Key Changes in
World Handicap System (WHS)


Will be implemented January 6, 2020

1

Handicap Index will be based on 8 (of the last 20) scores instead of 10

              Most Indexes will see only a small change

2

Course Handicaps will now be based on Par instead of Course Rating

               Most Course Handicaps will change


                       Green Tee Players            -2  (72 minus 69.6)

                       White Tee Players             -4  (72 minus 67.8)

                       Gold Tee Players               -7  (72 minus 64.6)

3

The maximum score on any hole is now NET DOUBLE BOGEY

               Same for everyone no matter your handicap

               Replaces Equitable Stroke Control (ESC)

               Net Double Bogey = Par + 2 Strokes + Any Handicap Strokes

4

Handicaps will be updated DAILY

               You MUST post your score the day you play

5

Playing Conditions Calculation

               Done automatically each night

               Statistical algorithm based entirely on scores posted that day

               Can automatically increase or decrease posted scores 

6

Handicap increases are capped

                Done automatically 

7

Exceptional Score Reduction

                Any exceptionally low score will have a greater impact on handicaps than 
                it has in the past

8

More Information on WHS

                 Additional information about the WHS and the changes it will cause can be 
                 found here on the WHS Resource Page

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