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Golf Handicapping in the UK and Ireland
This section contains information about Golf Handicapping in the United Kingdom and Ireland, presented in the form of questions and answers. We hope this will be of interest to anyone who wishes to understand more about handicapping in these countries.
Please note this is not an official publication of these rules. Rather they are our own interpretation, offered in good faith.
The UK and Ireland Handicapping system is called the CONGU Unified Handicapping System, introduced on 1st February 2004.
This is updated every four years. The latest version (2012-2015) can be seen online at http://www.congu.com/online_version.htm
The CONGU Unified Handicapping System is the Copyright of the Council of National Golf Unions (CONGU). These notes are provided with the very kind agreement of CONGU.