World Handicap System 2020 – How do I find my Handicap Index?
Well, after all the hype and confusion we are nearly there!
With there being less than 10 days to go before the World Handicap System goes live in GB&I, many of you have been asking for ways to estimate your Transition Handicap Index.
Rather than try to work it out from your Handicap Playing Record you can get a sneak preview by using your National Members’ Portal and I have given the available links for you below.
If you have not yet received notification of your Handicap Index you can you can find it now that England Golf’s World Handicap System Members Early Access portal is now live and all you need is your CDH number to find out what you’re new index will be.
The Irish World Handicap System Platform is not available at the moment
Once you have entered in your CDH number, you will be able to see your new Handicap Index and the 8 scores that contributed to it – if your club has uploaded your email address to the platform.
If your club has not yet uploaded your email address you will not be able to see which particular scores were taken into account, but you will see your Handicap Index.
This Handicap Index is not guaranteed just yet because England Golf are warning that it may still change between now and launch and there is some confusion because some New Handicap Indexes may have been miscalculated.
Some member’s historic scores were taken from the wrong tees and others have seen that Competition Scratch Score (CSS) was not taken into account in their qualifying scores.
There is a distinct possibility that some Clubs will find their Members’ Handicap Indexes being changed England Golf has assured them that they will be correct for the 2nd November.
So, wait until Monday 2 2020 until everything goes live and your Handicap Index should be confirmed.
Once your Golf Club Handicap Software has been updated you should be able to access your Handicap Index through the Club Computer before or as you sign in to play a round.
Have fun, but don’t throw your arms up in disbelief at your Handicap Index, I will try to explain it further in the next post and take you through how to use it when you arrive at your Golf Course of choice after 2 November 2020.
Enjoy your gof!