England Golf has launched a new app which will enable golfers to stay up-to-date with their Handicap Index as part of the World Handicap System (WHS).
The app, My England Golf (MyEG), is available to download now for free in Apple and Google Play stores, and follows the official transition on November 2 to the new WHS for the 1,800 golf clubs and 630,000 golfers across England.
England Golf has created the app to provide golfers with the ability to access their Handicap Index on the go, as well as to easily keep track of their overall playing record on a regular basis.
The Course Handicap calculator is another unique feature of the new My England Golf app. This function will allow golfers to cross-reference their Handicap Index with whichever set of tees they will be playing from on a particular day, for any course in the country, in order to work out their Course Handicap.
There is also the opportunity to link up with fellow golfers all over England and follow their progress by creating a ‘Friends’ group.
The new app forms another part of England Golf’s extensive WHS education process, as the governing body of the amateur game in England continues to provide golfers with all the information and tools they need to understand the key elements related to the new WHS.
Commenting on the launch of the My England Golf app, England Golf’s Head of Handicapping & Course Rating, Gemma Hunter, said: “The My England Golf app will help golfers around the country to keep track of their new Handicap Index as it updates after every score is submitted. Using the calculator function through the app will also make it far easier and quicker for golfers to work out what their Course Handicap will be for a certain set of tees at a specific golf club on any given day.
“The team at England Golf is delighted to be able to bring this new app to golfers, and we are confident that it will make the transition from CONGU to the new WHS a much smoother and easier process for golfers around the country.”As part of the new system, a golfer’s current Handicap Index will now be instantly available to view through the My England Golf app, as well as the ‘My England Golf’ Platform on the England Golf website.