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Handicap System

Since January 2000 the European Golf Association has been using its own Handicapping System. During 2020 our national associations will implement the World Handicap System (WHS), with the ultimate aim of seeing the golf community across the world adopt a common system, the World Handicap System. During the transition phase in 2020 there will be two systems in operation across our licensed users, the EGA Handicap System and the WHS.

The EGA Handicapping and Course Rating Committee (HCRC) will be happy to answer any handicapping or course rating questions from its member associations, but please note the HCRC does not respond to questions from individual golfers or clubs who should contact their own National Association.

The HCRC can be reached at