Middlesex Golf

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World Handicapping System

The following checklist provides golf clubs with a list of required activities as part of World Handicap System preparation work.  They are described in more detial in the WHS document HERE

  1. Club representation and attendance at local County information workshop 
  2. Have your committee and key individuals viewed the online World Handicap System videos & documentation?
  3. Has your club prepared a dedicated World Handicap System page on your club website & a club notice board?
  4. Members' events - ‘save the date’. Look to arrange members' events to support further understanding.
  5. Cleansing of your club handicap system
    1. Removing non-members
    2. Removing ‘Pending’ status
    3. Ensure all playing members have ONE active CDH number
  6. Ensure all handicap reviews are completed prior to 1st March 2020.
  7. Encourage and promote the returning & recording of all scores (qualifying competitions & non qualifying) plus supplementary scores 
  8. Ensure rules on scorecards have been reviewed & space available to record slope and rating values 
  9. Has your club reviewed all their Terms of Competition, communicating changes to members?
  10. Does your club have any members with an overseas handicap? They will need to know the requirements of the World Handicap System.
  11. Handicap committee - minimum of three required who will support World Handicap System compliance at club level

There is also a list of the WHS F.A.Q's  and below are some videos that explain the changes that will be made. 

Introduction to changes coming with WHS2020

Basis of handicap calculation under WHS2020

Course and Slope rating under WHS2020

Playing Handicap under WHS2020

Maximum Handicap index 54 under WHS2020

Acceptable scores under WHS2020

Net Double Bogey under WHS2020

Daily Revisions under WHS2020

Playing Conditions calculation under WHS2020

Changes coming to handicapping under WHS2020

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