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CONGU Unified Handicapping System Software
Golf Clubs in the UK and Ireland (and some other countries such as Egypt and Kenya) operate the CONGU Unified Handicapping System.
We have three editions of HandicapMaster software that allow Golf Clubs to manage their competitions and handicapping in accordance with the CONGU Unified Handicapping System.
The Premier Edition has the same framework as the Club edition, but with additional advanced features such as magnetic card and touch screen entry, separate useridís in HandicapMaster, and more.
The Premier edition can be integrated to existing Membership systems to provide a coherent solution in the golf club.
The Network Edition is a copy of the Premier edition, but features an industry leading database solution to provide a high performance and reliable system when a number of computers running HandicapMaster are linked to the same database over a local network.
With the network edition, you have flexibility to decide whether your competitions and handicapping data is held on-premises (on the computers at your golf club), or hosted (*) on Microsoft's global network (making HandicapMaster available to any Windows PC that is connected to the Internet).
(*) Hosted option is being introduced with our 2013 software.
A summary of the features of these editions may be compared here.
Central Database of Handicaps (CDH)
HandicapMaster Club, Premier and Network editions are compatible with the Central Database of Handicaps (CDH) systems that are operated by the various Golf Unions for players with CONGU handicaps. In fact, clubs using HandicapMaster were the first to upload data to the Irish, English, Scottish and Welsh systems when they were introduced.
The following CDH systems are supported:
- Golfing Union of Ireland/Irish Ladies' Golf Union. The GOLFnet system introduced in 2003
- England Golf CDH introduced in 2009 (Men), 2010 (Ladies). There are some further details about HandicapMaster Ltd involvement in the English CDH, which may be of interest.
- Scottish Golf Union/Scottish Ladies' Golfing Association introduced in 2011
- Golf Union of Wales introduced in 2011