2024 World Handicap System Revisions Hub

2024 World Handicap System Revisions Hub

The USGA and The R&A have announced the first update to the World Handicap System™ (WHS™) as part of an ongoing review of the Rules of Handicapping™ and Course Rating System™ with a continued emphasis on accuracy, consistency and equity. The latest revisions have gone into effect beginning January 1, 2024.

Below are a list of useful resources for GHIN users. Click each to learn more about the 2024 changes! 

  1. Rules of Handicapping 
  2. Player Reference Guide 
  3. Change Summaries for the 2024 WHS Revision 
  4. 9-Hole Score Article/FAQs 
  5. Treatment of 9-Hole Scores Under the World Handicap System 
  6. 9-hole Scores Explainer Video
  7. 10-17 Hole Scores Article/FAQs 
  8. Holes(s) Not Played Under the World Handicap System 
  9. Shorter and Par-3 Courses Article/FAQs 
  10. Shorter and Par-3 Courses Infographic
  11. “3 Key Changes” Graphic 
  12. World Handicap System: 3 Key Changes 

To learn more about the World Handicap System, please visit usga.org/whs

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