the Annual General Meeting of the European Golf Association (EGA)
in October 1994 in Luxembourg, the National Associations, who were
members of the EGA, decided unanimously that the EGA should have
its own Handicapping Committee. In January 1995, the Executive Committee
established the EGA handicapping and Course Rating Committee (H&CRC)
The main task of this committee was to establish, maintain and regulate
an EGA handicap System that all EGA members could use in the future.
It took several years of consultation with the National Associations
to gather all the necessary information, but finally the EGA handicap
System was introduced on 1st January 2000.
EGA Handicap System is based on three well-known cornerstones:
1. Part III of the
CONGU Scheme 1983, amended edition 1997.
2. The Course and
Slope Rating System of the United States Golf Association.
3. The Stableford
System to achieve Stroke Control.
The purpose of the system is to produce fair
playing handicaps that are adjusted to the relative difficulty of
the course being played and to achieve equity and uniformity of handicapping
Click on the cover to read
the EGA Handicap System.
To obtain copies of the
2012-2015 booklet you can:
contact your National Golf Federation
the EGA office
Price per booklet: EURO 6.- plus postage and packing.
you have questions regarding the Handicapping System, please revert
in first instance to your national golf federation.
Should your national golf
federation be unable to help you with your query,
you may contact
the EGA Handicapping Secretary; Mr Malcolm Gourd, at the following