One of the core activities offered by the Golf Union of Wales, the area of Handicapping and Competitions is a key part of our Club Services operation. The aim of Handicapping is to enable golfers of differing abilities to compete on a fair and equitable basis in both Stroke Play and Match Play formats of the game.

Further information on the various elements of the CONGU Unified Handicapping System are available via the links and downloads section.


Preferred Lies

The current period for preferred lies is 1 October to 30 April.

If Clubs wish to operate preferred lies outside of this period, they should APPLY to Golf Union Wales who will consider the request.

Please note an extension will only be granted in exceptional circumstances.

Preferred Iies CANNOT be given retrospectively.

For further information please refer to the CONGU Unified Handicapping System Clause 15.


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