‘We’re the only nation that cares about their handicap – we have to change that culture’

James Luke is England Golf’s new Head of Handicapping and Course Rating. He talks to GCMA about his motivations, plans and how the governing body is moving forward with the World Handicap System... 

They say being England men’s football manager is the impossible job. Clearly they’ve never spent time convincing some disgruntled golfers about the merits of the World Handicap System. 

Just typing WHS into a search engine can reveal a torrent of dissatisfaction and a long list of words impossible to print here. 

Social media can be an echo chamber but it is not a stretch to say the biggest change in a century to way golfers in Great Britain & Ireland tee it up has split opinion in a few quarters....

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