Everything you ever needed to know about Course Ratings

Jonathan Ward is England Golf’s course rating coordinator. We asked him to explain all about this pivotal aspect of the World Handicap System...

At the very heart of the World Handicap System is course rating. It’s the metric that forms the basis for everything else – from difficulty to our own WHS indexes. All across the Home Unions, teams of experienced volunteers have spent countless hours, despite the pandemic, visiting thousands of courses to deliver course and slope ratings and give us the basis for measuring our own ability as golfers. Late last year, England Golf appointed Jonathan Ward as course rating coordinator....
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