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Southwick Park Golf Club




The  World Handicap System  is now LIVE!


What is the new World Handicap System?

The new World Handicap System (WHS) has been developed by The R&A and USGA in collaboration with existing handicapping authorities and is designed to:

  • Attract more players to the game
  • Give all golfers a Handicap Index that can be transferable from club to club

The benefit of the WHS over the current system is it combines the Rules of Handicapping and the Course Rating System. It will be part of a system used by over 15 million golfers in 80 countries.

The World Handicap System Explained

For more information, please watch the following videos:

Slope Rating explained

Hadicap Index explained

Course Handicap explained

Playing Handicap explained

WHS information specific to our club:

Course Rating poster

Slope Rating - comparison to other local clubs

Handicap Conversion tables

Score Card - with Course and Slope Rating

Course Rating and Slope Database - Southwick Park (and others)

Further information can be found at the following web sites:

England Golf WHS

R&A WHS






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