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.
For details on which courses are rated in England and can be played for handicap purposes click here.
To gain a Handicap Index® you must submit acceptable scores from 54 holes, made up of either 9- or 18-hole rounds, over any affiliated course that has been rated in England, including the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man.
All rounds must be pre-registered through the app, this is done by creating a score card before the start of your round, this is known as ‘registering a score intent’.
General Play Scores
General play scores must be submitted via the app to be used for handicap purposes.
Please note, we cannot accept scores from rounds played prior to the start of your subscription.
Scores Must Be Attested
All rounds must be played with a marker/fellow player with a membership number, this can be either a member of an affiliated Golf Club to England Golf who is registered on the MyEG app or another registered iGolf subscriber, who witnesses your round.
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.
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 be completed elsewhere; however we recommend you do this straight after your round. We would recommend filling in your virtual score card, the same way you would fill in a physical card.