The World Handicap System (WHS)
WHS went live on November 2nd 2020.
The Player Reference Guide to the Rules of Handicapping and the WHS Golfer Toolkit are excellent documents that all members should review, please follow the links on the right hand side to access these documents together they provide all the essential information you need.
The WHS RULES OF HANDICAPPING provides a link to the full version of rules, effective 2020. Please familiarise yourself with Player Responsibilities on p.80.
The WHS MEMBERS PRESENTATION is a video provided by England Golf and narrated by Gemma Hunter Head of Handicapping for England Golf. This video runs for approximately 45 minutes but will probably answer all your questions regarding WHS.
A summary of terms is provided in WHS Terminology and Know the Score from England Golf provides a simple guide to each of the new terms
FAQs, compiled by England Golf, are also provided
More detailed information on WHS can found in the links to R&A, USGA and England Golf resources.