Rules of Handicapping FAQs

World Handicap System (WHS) Background and Overview

Q. How and when are golfers and club administrators being educated on the WHS and Rules of Handicapping?

A. The education roll-out began in January 2019, and each of the 59 USGA Allied Golf Associations (state and regional golf associations) have attended a comprehensive WHS training seminar. Under the WHS, these Allied Golf Associations, with support from the USGA, are responsible for training clubs and golfers within their jurisdictions.

If you are interested in club education opportunities, such as the WHS online training seminar, please contact your Allied Golf Association. To find your local AGA, search here.