The World Handicap System
The World Handicap System (WHS), implemented worldwide as of January 1, 2020, enables golfers of different abilities to play and compete on a fair and equitable basis no matter how or where they play.
The WHS encourages as many golfers as possible to obtain and maintain a Handicap Index. The WHS indicates, with sufficient accuracy, the score a golfer is reasonably capable of achieving on any course around the world. This enables golfers of differing abilities, genders and nationalities to transport their Handicap Index to any course globally and compete on a fair basis.