WHS — What’s Under the Hood?
A golf handicap is a number — for example, 14.4 — but what’s behind the number?
The World Handicap System (WHS) enables golfers of different abilities to play and compete on an equitable basis, no matter how or where they play. It all starts with a Handicap Index, which is a numerical calculation of a golfer’s demonstrated ability.
All of the data and calculations for handicaps in the U.S. are managed via the GHIN technology platform. There’s a lot under the hood, but all you need to know to get started is your number.