England Golf Privacy Notice


In preparation for the launch of the World Handicap System (WHS), England Golf has provided all clubs with the wording of the England Golf WHS privacy notice.
England Golf take the principles of Data Protection very seriously. They are committed to being transparent about how they collect and use our members’ data, and the privacy notice is an important part of that commitment.

Click to view the England Golf WHS privacy notice, which has also been provided to all those Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) that have been licensed by CONGU to have access to the WHS platform in England and will be displayed by ISVs on their platforms.

World Handicap System

Although golf is now played based on a single set of rules (governed by the R&A and USGA), there are currently six different handicap systems around the world. The World Handicap System (WHS) will unify all of these six existing systems into a single system to enable golfers of different abilities to play and compete on a fair and equal basis, in any format, on any course, anywhere around the world.

England Golf have advised that the WHS will come into force in Great Britain on 2nd November 2020.

Summary of Main Points

The new handicap system will include:

• Course Rating and Slope Rating for each set of tees
• Your Handicap Index will be based on average of best 8 from last 20 qualifying scores
• Maximum handicap Index will be 54
• Abnormal course and weather conditions adjustments on a daily basis
• Your Course Handicap will depend on the slope rating of the course/tees being used
• Your Playing Handicap will depend on the format of play (i.e. individual medal or stableford or 4BBB etc.)
• A Soft Cap (+ 3 shots) and Hard Cap (+5 shots) will ensure that your handicap index does not increase excessively in a rolling year.

World Handicap System-Handicap Index Video

World Handicap System - Handicap Index Video

World Handicap System

WHS Video

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