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Important notes on the WORLD HANDICAP SYSTEM (WHS)

Dear Members,

Please be informed that Katameya Dunes as of October 1st 2021 had joined the global direction of converting to the use of the fully centralized world Handicap system which will be followed by all golf clubs worldwide.

Player Responsibilities in order to comply with the requirements of the Rules of Handicapping, a player is expected to:

(i) Act with integrity by following the Rules of Handicapping and to refrain from using, or circumventing, the Rules of Handicapping for the purpose of gaining an unfair advantage.

(ii) Have only one Handicap Index from a single scoring record, which is managed by the player’s home club in accordance with the Rules of Handicapping.

Note: This Handicap Index will apply elsewhere, including at all other golf clubs of which the player is a member.

(iii) Ensure each golf club of which they are a member knows the details of all other golf clubs that they are a member of & which golf club that they have designated to be their home club

(iv) Ensure that, prior to playing a round in an authorized format of play, they Know their current Handicap Index, Inform the Handicap Committee or the Committee in charge of the competition of any discrepancies with their Handicap Index and provide details of any outstanding scores yet to be submitted or posted to their scoring record, Know the holes where handicap strokes are to be given or received, and Record their correct handicap on the scorecard in a stroke-play competition.

(v) Attempt to make the best score possible at each hole.

(vi) Where applicable, ensure all acceptable scores are submitted for handicap purposes, including scores from outside the player’s home jurisdiction. Acceptable scores should be submitted Before midnight on the day of play, and in the correct chronological order.

(vii) Submit acceptable scores to provide reasonable evidence of their demonstrated ability.

(viii) Provide any new golf club with the full details of their previous playing history, Handicap Index held, memberships and any other information relevant to their golfing ability.

(ix) Play by the Rules of Golf.

(x) Certify the scores of fellow players.

HOW to know your handicap index and national ID:

1) on your browser go to: masterscoreboard.co.uk

2) Insert the home club and click (find club) then Click the club name to enter to the club page

3) Click (Handicap Index List) & Find your name in the list where you can find your handicap index

4) Click the name and then click (Recent Handicap Scores) where you can find National handicap ID




1. Submission of a score for the purpose of creating Initial Handicap Index:

- Minimum number of holes should be 54, in any combination of nine-hole or 18-hole rounds.

- Maximum handicap that can be issued to a new player of any gender is 54.0.

- Score card must be signed by the player & certified by a marker who must be either one of existing club members (for a one calendar year at least) or one of club academy pros (extra charges apply).

2. Submitting a WHS score in a ‘non-competition’ round for the purpose of maintaining an already established handicap Index (General play/Social score submission):

- Highly recommended as it allows for responsive updates and provides a real-time measure of the player’s golfing ability.

- Handicap records focusing on your last 20 scores, and the best eight differentials being averaged out for your WHS index, it’s clear that the more scores you can submit the more accurate your handicap will be.

- There are acceptable formats of play, so individual Stroke Play, Stableford, Par/Bogey and Maximum Score can all be used to submit a score. Four ball stroke play, individual match play and four ball match play rounds can’t be used.

- Once you’ve signaled your intent, and worked out your Course Handicap for the tees you are playing from, go out and play but remember, for your course to be verified and to count towards your WHS record, it must be played:

1- In accordance with the Rules of Golf..

2- Over a minimum of 10 holes for an 18-hole round.

3- With at least one other qualified player/ marker who must certify & mark your card.

4- On a course with a current Course and Slope Rating.

- Once you’ve finished, submit your score in the usual way and try to do it quickly and ideally, at the venue where you’ve played.

- Then wait for the score to be processed, with the WHS system adding overnight any adjustment required for the Playing Conditions Calculation for that day’s play, and check the following morning to see how the score affected your WHS index.


Members Handicaps


For Member Handicap List By Master Score Board (Click Here)

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