Hampton Roads Chapter
Handicap
New Rules of Handicapping

Effective January 2020, the USGA and the R&A presented a uniform set of handicapping rules (World Handicap System or WHS) that will apply to all golfers worldwide, just like the rules for playing the game, equipment used and player status. Their intent was to make the game of golf more inclusive and fair and create one system that all golfers can use to keep their handicap on any golf course they play in any country they visit. One important feature is the ability to update your handicap on a daily basis, making it very important to enter your scores immediately after playing. There are many other nuances to this new system that can be found in the link below:

https://www.usga.org/content/dam/usga/pdf/Handicap/Rules-of-Handicapping_USGA_Final.pdf