The new World Handicap System (WHS), developed by The R&A and USGA, is set to launch from 1 January 2020.
The new system, which is designed to be inclusive and applicable world-wide, will begin its adoption process across the globe from the start of the new year.
Although a number of EGA Member Federations will be adopting the new system on 1 January, it will go live in different countries across the continent at various times throughout 2020 and 2021.
The WHS will replace the six different handicap systems that currently exist world wide, including the EGA Handicap System.
One of the key differences between the WHS and the EGA Handicap System is the calculation method. Handicaps will now be calculated based on an average of the best eight of a player's last 20 scores, compared to a round-by-round basis in the EGA Handicap System.
For more information on the WHS, please visit: https://www.whs.com/