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World Handicap System™ 2024 Revision Hub

The resources below have been created to educate golfers on the 2024 updates to the World Handicap System, which went into effect in the United States on January 16th, 2024.


Overview of Key Changes - Resources

Three Key Changes - Infographic

"World Handicap System: Three Key Changes" Article

Change Summaries for the 2024 Revision to the WHS™

Explainer Video: New Treatment of 9-hole Scores


2024 Publications

The Rules of Handicapping

Player Reference Guide on the Rules of Handicapping


2024 FAQ Pages - By Topic

Treatment of 9-Hole Scores

Treatment of 10-17 Hole Scores (Holes not Played)

Reduced Course Length to Obtain a Course Rating™ and Slope Rating™



Treatment of 9-hole Scores

Holes Not Played Under the WHS

Course Rating and Shorter Length Courses