Welcome to the new World Handicap System!
The new World Handicap System is now effective in the United States and marks a momentous occasion for the game of golf. For this first time, there will be a unified system governed by the USGA and The R&A which enables golfers of different abilities to play and compete on a fair basis, in any format, on any rated course, anywhere around the world. The WHS, comprised of the Rules of Handicapping and the Course Rating System, will be administered by the USGA and its Allied Golf Associations, including the Indiana Golf Association.
For the first time in the United States, every Handicap Index will now be computed by the USGA through a centralized platform to ensure consistency and integrity in every number. We thank you for your support while we moved your information to the new platform during the January 1 – 5 transition period.
To learn more about WHS and how it impacts your Handicap Index, please visit the USGA website usga.org/whs.