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FAQs for USGA Implementation of the World Handicap System (WHS)


World Handicap System (WHS) Background and Overview

Fundamentals of Handicapping

Handicap Index Calculation 101

Handicap Index Safeguards

Adjustment of Hole Scores

Course Handicap and Playing Handicap

Posting Scores

Handicap Competitions

Handicap Committee

The Golf Course

You can also contact the USGA Handicap Department by phone at (908)234-2300 extension 5 or by email at