Friday, 30 October 2020


The new World Handicap System (WHS) will be launched in Scotland, and the rest of GB and I, next week - Monday 2nd 

The current golf handicapping system maintained by CONGU will be replaced by WHS which will unify the six different structures currently in operation throughout the world of golf.

WHS Initial Handicap Index Calculation Explained

From Thursday 23rd October Scottish Golf started the World Handicap System (WHS) transition process of golfer handicaps as we move to implement the new WHS. The main part of this transition was the calculation of every current CONGU Handicap into a WHS Index and golfers may have noticed their projected handicap has changed several times over the last few days as we aligned the data from the two systems.

To find out more about how we have generated initial handicap values that are as accurate as possible, please 
click here to access the WHS Initial Handicap Index document. This document also aims to answer some of the additional questions members may have around the process.