The Word Handicap System will calculate a handicap index based on a player’s best eight cards from the last 20…what will happen to a player who has only handed in nine cards since 2018?

England Golf expert, Gemma Hunter said,  “Any player with a current CONGU handicap will get a handicap index under WHS in November, however, not all players will have 20 scores.  To calculate an index when we have fewer than 20 scores, we will use a sliding scale table which is comparable with the best 8 from 20 formula.”

“Once transition has been completed, player scores will continue to build through the table until a record has at least 20 scores.

“The transition process will be done automatically. Clubs and players don’t need to worry! The system will calculate all Handicap Indexes in advance of 2 November.”