ABOUT WORLD GOLF HANDICAP SYSTEM NETWORK
A state-of-the-art World Golf Handicap System management system for golfers everywhere.
- A World Golf Handicap System management system using platforms offered across countries to address the varying needs of golfers, golf clubs, golf regulating bodies for World Golf Handicap System synchronization and consistency, while still adapted to fit distinct golfing cultures.
- The World Golf Handicap System Network uses the World Golf Handicap System standard set forth by World Golf Handicap System and the World Golf Handicap System score is universally applied no matter where you are on any course, anywhere in the world, this will assist all players in having a Fair - Equality - Transparency playing field.
- We are leaders in community involvement, improving golfers' experience with outstanding amenities and services. Unrestricted by any organization, our mission is to provide a fair and pleasurable golfing environment for all players worldwide.
- With the belief that we would undoubtedly have the support of all golf enthusiasts, we construct an international data control center for scorecards to provide golfers throughout the world with round-the-clock care.
- Organizations affiliated with the National Golf Association, golf clubs, or golf associations in general can email us at [email protected] to get prompt assistance.
3 KEY PRINCIPLES
WGHN operates on the following principles:
Fairness - Equality - Transparency
The WGHN adheres to the World Golf Handicap System standard, and the World Golf Handicap System imposed internationally will allow all players to compete against one another according to the values of Fairness - Equality - Transparency.
Consistency & Utility
The World Golf Handicap System provides a means that may be used consistently from course to court, country to country, to gauge skill level and establish World Golf Handicap Systems.
Modern & Adaptive
World Golf Handicap System, adaptable to golfing cultures and easy to use.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is the World Golf Handicap System (WGHN) all about?
Golf already has a single set of playing Rules, a single set of equipment Rules and a single set of Rules of Amateur Status governed by the USGA and The R&A. Yet, today there are six different World Golf Handicap System used around the world. Each is well developed and successfully provides equity for play locally, but each of the different systems produces slightly differing results when calculating players’ World Golf Handicap Systems. The World Golf Handicap System will unify these six existing systems into a single system that will:
- Enable golfers of different abilities to play and compete on a fair and equal basis, in any format, on any course, anywhere around the world;
- Be easy to understand and implement, without sacrificing accuracy; and
- Meet the varied needs and expectations of golfers, golf clubs and golf authorities all around the world and be adaptable to suit all golfing cultures.
After significant engagement and collaboration with the existing World Golf Handicap Systemping authorities and other National Associations, it has been agreed that the time is right to bring the different World Golf Handicap Systemping systems together as a fourth set of Rules, to support the global game.
In addition, this project has provided an opportunity for the existing World Golf Handicap Systemping authorities to come together and share their combined experiences to produce a system which is modern and relevant for the way the game is played today around the world.
The World Golf Handicap System will encompass both the Rules of World Golf Handicap Systemping and the Course Rating System (formerly known as the USGA Course Rating and Slope System).
What are the benefits of the World Golf Handicap System?
As the world becomes a smaller place with a much greater frequency of international play (as demonstrated by golf returning to the Olympics in 2016), we believe the development of a single World Golf Handicap System will result in easier administration of international events and, potentially, allow National Associations more opportunity to focus attention on golf development and strategic planning to support the sport. It will also provide the opportunity to evaluate de-personalized golfing data to help monitor the on-going health of the game.
Following transition to the World Golf Handicap System, all World Golf Handicap System Index calculations will be consistent for all players, making a World Golf Handicap System Index directly comparable to all other players around the world.
What is the timeline for implementation of the World Golf Handicap System?
The World Golf Handicap System will roll out in stages beginning in January 2020, and although many National Associations are planning to adopt the new system in January, the World Golf Handicap System will go live in other parts of the world throughout the year to accommodate different implementation plans and variations in the golfing calendar.