Tag: Golf Rules

Golf Scorecard and Pencils

What does the Golf Slope & Rating mean?

With the introduction of the WHS (World Handicap System) in 2021, golfers have had to learn some new terminology… While the terms golf slope and rating have been around for several years, it is only since 2020 that UK golfers have been required to understand their true meaning.  The official USGA definition of the two…
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Golf Scorecard and pencil

What is the Playing Handicap Calculation in Golf?

With the new World Handicapping System (WHS) now widely established, how is your Playing Handicap calculation worked out? Upon submitting your scores to the TSG Handicap Calculator, you will gain your Handicap Index. This, in turn, is then adjusted to a Course Handicap (depending on the Slope, Rating and Tees listed on the course you…
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Golf Rules in 2019 – Major changes made…

Did you know there were major changes to the Golf Rules in 2019? After much debate over the last few years, the governing bodies sat down and made some drastic changes to the rules of golf. But which ones were adopted by the R&A and which were made into ‘Local Rules’? In addition, it is…
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