Know the Score is a new 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. Click on the links for more information:

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

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

How the relative difficulty of a course is determined [1]

4. Slope Rating
How the relative difficulty of a course is determined [2]

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.

How the basic Handicap Index is calculated each time you post a new score.

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

How Exceptional Scores and Playing Conditions can influence the Handicap Index calculation.

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