Visitors & Members Book Online

World Handicap System

Welcome to Westgate & Birchington Golf Club - A Friendly Cliff Top Course of 4877 Yards With Stunning Views Over The Sea

The World Handicap System

A modern handicap system for all golfers everywhere...


The World Handicap System (WHS) will be launched in this country in November 2020 and will provide golfers with a unified and more inclusive handicapping system for the first time.

Developed by The R&A and USGA in close coordination with existing handicapping authorities, the WHS will provide all golfers with a consistent measure of playing ability, with handicaps calculated in the same way wherever they are in the world.

A key objective of the initiative was to develop a modern system, enabling as many golfers as possible to obtain and maintain a Handicap Index. Golfers will be able to transport their Handicap Index globally and compete or play a casual round with players from other regions on a fair basis. It will also indicate the score a golfer is reasonably capable of achieving the next time they go out to play.

For more information on WHS, please see the England Golf website here- WHS INFO

England Golf will only use members’ data for the purposes of handicapping or other fundamental benefits of being a member of England Golf. Full details are set out in the below privacy notice.

WP Feedback

Dive straight into the feedback!
Login below and you can start commenting using your own user instantly