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World Handicap System

Flip through the graphics below for a step-by-step overview of WHS or see the video guides and documents accessible further down this page.

You can also visit or for further information or download the WHS Players' Toolkit at Enjoy!

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Video guides

The three videos below examine specific areas of the WHS in further detail.

Slope Rating explained

Handicap Index explained

Playing Handicap explained


Click on any of the PDF logos below to download more detailed documents about WHS

WHS Players'
Reference Guide
WHS Golfer
WHS Glossary
of Terms

Implementation of WHS involves collection and handling of player data. you can click on the PDF logo below to download the England Golf WHS Privacy notice which sets out full details of data collection and handling.

England Golf
WHS Privacy Notice
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