Understanding The World Handicap System

The number of strokes you receive in your net games will likely change in 2020 as the USGA and R&A officially announced in November that the World Handicap System was ready to be rolled out in 2020.

In a release, the governing bodies announced that the WHS system will go live in other parts of the world “throughout the year to accommodate different implementation plans and variations in the golf calendar.”

With the WHS, golfers around the world will have “a unified and more inclusive handicapping system for the first time.” The implementation will take place in the United States the first week of January while other countries such as Great Britain and Ireland will wait until later in the year.

SwingU instructor Josh Kelley runs you through some of the key components of the WHS and how it will impact your golf game.


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