England Golf are working closely with The USGA and The R&A to help introduce the new single World Handicap System for the sport. Together with golf’s handicapping authorities they are developing a universal system which will apply all over the world.
Workshops are being run across England this Spring in association with County Unions and Associations and are hosted and presented by England Golf, in order to outline the proposals and how they will impact on us and our golf clubs. Subsequent and more-detailed workshops will be run in the Autumn. The good news for Cornwall is that we will be hosting one of the workshops at St Mellion International GC on 9th May 2018, which will also be open to our recently merged colleagues in Devon.
It is imperative Cornish clubs are represented at this workshop and are as a result informed of the likely changes and challenges to be faced with the implementation of the new World Handicao System. The workshop will be able to accommodate a maximum of 2 delegates per club at and you are strongly urged to attend. Places will be available on a strictly 'first come, first served' basis.
You can register your wish to attend here
It is likely course and slope rating will be hot topics and integral to the new WHS.
You can read more about the whole process in an FAQ document produced jointly by the R&A and USGA here
If you would like to know more about course and slope rating you can read an article here