World Handicap System Coming in 2020

Last week, the USGA and R&A announced details for a transition to a World Handicap System in 2020 that would let golfers around the world use a unified and consistent tracking system for handicaps.

This level playing field would encourage all golfers to enjoy the game more, while also making it possible to obtain and maintain a handicap on a global basis.

With Golfshot having over 3.5 million members playing rounds all over the world, and our existing partnerships with the IAGA, USGA®, and SRGAs this is very exciting news.

Golfshot is the only golf GPS app to let golfers link an existing Handicap Index® to Golfshot, or purchase a new GHIN® Account online or in-app, and have it automatically linked to Golfshot.

Working directly with the USGA® and SRGAs, Golfshot is able to facilitate integrated Handicap Index® score posting and new GHIN® Account purchases for our U.S. members and we hope that we can bring similar functionality to our worldwide members with this news.

For questions about how you can partner with Golfshot for Handicap Index® integrations, please contact