CONGU® Unified Handicapping System 2012 - 2015

A golf handicap allows players of all levels of golfing ability to compete against each other on a fair and equal basis. Thus a handicap system is effectively essential to the popularity and prosperity of the game of Amateur Golf. The System developed and refined by The Council of National Golf Unions (CONGU®) provides a player with a golf handicap that reflects their playing ability relative to that of all other players handicapped by the CONGU® Handicapping System. In 2004 CONGU® incorporated Ladies’ golf handicaps within the system and this effectively completed the objective of providing a golf handicap that allowed players of all levels of ability to compete on an equal basis at Club, District, Provincial, National and International levels.

CONGU® handicaps are ONLY allocated to players who are members of clubs or organisations affiliated to a National Union/Association or CONGU® and authorised by CONGU® to utilise the Unified Handicapping System (UHS). Such clubs/organisations are obligated to administer the UHS in a tightly controlled and uniform way thus ensuring that the members’ golf handicaps are maintained with consistency and uniformity.

A CONGU® Golf Handicap is a unique guarantee that its possessor has a golf handicap that reflects his ability and has the standards expected of a recognised golf club, thus it provides a universally accepted passport to the pleasures that golf has to offer the world over!