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World Handicap System™ FAQs


Handicap Account Management


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