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World Handicap System (WHS) & Handicapping

The World Handicap System (WHS) was introduced on 2 November 2020.

This page was set up to introduce  WHS and help explain how the new handicapping system works. We have left the education resource available.

We have added a new section on returning social scores, both at Hindhead or at an away course for handicapping purposes.

England Golf have created an educational page for golfers - https://www.englandgolf.org/handicapping/


HOW TO RETURN A SOCIAL SCORE at HINDHEAD

To return a social score at Hindhead for handicapping purposes you have  three  options. In each case you  MUST  register your intention to return a social score before you start play.

1. PSI & Scorecard

Register your intention to return a social score via the  PSI (Player Score Input) screen located in the snack bar area. There are instructions on the desk on how to do this. Mark a scorecard whilst you play in the traditional manner. Have your score marked or verbally verified (allowed whilst we are under Covid-19 restrictions) by one of your playing partners. On the completion of your round enter your score into the  PSI by following the instructions and then place the verified scorecard into the scorecard box.

2. igApp

You will need to have downloaded the igApp onto your smart phone. For more information on the igApp and instructions on how to download it go to  https://www.hindheadgolfclub.co.uk/news.php?newsitem=218

Once you have downloaded the  igApp then instructions on how to use it can be found by watching the following video  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-FxOAlNRTus

As a means of verifying your score you must take a photo of your scorecard after your round and upload it as instructed.

3. MyEG App

England Golf have launched an App to support WHS and the returning of social scores. Follow this link to find out about the  myEG App, how to download it and how to use it   https://www.englandgolf.org/handicapping/whs-app/

In order to verify your score you will need to know the WHS/CDH number of one of your playing partners. They will be sent a message from the App to confirm your score.


HOW TO RETURN A SOCIAL SCORE at an AWAY CLUB

Under the new WHS rules you are permitted to return social scores when you play at another golf course. In order to do this in either England, Ireland or Wales you have  two  options as described below. For the remainder of the world, including Scotland you will, for the time being, have to send the Club details of your score. The best way to do that is to email a photo of your scorecard to  chrisd@hindheadgolfclub.co.uk  and confirm the name of the course, the course rating and the slope rating.

1. PSI

Register your intention to return a social score via the  PSI (Player Score Input) screen at the golf course you are playing at before you play. You should find a  "Visitors"  option on the screen and you will need to enter your  CDH number. It generally has 10 digits and is unique to you. You can find it on the Hindhead website, by going to  MY GOLF > Handicap Record or on one of the Apps described above. Mark a scorecard whilst you play in the traditional manner. Have your score marked or verbally verified (allowed whilst we are under Covid-19 restrictions) by one of your playing partners. On the completion of your round enter your score into the  PSI by following the instructions.

2. MyEG App

England Golf have launched an App to support WHS and the returning of social scores. Follow this link to find out about the myEG App, how to download it and how to use it   https://www.englandgolf.org/handicapping/whs-app/ .  

In order to verify your score you will need to know the CDH number of one of your playing partners. They will be sent a message from the App to confirm your score.


HANDICAP ALLOWANCES

Click on the following link to see the various Handicap Allowances under WHS depending on the format of your game.


WHS OVERVIEW

Click on the following links.

What is the WHS? 

Why has the WHS been created?  

How does the WHS work? 


COURSE RATING

Click on the following links.

Course Rating Explained

Course Rating Video - Key Features Video from the R&A and USGA


SLOPE RATING

Click on the following links.

Slope Rating Explained

Slope Rating Video - Key Features Video from the R&A and USGA


Course & Slope Rating: Table Example

Course & Slope Rating: Hindhead Women's Courses

Course & Slope Rating: Hindhead Men's Courses


HANDICAP INDEX

Click on the following links.

Handicap Index Explained

Handicap Index Video - Key Features Video from the R&A and USGA

HGC Note - What happens if you don't have 20 scores in your historic handicap record?


COURSE HANDICAP

Click on the following links.

Course Handicap Explained

Course Handicap Video - Key Features Video from the R&A and USGA


PLAYING HANDICAP

Click on the following links.

Easy As HCP

Playing Handicap Explained

Playing Handicap Video - Key Features Video from the R&A and USGA

Playing Handicap: Allowances Table


GENERAL PLAY & COMPETITION ROUNDS

Click on the following links.

General Play & Competition Rounds Explained

General Play & Competition Rounds: Authorised Formats of Play


FAQs, TERMS & RULES

Click on the following links.

Frequently Asked Questions

Glossary of Terms

Rules of Handicapping - Player's Guide


CLUB MEMBERS PRESENTATION

Click on the following link to watch the presentation delivered by Gemma Hunter (England Golf's Head of Handicapping & Course Rating)

Rules of Handicapping - Club Members Presentation


England Golf – World Handicap System (WHS) Privacy Notice  






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