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Preparation will be key in rollout of new ratings

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Revolutionary: Each course will receive a Course Rating and Slope Rating

Revolutionary: Each course will receive a Course Rating and Slope Rating

Revolutionary: Each course will receive a Course Rating and Slope Rating

Fans of the US slope system will be delighted but it remains to be seen how the introduction of the World Handicap System will be received when it comes into operation on November 2 next year.

The governing bodies of amateur golf in Ireland, England, Scotland and Wales announced this week that they have signed the licence for the new World Handicap System (WHS), which has been introduced under the auspices of the USGA and The R&A

The current Golf Handicapping System maintained by CONGU will be replaced by WHS which will unify the six different handicapping structures currently in operation throughout the world of golf.


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