22 October 2020 16:36
Golfers in England can now see their projected new handicap ahead of the launch of the World Handicap System on November 2 If you've spent the last few months poring over your scores, trying to work out how your handicap will look when the new World Handicap System comes into effect, then put down the calculator. Early access to the World Handicap System Golfer Platform – My England Golf – is now available to club members and will reveal your projected WHS index ahead of the new global order going live in the UK on November 2. Firstly, your club needs to have ensured that member data has been uploaded to the platform before you can access the service. But if they have done that, you can go to the login page for the My England Golf platform. You can get that from your club or, if you're signed up to HowDidIDo, you can find it when looking for your handicap certificate in the app.
Once you've done that, and successfully logged in, you'll get access to a new range of functions including: WHS Handicap Index, WHS handicap record, and graphics showing the best eight scores from 20. Remember the World Handicap System calculates the average of the best eight scoring differentials from your last 20 rounds to provide your WHS Index. The green marks show how my WHS index has been steadily rising over those last 20 scores. I won't bore you with too many of these but you can drill down into those scores, see where they were recorded, the adjusted gross figures, and what that round did to your WHS index. Have a look around and let me know what you think of the new resource.
We've also written absolutely reams about the World Handicap System so if terms like WHS Index and best eight out of 20 are still causing confusion, you can find out everything you need to know about the new system right here. Follow NCG on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram – and don't forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel for free online golf instruction, the latest equipment reviews, and much, much more… It's time for golfers in England to find out their new Handicap Indexes ahead of the World Handicap System launch on 2nd November Have You Got Your New Handicap Index? England Golf Website Goes Live Today is the day in England where golfers can find out their brand new handicap indexes ahead of the World Handicap System launch on 2nd November. England Golf's World Handicap System Members Early Access portal is now live and all you need is your CHD number to find out what you're new index will be. Visit the England Golf World Handicap System platform here Once you've entered in your CDH number, you'll be able to see your new Handicap Index and the 8 scores that contributed to it – if your club has uploaded your email address to the platform. My club hasn't yet uploaded my email address so I cannot see which particular scores were taken into account, but I have seen that my CONGU handicap has gone from 4.7 to a Handicap Index of 4.9. This isn't cast iron just yet as England Golf are warning that it may still change between now and launch. One of my usual playing partners, who hasn't had the best of successes in competitions recently, has seen his handicap rise from 9.0 to 11.2. Another playing partner has seen his handicap rise from 14.2 to 18.7! Let us know your new Handicap Index on social media Related: World Handicap System – What you need to know ahead of 2nd November Course Rating is how many strokes a scratch golfer (someone with a Course Handicap of 0) should take on that course. Bogey Rating measures playing difficulty for a bogey golfer (someone with a handicap of roughly 20 for a man and 24 for a women). Knowing these two ratings allows WHS to determine the difficulty of the course and to produce a Slope Rating for each set of tees which allows all golfers to work out how many strokes they will receive on a particular course – Course Handicap. At a course where all players compete from their Handicap Index, Slope Rating is 113. Related: World Handicap System – Will my handicap go up? And how do I work out my Course Handicap? Every club should have clear signage displaying Course and Slope Rating for every set of tees. A player will then cross reference their Handicap Index with the table to find what their Course Handicap will be. To calculate your Course Handicap yourself, find the Slope Rating and divide by 113, then multiply that by your Handicap Index. For all the latest golf news, check the Golf Monthly website and follow our social media channels @golfmonthlymagazine on Facebook and @golfmonthly on Twitter and Instagram The campaign will provide valuable and insightful information ahead of the changes to how handicaps will be calculated. As well as educating golfers across the country, Scottish Golf will also be providing all 575 of its affiliated clubs with resources to help spread awareness with their members. WHS aims to offer one, unified system around the world for the first time, giving golfers the ability to obtain and maintain a Handicap Index and use this anytime, anywhere around the world. The system will take playing conditions, course, and slope ratings into account, with a player's best eight scores in the past 20 games played counting towards their Handicap Index.