The purpose of handicapping is to enable golfers of differing abilities, men and ladies alike, to compete on a fair and equitable basis, giving the sport of golf a unique position in the world of sport. Scottish Golf is the guardian of handicapping in Scotland, part of the Council of National Golfing Unions (CONGU) Unified Handicapping System (UHS).
Handicapping in Scotland, within the CONGU UHS, is delegated to Affiliated Clubs subject to overall jurisdiction of Scottish Golf.
A condensed version of the CONGU Handicapping system is now available for both Clubs and Players and can be downloaded below:
- Handicap Convenor: A Quick Guide to the CONGU Handicapping System
- Players: A Quick Guide to the CONGU Handicapping System
Changes to CONGU Handicapping System – From 1 January 2018
Changes to the CONGU handicapping system have recently been announced and a summary can be viewed below:
To assist Handicap Convenors in their role, guidance documents outlining the key changes can be downloaded via the links below:
- Introduction of Category 5 & 6 (Men) & Category 6 (Women)
- Supplementary Scores
- 9-Hole Qualifying Scores
- Allotting an Initial Handicap
- The CSS Calculation
With regards to the changes, CONGU have created a useful FAQ’s document covering common questions that clubs may have: