Representatives of NJSGA members clubs and courses, such as golf professionals, key staff and committee members, are invited to a World Handicap System (WHS) seminar hosted by the New Jersey State Golf Association on Tuesday, Nov. 19, at the NJSGA Headquarters at Galloping Hill Golf Course in Kenilworth.

The day will consist of an overview of the WHS, followed by lunch, a question/answer session, and a quiz. Attaining a satisfactory score on the quiz is a mandatory requirement of any club that administers and provides handicap service.

There are numerous new facets of the World Handicap System; many represent significant changes. For example, all handicaps will revise daily. Also, fewer rounds are required in order to obtain a Handicap Index, a maximum hole score procedure has been established, and a Playing Conditions Calculation (PCC) has been created to account for weather and playing conditions. The formula by which a playing handicap is determined has also changed.

These changes will be discussed in-depth, as well as other nuances to the WHS which will take effect on Jan. 1, 2020.

For more information, and to register for the WHS seminar on November 19, click here.


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