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World Handicap System

The new handicapping system came into force in Portugal on 20th August 2020.


The main difference for you is that your handicap will be calculated as the average score (using what is called the stroke differential) of the best 8 scores from your last 20 qualifying rounds. Follow the instructions here to find these.


Additionally once all systems around the world are active, we will be able to apply all of your qualifying individual scores to your handicap calculation regardless of which country it was played in. 


In the attached links you will see that there is now a concept of expected score. This is where someone does not complete a full round. The system will give what is called an expected score for the holes not completed. Note that if this happens then whilst your handicap may be affected your score would not count for the competition itself.

Players from other countries who have qualifying scores from courses there will need to send me their playing history (including the Stroke Differential, Slope rating, Score etc)


EDS cards (As we know them today) become general play cards with the usual pre-registration. Note that the systems allow for this pre registration and entry of scores via the MY.FPG login.


If you are using EDGE as the browser some people are experiencing problems in that the system keeps saying to enable cookies. If you have done this and it still does not work then use a different browser (I recommend installing Chrome, it is a quicker browser anyway !)


For those of you that do not have access to then I strongly urge you to get this active. Many areas of your golf will be visible via this site and some actions will only be possible if you have this. If you are in doubt how to get this active then please contact Mike Ensor.

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