The World Handicap System has made it easier for all golfers to get a handicap, which can be used anywhere worldwide. Remember, you don’t have to be a member of a club. You can take your first steps towards getting a handicap by submitting your scores over nine or 18 holes at a local golf club. Submitting scores regularly will give you an accurate handicap that reflects your playing ability. Many national associations now have smartphone apps so you can submit your scores and check your handicap record.