How Do I Get a golf handicap?

Being a member of Boldon Golf Club, which is affiliated to Durham County Golf Union & England Golf allows members to obtain a Handicap Index through the World Handicap System (WHS).

Submit a minimum of 54 holes to the club Competition Secretary. This can be a mixture of 9 holes and 18 holes, but three rounds of 18 is preferred. Our aim is to process the cards within two days. Your WHS Index and England Golf Membership number (10 digits) will be visible via the Club V1 Members Hub App & HowDidIDo App. A full handicap index, is the average of the best eight scores from the last 20 rounds.

Register on the England Golf Website then download the MyEG App

The MyEG App will show your WHS Index - Your "Course Handicap" is different and is contained within the App or refer to the conversion chart at the golf course you are playing.

How do I add a non competition (General Play Score) to your handicap record ?

Pre-register the round :- This can be done on the My England Golf App, via the club’s own computer software or by simply telling the Club Manager of an intention to submit a score.
Play and enjoy the round in accordance with the Rules of Golf

Enter the score using the computer in the foyer, or use the My England Golf App or ask the host club to enter the score on your behalf either onto the WHS™ platform or their club software. Members can enter social scores directly via the app by clicking on the ‘Enter Score’ function at the foot of the dashboard screen and following the step-by-step instructions.

Please note, when using the MyEG app to submit a social score the following details will be active In order to protect the integrity of the handicap system:

Geo-location technology will ensure pre-registering the intent to post a score can only be done in close proximity to the course where the round will take place. A time lag will be in operation from the point where intent to play a round is registered to the stage when a score can be accepted
A golfer’s score must be verified by someone who has witnessed the round. This attester, also needs to be registered user of the MyEG app, or return a physical scorecard for verification purposes. Hand your card in via the scorecard box under the computer screen.

Additional information on the World Handicap System is available by visiting the England Golf Website