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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