World Handicap System 2020 – Data Requirement 29 September 2020
Well, just over 4 weeks to go before the World Handicap System launches in GB&I on Monday 2 November 2020.
It has been a difficult time for Golf Clubs to prepare for this launch, but I hope they have run through their WHS Checklist and have everything in place for a smooth transition.
In preparation for the launch of the World Handicap System (WHS) England Golf have sent communications to support all golf clubs with their transition to the WHS. This notice outlines the necessary steps to ensure that your Golf Club’s handicapping software and member data is prepared for launch on Monday 2 November 2020.
Golf clubs in England must provide two key pieces of information to ensure their members obtain a handicap index for the start of the WHS on 2 November.
- A member’s email address
- A member’s date of birth
*This information should be logged on golf club handicapping software systems by 5 October 2020 in preparation for it to be transferred across to the central WHS database.*
Without this information, golf club members will not receive a handicap index when the transition from the current CONGU handicapping system to WHS takes place.
It is advisable that every member has her/his own personal Email Address, this will help England Golf to identify and prevent duplicate CDH entries.
England Golf will be moving to a higher integrity level of handicapping for and on behalf of its affiliated members with the introduction of WHS.
The initial transfer of information is required to ensure player identification and to eliminate the duplication of handicap records.
Ongoing communication with affiliated members will be for handicap purposes and will be fully compliant with GDPR regulations.
Junior members without an email address of their own may use an email address of a parent or guardian. SafeGolf procedures as well as GDPR regulations remain of paramount importance in such cases.
If you are concerned about providing this information to England Golf and wonder why they require it and how they are going to use it, you can download a copy of the Data FAQs by clicking on the Download Button below:
Please co-operate with your Club as much as you can, they have a difficult job to do.
Stay Safe and Play Safe
Enjoy your golf,