The Freeport Club Golf Enthusiasts:

The Freeport Club is a member organization of the Chicago District Golf Association (CDGA) and, as a service to our customers, we are forwarding this notice regarding the new World Handicap System (WHS) actively being implemented as we speak.  Please see the information below, but the WHS will be the only recognized handicapping system in the world beginning in 2020. The Freeport Club is certified as a WHS club and all Membership and Season Pass Holder options for The Freeport Club include one CDGA Membership inclusive of the handicap system under WHS.  We will continue to send out information updates like these, and we will be holding a handicap system seminar at The Freeport Club as the golf season approaches.


The Freeport Club


Welcome to the new World Handicap System!

The new World Handicap System is now effective in the United States and marks a momentous occasion for the game of golf. For this first time, there will be a unified system governed by the USGA and The R&A which enables golfers of different abilities to play and compete on a fair basis, in any format, on any rated course, anywhere around the world. The WHS, comprised of the Rules of Handicapping and the Course Rating System, will be administered by the USGA and its Allied Golf Associations.

For the first time in the United States, every Handicap Index will now be computed by the USGA through a centralized platform to ensure consistency and integrity in every number. We thank you for your support while we moved your information to the new platform during the January 1 – 5 transition period. Effective immediately, any scores posted will be used for handicapping purposes under the new World Handicap System. We look forward to your support as we usher in a new era with the new World Handicap System!

The complete transition to the WHS will be an ongoing process over the next several weeks as the CDGA’s software is updated and data is synced between different platforms and applications. Your patience during this process is greatly appreciated.