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WHS™ Resources for Club Administrators

*The above presentation will be updated in the near future to reflect changes to the 2023 PDF version found below.

USGA Handicap Committee Guide

USGA Handicap Committee Guide PDF

updated January, 2023

5 Things to Know Infographic

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Detailed Explainers

Understanding the Soft Cap and Hard Cap

Breaking Down the Playing Conditions Calculation

Net Double Bogey is the New Maximum Hole Score

Safeguards Have Been Added Under the WHS

Conducting a Competition Under the WHS

How Stroke Index Allocation Works Under the WHS

Applying Handicap Allowances Under the WHS

Why Your Course Handicap Changed Under the WHS

Advance Planning for a Competition under the WHS

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Quick Reference Placemat

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Handicap Allowances Under the WHS

Link to Paper that Addresses the Changes

Stroke Index Allocation Under the WHS

Link to Paper that Addresses the New Recommended Method for Stroke Index Allocation

USGA Position on Par

Link to Paper That Addresses Standarizing Par Where Practical

WHS Background and Overview

Link to Background and Overview Page