Scottish Golf, the governing body for the game in Scotland, has launched its awareness campaign to help educate golfers of all levels about the new World Handicap System (WHS), set to be launched on 2nd November 2020.
Scotland is the home of golf, with the sport first being played in the 15th century, and this new campaign will provide valuable and insightful information ahead of the changes to how handicaps will be calculated.
As well as educating golfers across the country, Scottish Golf will also be providing all 575 of its affiliated clubs with resources to help spread awareness with their members. These resources include digital graphics for use online as well as a comprehensive social media toolkit.
With a legacy that spans six centuries, golf continues to be one of the most inclusive sports to play. A game for life, golf invites players of all abilities to compete, have fun and enjoy the health benefits of getting active outdoors.
WHS aims to offer one, unified system around the world for the first time, giving golfers the ability to obtain and maintain a Handicap Index and use this anytime, anywhere around the world. The system will take playing conditions, course, and slope ratings into account, with a player’s best eight scores in the past 20 games played counting towards their Handicap Index.
Scottish Golf’s campaign, will go live from Monday 19th October and club handicap convenors, club members and golfers in general are requested to share the information with peers.
To find out more information on WHS in Scotland, click here.