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Rules of Handicapping FAQs

World Handicap System (WHS) Background and Overview

Q. Did you consult with golfers and golf club administrators about the World Handicap System?

A. Yes, we solicited the opinions of golfers and golf club administrators all around the world via an online survey, to which we received over 52,000 responses. The reaction was overwhelmingly positive; for example, 76% surveyed were supportive, 22% undecided and only 2% opposed. We also conducted in-person focus group sessions in five markets throughout Europe, the USA and South America.