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.
So how do you do it?
Firstly, your club needs to have ensured that member data has been uploaded to the platform before you can access the service. If that information hasn’t been provided, you won’t be able to log in.
But if they have done that, you can go to the login page for the My England Golf platform. If it’s your first time visiting, you’ll have to register your CDH number.
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.
A confirmation code and instructions will then be sent by email to you and you’ll need to follow those to activate your account.
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.
You’ll also be able to interact with fellow club members around the country and view your positions in the rankings at club, county and national level.
What does that look like? Well, helpfully, I’ve already registered and can show you how it all shapes up for me.
So here is my WHS index – 10.7. I’ve blurred out the membership number (in case any of you were considering committing some heinous data crimes) and you can also see how my handicap ranks. I am in the top 29% of my club and the top 20% of Yorkshire and England.
This is a list of my last 20 scores. Remember the World Handicap System calculates the average of the best eight scoring differentials from your last 20 rounds to provide your WHS Index. Those scores that are in yellow are the ones that count here – the current best eight.
The green marks show how my WHS index has been steadily rising over those last 20 scores. There have been some poor displays…
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.
There you have it. Have a look around and let me know what you think of the new resource. You can have your say in the comments, or you can tweet me.
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.