What is the World Handicap System?
The new World Handicap System started on Jan. 1, 2020, and is intended to bring six different handicap systems together into a single set of Rules for Handicapping, enabling golfers of different abilities to play and compete on a fair and equal basis, no matter how or where they play.
To review the new Rules of Handicapping, click here to download a PDF copy.
Key Changes in the World Handicap System
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Handicap Index Computation
Course and Playing Handicap
Playing Conditions Calculation