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Question for UK golfers about CONGU handicap system

Written by: Tony Korologos | Date: Thursday, August 19th, 2010
Categories: Golf

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Click over to my other site, The Golf Space, where I’ve posted a question about golf handicapping in the UK/Europe or wherever the CONGU system is in use.  This is research for an online score and handicap tracker for The Golf Space which will track USGA and CONGU handicaps.

Basically I’m gathering that after the first three rounds establish the handicap, a somewhat “live” calculation happens.  It isn’t like the USGA where the last 20 rounds are used in a formula…. right?

2 responses to “Question for UK golfers about CONGU handicap system”

  1. nick says:


    Yes, that’s correct. Your initial handicap is based on three rounds, plus a rather convoluted calculation. Then you are assigned a handicap, which will fall within one of five categories. Your handicap is then adjusted after completion of each handicap qualifying competition, up or down, relative to your assigned category.

    You can find all the details at the following address,


    Hope this helps.

  2. Ok. That helps. I’ve done a league system where handicaps automatically update after each round. Sounds similar now. I’ll have to modify my code and write a custom script but now I know what to do.

    1. Three rounds, establish handicap.
    2. Adjust handicap based on score/category per round following.

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