IPPA is currently working on the study and preparation of the implementation of a new global P&P Handicap system based on the future WHS, to be implemented in 2020 worldwide in Golf.
The new World P&P Handicap System aims to bring all different P&P handicap systems together into a single set of Rules for Handicapping, enabling P&P players of different abilities to play and compete on a fair and equal basis, no matter how or where they play.
Each of the member countries of the IPPA will thus be able to standardize their Handicap systems, based on this unique system at a global level, and so, also work with less technically advanced players, putting all players on the same level and being able to compete at the same level worldwide, wherever they are.
The administration and oversight of handicapping will continue to be the responsibility of each handicapping authority and National Federation or Association, thus helping to ensure the credibility of the system at the local level. These organizations will also have the discretion to tailor the system to fit their own golfing culture. For example, the new P&P World Handicap will offer a broad range of formats that are acceptable for handicap purposes, with some form of corroboration, and handicapping authorities and National Federations/Associations will have discretion to select from that range to both support their local golfing culture as well as encouraging golfers to post as many scores as possible.