World Handicapping System

The World Handicap System launch in November 2020. It is designed to welcome more players, to make golf easier to understand and to give all golfers a handicap which is portable all around the globe.

It will replace the six different systems currently used by over 15 million golfers in more than 80 countries.

It has been developed by The R&A and The United States Golf Association (USGA), supported by the world’s handicapping authorities, including CONGU, which represents the four home countries of Great Britain and Ireland.

Put simply, each golf club will have a different rating and slope. What this refers to is the difficulty of the course. This means you could have a different handicap index for different courses. This is designed to make golf more enjoyable by giving the golfer a more accurate handicap for that course.

For Gorleston GC, we have had our golf course mapped, and to see you handicap for the day, please click below.