Under WHS, one of the key aims is to provide golfers with more opportunities to submit counting scores.
Some of the factors that will mean a score is considered acceptable for handicapping purposes, as outlined in the new Rules of Handicapping, include:
In an authorized format of play; (Strokeplay, Stableford and Par/Bogey).
Over a minimum number of holes, (9 for 9 holes and 10 for 18 holes) all scores will be scaled up into an 18-hole differential.
By the Rules of Golf.
With at least one other person.
On a course with a current Course Rating and Slope Rating.
During an active season.
Certified in accordance with Rules of Handicapping
Players must pre-register their intent to submit a score in general play for handicap purposes. General play is a significant benefit under WHS, allowing golfers to, so long as they pre-register and play the game by the WHS requirements, submit any round of golf from any golf course on the globe. This is a massive opportunity for golfers who wish to consume their golf this way all year round and opens up new opportunities to maintain and obtain a handicap. General play scores can be submitted directly through the Scottish Golf App.
Such pre-registration must be made before the player starts the round, and in the manner prescribed by the Handicap Committee or Scottish Golf