WHS: 7. Know the Score

Know the Score is a new campaign by England Golf to bring all the different elements of the WHS together to provide a consistent message that golfers will begin to recognise and associate with the WHS. 

The short articles below take you through the system step by step. And click on the pictures for more information:

  1. Know the Score
    An introduction to Know the Score and
    How will handicaps be calculated under the WHS?

  2. Transition Handicaps
    How will my initial WHS handicap be calculated?

  3. Course Rating and Bogey Rating
    How the relative difficulty of a course is determined [1]

  4. Slope Rating
    How the relative difficulty of a course is determined [2]

  5. Course Handicap
    The number of strokes that you will receive on the golf course

  6. Score Differentials
    How your gross scores are converted into equivalent scores on a course of standard relative difficulty.

  7. Handicap Index
    How the basic Handicap Index calculation is done each time you post a new score.

  8. Handicap Index Caps
    How safeguards ensure that your Handicap Index doesn't rise too quickly due to a spell of poor from.

  9. Handicap Index Summary
    How Exceptional Scores and Playing Conditions can influence the Handicap Index calculation and finishes up with a short video.

  10. Acceptable Scores
    The formats of competition and recreational golf that are acceptable for posting scores for handicap purposes
File NameFile SizeUpload Date
icon 10 Acceptable Scores.pdf 244.38 kB 14 Aug 2020 16:27:31
icon 09 Handicap Index summary.pdf 333.85 kB 14 Aug 2020 16:24:24
icon 08 Handicap Index caps.pdf 204.33 kB 14 Aug 2020 16:14:04
icon 07 Handicap Index.pdf 436.15 kB 14 Aug 2020 16:04:08
icon 06 Score Differentials.pdf 290.96 kB 14 Aug 2020 15:49:22
icon 05 Course Handicap.pdf 262.16 kB 14 Aug 2020 15:42:58
icon 03 Course and Bogey Rating.pdf 146.19 kB 14 Aug 2020 15:33:13
icon 01 Know the score.pdf 142.52 kB 14 Aug 2020 14:48:19
icon 02 Transition Handicaps.pdf 202.1 kB 14 Aug 2020 14:26:46
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