England Golf launches on-line handicap for non-club members

England Golf has unveiled its new on-line handicap platform, iGolf, which can provide golfers in England the chance to acquire and keep an official WHS handicap with out essentially having to affix a golf membership.

England Golf says that iGolf will present a pathway for the roughly 2.3 million golfers in England who are usually not at present members of golf golf equipment to enter scores, calculate course handicaps and observe their efficiency in the identical means membership members do below the brand new World Handicapping Scheme, which was launched by England Golf final November to England’s 1,800 golf golf equipment and 630,000 membership members.

Golfers must pay £40 per 12 months to enroll to iGolf, though private legal responsibility insurance coverage comes as a part of the subscription.

As an England Golf initiative, income generated by means of the platform will probably be reinvested into the work being finished nationally to assist develop the sport throughout all ranges, assist golf equipment and the broader {golfing} group.

Beneath the brand new iGolf scheme, golfers will be capable of generate an official WHS handicap with out having to affix a membership

To subscribe to iGolf, golfers ought to go browsing to www.englandigolf.co.uk to get began, pay their subscription, obtain the My EG app and begin coming into verifiable scores to acquire a handicap index. Golfers who have been beforehand membership members will, the place attainable, have their handicap index reinstated by means of their iGolf subscription.

“iGolf is an thrilling development for the beginner sport in England and one which we consider will assist safeguard the way forward for our sport. This new platform will assist us to attach with a big proportion of {the golfing} public who we weren’t reaching earlier than, offering a brand new avenue to develop the sport throughout the nation,” stated England Golf CEO, Jeremy Tomlinson.

“When individuals have a measurement for efficiency in any exercise, they naturally wish to do it extra with a purpose to enhance. By offering an official measure of efficiency for non-club members through a WHS handicap index, we will break down lots of the obstacles to uptake of the sport. Our main goal is to encourage play, improve the connection between non-club members and their native amenities and supply avid golfers with a transparent pathway to membership membership ought to they select to make this development. By way of iGolf we will look to carry extra income into the game typically, and particularly for our 1,800 affiliated golf golf equipment and amenities in England.”

Whereas iGolf is a brand new type of subscription, England Golf says that it isn’t designed as a substitute for membership membership. It believes that by encouraging elevated play among the many wider {golfing} public, iGolf might act as a key pathway to membership because the non-club member section of {the golfing} inhabitants expertise extra programs, and the advantages of standard play and practise.

In an effort to keep the integrity of handicapping, a system of checks and balances have been included within the iGolf platform, whereas schooling on the foundations and etiquette of golf are additionally woven into the programme.

Golfers can head to www.englandigolf.co.uk to search out out extra about iGolf and the World Handicap System.



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