How do we use the new WHS Handicaps in the competitions?

For 2021 we will use the Handicap Index for players so they can calculate their Course Handicap for each match to set the Playing Handicap having taken full difference.

We set the player eligibility rules using a Maximum Handicap Index because that is what makes every player equal.

When playing you will then calculate your Course Handicap:

Handicap Index x (Slope Rating ÷ 113) = Course Handicap

You then take the full difference of the 2 opponents Course Handicaps for the Playing Handicap in your game in the match.

The Maximum Handicap Indexes for 2021 Competitions are

  • Ladies Handicap Index of 30
  • Gents Handicap Index of 20

The new handicap system is launched in November 2020

“CONGU are delighted to announce that the Agreement for the new World Handicap System (WHS) which will come into operation on 1 November 2020

The introduction of the WHS has seen the removal of Competition Rule 6.c. So No additional shots will be given to away players.

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