Know the Score is an educational campaign launched by England Golf in the latter half of 2020 to bring all the different elements of the WHS together to provide a consistent message that golfers will begin to recognise and associate with the WHS.
The short articles below take you through the system step by step:
- Know the Score
An introduction to Know the Score and
How will handicaps be calculated under the WHS?
- Transition Handicaps
How will my initial WHS handicap be calculated?
- Course Rating and Bogey Rating
How the relative difficulty of a course is determined 
- Slope Rating
How the relative difficulty of a course is determined , including a short video about Course Rating and Slope Rating.
- Course Handicap
The number of strokes that you will receive on the golf course
- Score Differentials
How your gross scores are converted into equivalent scores on a course of standard relative difficulty.
- Handicap Index
How the basic Handicap Index calculation is done each time you post a new score.
- Handicap Index Caps
How safeguards ensure that your Handicap Index doesn't rise too quickly due to a spell of poor from.
- Handicap Index Summary
How Exceptional Scores and Playing Conditions can influence the Handicap Index calculation and finishing with a short video.
- Acceptable Scores
The formats of competition and recreational golf that are acceptable for posting scores for handicap purposes.
- Unplayed Holes
How scores from uncompleted rounds can be acceptable for handicap purposes.
- Handicap Allowance and Playing Handicap
How your Handicap Index is converted into a Playing Handicap