World Handicap System

World Handicap System certification dates announced

Since 2003, Golf Manitoba and Golf Canada have been providing member clubs with educational sessions relating to the handicap system.  These seminars are being offered as part of the copyright agreement between Golf Canada and the United States Golf Association (USGA) to try and maintain a consistent manner in which the handicap system is utilized. To date, approximately 400+ participants have attended these seminars.

With the introduction of the World Handicap System (WHS) in early 2020, member clubs/leagues will be required for certification under the WHS. In preparation for this, Golf Manitoba will be offering a number of certification opportunities starting in March. The certification seminars will give attendees a thorough knowledge of the Rules of Handicapping as governed by the WHS. The Handicap Seminars are beneficial for Handicap Committee members, Golf Professionals, Superintendents, General Managers, Club Members and others interested in learning more about Handicapping in general.

Golf Manitoba 2020 WHS Certification Seminar Dates:

  • March 17
  • April 8
  • April 18
  • May 2
  • May 14
  • Fall of 2020

Golf Manitoba 2020 WHS Information Seminars

These information only sessions will provide you a brief overview of the World Handicap System. These sessions are approximately 30 minutes long and will run concurrently during the Golf Manitoba Winter Rules Seminars and are free to attend. Upcoming rules seminar dates:

  • February 13 – Niakwa Country Club
  • March 11 – St. Charles Country Club
  • April 7 – Southwood Golf & Country Club

For more information and to RSVP for an upcoming seminar, please visit