Scottish Golf’s Handicap Week returns to support golfer education

With the golf season fast approaching, Scottish Golf is delighted to have teamed up with PING once again for the launch of its 2019 Handicap Week from 5 to 8 February. During Handicap Week, golfers will have the opportunity to further develop their knowledge of the handicap system, regarded as one of the key benefits to golf club members.

Thousands of golfers and committee members get in touch with Scottish Golf each year with a variety of handicap-related queries and the governing body hopes that this year’s campaign will promote improved understanding of the key principles, with information being delivered in a user-friendly style across Scottish Golf’s social media channels.

Scottish Golf will feature a number of news articles and statistics during the week, providing golfers with an update on the stats and figures from last year’s playing season. The governing body will also use Handicap Week to highlight some of the key changes that lie ahead as golf transitions to a new World Handicap System in 2020.

Calum Grant, Handicapping and Course Rating Officerat Scottish Golf, said: “Following the success of last year’s Handicap Week, we are delighted to be working in partnership with PING. Handicap Week aims to support club golfers in gaining a better understanding of how the system works. Handicapping is a unique benefit for club golfers and research shows that once players obtain a handicap, they are more likely to retain their membership.  

With the transition to a new World Handicap System in 2020, Handicap Week provides us with a great platform to begin educating golfers and golf clubs on the changes that lie ahead as we work with the R&A and USGA to make the game more accessible to everyone across the world.”

To find out more, golfers should visit Scottish Golf’s Facebook and Twitter channels @ScottishGolf and @WeAreScottishGolf on Instagram, using the hashtag #HandicapWeek.