World Handicapping System (WHS)

The WHS has been created to allow as many golfers as possible the opportunity to:

  • Obtain and maintain a Handicap Index and reduce barriers of entry
  • Use their Handicap Index on any golf course around the world
  • Compete, or play recreationally, fairly regardless of where they play

England Golf has created a series of short videos to help explain all about the WHS

WHS - An Introduction
WHS - Basis of Calculation
WHS - Course and Slope Rating
WHS - Playing Handicap
WHS - Maximum Handicap Index 54
WHS - Acceptable Scores
WHS - Nett double bogey
WHS - Daily revisions
WHS - Playing conditions
WHS - Player journey