World Handicap System Articles The following articles address popular topics and various features of the World Handicap System™. For Recreational Golfers: 5 Things to Know About a Handicap Index It's a myth that only competitive golfers should have a Handicap Index, and this article explains why all recreational golfers would benefit from having one. Setting a Target for Your Round Find out how to determine your target score for your next round and why it's important to understand that number. Want to Establish a Handicap Index? Join the Club Read about how to get a Handicap Index and everything you need to know when starting out. 3 Things to Know About 3 World Handicap System Safeguards Read about three safeguards included within the WHS that help protect the integrity of your Handicap Index. Filling in the Blanks - Adjusting a Score Before Posting Read about how to determine the correct hole score for handicap purposes when a hole is either unplayed, started but not completed, or abnormally high. Calling all Snowbirds: Posting 'Away' Scores During Active Season Traveling south for the winter? Learn about how and why your scores must be posted whenever a round is played within a jurisdiction that is under it's "active season." Fall Golf and the World Handicap System - 5 Things to Know Read about five things to know about playing golf in the fall as it relates to the World Handicap System. Only Have Time For Nine Holes? You Can Still Post Your Score Did you know that all 18-hole golf courses also have 9-hole ratings for each set of tees? This article explains that and more about posting 9-hole scores.