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From the Clubhouse: What would you fix about the World Handicap System?

Interoperability is here in a big World Handicap System update, but what else should be looked at? Bring in the From the Clubhouse team
 

It’s been a big week for the World Handicap System. The ability to use your phones to submit digital scores across borders in Great Britain & Ireland has gone live and many will see its introduction as a positive for the still fledgling system.

In this week’s From the Clubhouse podcast, Tom Irwin and Steve Carroll chat about the new feature and when they plan to use it, before branching out into a wider discussion about what can still be developed as WHS moves forward.

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Steve reflects on a week’s refereeing at the English Senior Amateur Championship, while Tom’s just got to get something off his chest about gender neutral tees.

It’s another lively discussion we hope reflects what’s being talked about in your clubhouse bars. So let’s get listening.

From the Clubhouse is a National Club Golfer podcast in association with TaylorMade Golf.

What do you think about interoperability and, aside from the usual complaints, what still needs to be ‘fixed’ in the World Handicap System? Let us know with a tweet.

Steve Carroll

Steve Carroll

A journalist for 25 years, Steve has been immersed in club golf for almost as long. A former club captain, he has passed the Level 3 Rules of Golf exam with distinction having attended the R&A's prestigious Tournament Administrators and Referees Seminar.

Steve has officiated at a host of high-profile tournaments, including Open Regional Qualifying, PGA Fourball Championship, English Men's Senior Amateur, and the North of England Amateur Championship. In 2023, he made his international debut as part of the team that refereed England vs Switzerland U16 girls.

A part of NCG's Top 100s panel, Steve has a particular love of links golf and is frantically trying to restore his single-figure handicap. He currently floats at around 11.

Steve plays at Close House, in Newcastle, and York GC, where he is a member of the club's matches and competitions committee and referees the annual 36-hole scratch York Rose Bowl.

Having studied history at Newcastle University, he became a journalist having passed his NTCJ exams at Darlington College of Technology.

What's in Steve's bag: TaylorMade Stealth 2 driver, 3-wood, and hybrids; TaylorMade Stealth 2 irons; TaylorMade Hi-Toe, Ping ChipR, Sik Putter.

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