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GolfBox Successfully Activates The World Handicap System in 7 Countries1 min read


Posted on: 17th Mar 2020

GolfBox announced today the successful completion of the implementation of the World Handicap System [WHS] across 7 countries.

The WHS is a joint initiative of golf’s two international governing bodies, The R&A and the United States Golf Association [USGA]. These two bodies have worked together with the world’s major handicapping authorities to develop a single handicap system for the game to enable as many golfers as possible to obtain and maintain a handicap index and use that handicap to compete or play a casual round with players from other regions on a fair basis.

“At the end of January Australia was the first country to go live with WHS outside of the USGA and here more than 400,000 golfers were successfully re-handicapped, data synced and updated on the Golf Australia website,” Says Christian Faergemann, CEO of GolfBox.

Christian Faergemann adds “In Europe we moved forward with the implementation of 6 additional countries, Sweden, Norway, Iceland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania during the weekend leading up to the 1st of March. We are really pleased to announce that the implementation has been very successful, and that golfers are now ready to face the 2020 season with their new WHS handicap”

With Australia and the 6 countries in Europe, more than 1,4 million golfers with 20+ million scorecards have now converted successfully into WHS.

GolfBox will be facilitating further implementations of WHS for other European golf federations, including Denmark and Switzerland late in 2020 to prepare for the 2021 golf season.

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