGR®) comprises a women’s ranking and a men’s ranking for elite amateur players, administered by The R&A and USGA.A global golf service, WAGR currently incorporates over 4,700 events with over 7,500 players.