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World Handicap System

Each CIGA member receives a WHS/GHIN account with each year of active membership as a member benefit.​

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What is the World Handicap System (WHS) all about?

Golf already has a single set of playing Rules, a single set of equipment Rules and a single set of Rules of Amateur Status overseen by the USGA and The R&A. The WHS has unified the six handicapping systems that existed previously into a single system that:

  • Enables golfers of different ability to play and compete on a fair and equitable basis, in any format, on any course, anywhere around the world;

  • Is easy to understand and implement, without sacrificing accuracy; and

  • Meets the varied needs and expectations of golfers, golf clubs and golf authorities all around the world and is adaptable to suit all golfing cultures.

The WHS encompasses both the Rules of Handicapping and the Course Rating System.


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