FMGC NEWS

World Handicap System
The World Handicap System is now live.

The golfing world is adopting a World Handicap System that will make handicaps equal around the world.

The new World Handicap System (WHS) for us will go live on Monday, January 6, 2020.

You will be able to post your scores at the golf course or on your phone by downloading the new GHIN App for your phone.

One important point is about posting; the new WHS processes scores and adjusts handicaps every night.  Now more that ever it is important to post your scores immediately after every round.

Also about posting; with the new WHS posting rules have changed slightly.

For posting purposes only, the maximum score you can take on a hole is a double bogey (2 over par for the hole) plus an extra stroke on your handicap holes.

For example; if you have an index of 9.2 and have a course handicap of 10 then on a par 4 that is the number 14 handicap hole, then the maximum score you can post for that hole would be a 6.  On the other hand if you play a par 4 that is rated as the number 2 handicap hole, then the maximum score you can post for that hole is a 7.

For that reason, you should check your index before playing every round.

If you have any questions about this, please contact John Lewis, Mark Quintel or myself.

For more detailed information, you can go to the USGA site at:

USGA World Handicap System