The World Handicap System:
- Enables golfers of different ability to play and compete on a fair and equitable basis, in any format, on any course, anywhere around the world;
- Is easy to understand and implement, without sacrificing accuracy; and
- Meets the varied needs and expectations of golfers, golf clubs and golf authorities all around the world and is adaptable to suit all golfing cultures.
The WHS will encompass both the Rules of Handicapping and the Course Rating System (formerly the USGA Course Rating and Slope System).
The complete Rules of the World Handicap System, Course Handicap Calculator and more, can be found at www.usga.org.