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Tag: WHS

The World Handicap System Continues to Cause Controversy

After writing about his experiences of returning to the game and gaining a golf handicap, Golfshake's Derek Clements received a wide variety of comments and responses from keen golfers about the World Handicap System. He now shares those and reacts to what was said. read more ...


What You Need to Know About 2024 World Handicap System Changes

Since it first made its way to these shores, the World Handicap System has certainly divided opinion, drawing praise from some quarters and criticism from others, but there are changes in 2024. What specifically do you need to know? Here are the alterations to the WHS that could affect your game this year and beyond. read more ...


My Big Complaint About The World Handicap System

Changes have been made to the World Handicap System process, and for this week's View From The Fairway, Golfshake's Derek Clements describes the frustrating impact it has made to him. read more ...


Changes Are Coming to The World Handicap System

The World Handicap System has been a game-changing initiative for golf, but changes are coming after The R&A and USGA announced its first update to the WHS as part of an on-going review of the Rules of Handicapping and Course Rating System, which these latest revisions to come into effect from 1 January 2024. read more ...


What The World Handicap System Gets Right

Since its introduction in 2020, the World Handicap System has been a contentious issue in the minds of many golfers. We have covered those views and complaints extensively, but for a positive case, we describe some of the things that we think the WHS gets right. read more ...


The World Handicap System - The Debate Rages On

And so the debate goes on. We recently reported on the feedback from our latest annual survey regarding the World Handicap System, a subject that continues to divide opinion. And it came as no surprise that the article exercised many of your minds yet again. read more ...


The World Handicap System Continues to Divide Golfers

The World Handicap System was introduced in Britain amid much fanfare more than two years ago. It was supposed to end the debate once and for all. But many of you still have serious issues with it. In our recent annual Golfshake Survey it once again turned out to be a thorny subject for you. read more ...


At Last - Positive Feedback About The World Handicap System

We can say, without fear of contradiction, that no subject within the game of golf has exercised the minds quite like the introduction of the World Handicap System. However, there is some encouraging feedback. There are growing signs that we are learning to live with the WHS, although the slope rating system continues to cause some confusion. read more ...


Golfers Give the World Handicap System a Thumbs Up

Following months of debate and scrutiny, the World Handicap System is finally here, but will this new process be a positive for golf worldwide? All in all, on closer inspection, golfers have given it an endorsing thumbs up, with many believing that it's a welcome step that is heading in the right direction for the game. read more ...


View From The Fairway - Time to Embrace the WHS

Golfshake's Derek Clements reveals his latest View From The Fairway, where he takes a closer inspection at the World Handicap System, winter golf, Bryson DeChambeau, Phil Mickelson, TV golf commentary, and makes a pick to win the Masters. read more ...


Golfers Just Want a Handicap System That is Fair

The World Handicap System has generated much discussion on what it means for golfers going forward, but the vast majority of players simply want a process that is fair to everybody, reducing the number of trophy hunters and so-called bandits. Will the WHS deliver on that? That is something the governing bodies are determined to achieve. read more ...


England Golf Launches World Handicap System Education Campaign

Ahead of the World Handicap System launching in November, England Golf has sought to educate golfers by revealing its new 'Know the Score' campaign to help increase wider understanding of the process. read more ...


Are You Ready For The World Handicap System

With golf now back, a big talking point among everyday golfers remains the World Handicap System (WHS), which is being rolled out across the world in 2020. Golfshake has surveyed 2,000 golfers to gather their thoughts on the new system, whether they understand it, what they hope it will achieve, and whether they think it's good for the game. read more ...


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