Your WHS Handicap Index

The World Handicap System (WHS) is designed to welcome more players to the game, make golf easier to understand and to give all golfers a Handicap Index which is portable all around the globe.

It replaces the six different systems previously used by over 15 million golfers in more than 80 countries, meaning that a golfing handicap under the WHS is official worldwide.

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For details on which courses are rated in England and can be played for handicap purposes click here.

To obtain your Handicap Index:

  • Acceptable scores to be submitted from 54 holes, made up from either 9 or 18 holes, over any affiliated course that has been rated in England including Channel Islands and the Isle of Man
  • All rounds must be pre-registered through the app, this is done by creating a score card
  • General play scores must be submitted via the app to be used for handicap purposes. We cannot accept scores from rounds played prior to the start of your subscription
  • Geo-location technology is in place to ensure pre-registering the intent to post a score can only be done in close proximity to the course where the round will take place (scorecard submission can however be completed elsewhere). We would recommend filling in your virtual score card, the same way you would fill in a physical card
  • All rounds must be played with a marker/fellow player with a membership number (a member of an affiliated Golf Club to England Golf who is registered on the MyEG app or another registered iGolf subscriber). This person must be selected as a playing partner at the beginning of the round
  • To ensure the integrity of handicaps, a marker verification process is in place
  • Previous members of affiliated clubs may be able to transfer their playing history and handicap index providing they have a lifelong membership number (formerly known as CDH number – since 2015) and if the record has scores on the WHS Platform since 1st January 2018. Scores dated before 1st January 2018 will not be transferred.

To maintain your Handicap Index:

  • To maintain your handicap index, please continue to submit acceptable scores via the MyEG app from any affiliated course that has been rated
  • All rounds will need to be pre-registered through the app and played with a marker/fellow player with a membership number (a member of an affiliated Golf Club to England Golf who is registered on the MyEG app or another iGolf subscriber)
  • Geo-location technology is in place to ensure pre-registering the intent to post a score can only be done in close proximity to the course where the round will take place (scorecard submission can however be completed elsewhere).

Further Information

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Handicap Procedures Relating to iGolf

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World Handicap System (WHS)

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WHS Golfer Toolkit

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Rules of Handicapping

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MyEG app FAQs

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