Rules of Handicapping

Player Reference Guide
The simple guide offers golfers in Great Britain and Ireland a high-level overview of the World Handicap System and the Rules of Handicapping. This guide has been carefully put together by the Council of National Golf Unions (“CONGU”)

In this guide you will find:

  • The purpose of Handicaps
  • How to get a Handicap
  • A breakdown of how your Handicap is calculated
  • Safeguarding and general rules