Know the Score is an educational campaign by England Golf to bring all the different elements of the WHS together to provide a consistent message that golfers will begin to recognise and associate with the WHS.

The short articles below take you through the system step by step.

1. Know the Score
An introduction to Know the Score and How will handicaps be calculated under the WHS?

2. Transition Handicaps
How will my initial WHS handicap be calculated?

3. Course Rating and Bogey Rating
How the relative difficulty of a course is determined [1]

4. Slope Rating
How the relative difficulty of a course is determined [2], including a short video about Course Rating and Slope Rating.

5. Course Handicap
The number of strokes that you will receive on the golf course.

6. Score Differentials
How your gross scores are converted into equivalent scores on a course of standard relative difficulty.

7. Handicap Index
How the basic Handicap Index calculation is done each time you post a new score.

8. Handicap Index Caps
How safeguards ensure that your Handicap Index doesn't rise too quickly due to a spell of poor form.

9. Handicap Index Summary
How Exceptional Scores and Playing Conditions can influence the Handicap Index calculation and finishing with a short video.

10. Acceptable Scores
The formats of competition and recreational golf that are acceptable for posting scores for handicap purposes.

11. Unplayed Holes
How scores from uncompleted rounds can be acceptable for handicap purposes.

12. Handicap Allowance and Playing Handicap
How your Handicap Index is converted into a Playing Handicap

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