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WHS Overview

The new World Handicap System is being introduced on the 1st November 2020 and will replace the current handicapping system.

The purpose of the WHS is to provide maximum enjoyment for all who play the game by enabling players of any ability, from anywhere in the world, to play and compete with others on a fair basis.

A players reference guide explaining everything you need to know can be downloaded from the following link:

World Handicap System Player Guide


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Additional Information

The Scottish Golf Union are currently releasing a series of presentations to help golfers get a better understanding of how the new WHS system will work. New presentations are being published every day running up to the launch of the system on Nov 2nd. They can be found at the following link.



The SGU recently held a short 30 minute webinar forum on the WHS. This explains the WHS in more detail and answers several questions posed by members. A recording of the forum can be viewed by clicking on the following link.

500 Golfers Engage with WHS Zoom Call