James Luke, England Golf’s head of handicapping, joins Steve Carroll on the From the Clubhouse podcast to discuss the big WHS news
What a week it has been in the world of club golf! Big changes are coming to the World Handicap System and we’re going to mark your card.
In a special edition of the From the Clubhouse podcast, Steve Carroll is joined by England Golf’s head of handicapping, James Luke, to go through all the new WHS stuff coming to GB&I next year.
We’ll try to explain Course Rating minus Par and how it will affect your handicaps, we’ll delve into the merits of the new rules around fourball betterball, and we’ll drill down into the detail of Course Handicaps and Expected Score.
If you’re still a little confused about what’s coming in April, this will hopefully start to put your minds at ease…
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WHS Changes 2024
- Your fourball betterball score could soon count towards your handicap!
- What is Course Rating minus Par?
- Play on a Par 3 course? You could put in a score for handicap!
- 14-hole rounds counting for handicap? It’s going to happen!
- What is Expected Score?
- Can we play competitions over odd numbers of holes?
- What’s happening to my Course Handicap?
- It’s all about the governance! Why the R&A and USGA have carried a review of the World Handicap System
- How many PCC adjustments have there been in England? The answer may surprise you
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