Handicapping is at the heart of amateur golf.

The Golf Union of Wales is the governing body for handicapping in Wales, monitoring and maintaining the application of the CONGU Unified Handicaping System in all golf clubs affiliated to the GUW.

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.

It’s recognised that handicapping, due to the nature of the game of golf and its varying playing conditions, is not an exact science.

However, a high degree of uniformity can still be achieved if all parties honour their obligations by observing the spirit and intent of the CONGU Unified Handicapping System.

By achieving uniformity we can protect one of the unique benefits of handicap golf – giving all participants an equitable chance of success.

This section of the website serves to educate golfers on the principles of handicapping and the many technical aspects of the system, whether you are a Match and Handicap Convenor, a regular player or a newcomer to the game.

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