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More information on the World Handicap System



On November 2nd, the World Handicap System (WHS) came into effect in Ireland alongside the other Home Unions of England, Scotland and Wales.

While the previous CONGU Handicapping System was an incremental one, the WHS is an averaging system based using the best 8 of the last 20 scores on your record.

This new system will provide maximum enjoyment for all by enabling all golfers, from anywhere in the world, to play and compete with others on a fair basis.

At this point, all handicap records have been transferred to the new WHS system – Golf Ireland, which will replace Golfnet.

Here are some things you will need to consider in preparation for the new system.

Do I need to do anything to transfer my handicap to the new WHS ?

No, your han