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World Handicap Plan


England Golf Announcement

19 April 2017

" Plans have been unveiled today to develop a single World Handicap System for the sport.

The USGA and The R&A have announced they are working with golf’s handicapping authorities to develop a universal system which will apply all over the world. Firm proposals will be made later this year.

Currently there are six different systems around the world, providing handicaps for over 15 million golfers in more than 80 countries.

Chief Executive Nick Pink said: "We are delighted by today's announcement and fully support this plan, which recognises that golf is a global game. Simplifying the system is very good news for golfers and will increase their enjoyment in the sport and, hopefully, encourage many more players to get a handicap and play regularly."

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