Information and reminders of rules



Search England Golf WHS Toolkit for more information.

Under the new World Handicap System golf club members have been allotted a new 'handicap index'. To view yours you need your National I.D. number- (ask Handicap Sec. if you don't know it)  and then go on to the England Golf WHS Platform website here and Activate your WHS 'My England Golf' profile. You will then be sent a confirmation code by email which you then enter and create a password to register on the site. You can also download an App called My EG to your phone.

After that you can log in at any time with your password.  You will then be able to see your new exact 'handicap index' and how it was gained from past competition results (they take the best 8 out of the past 20 games) and view any changes regularly.  Please do keep a check on your latest handicap index so you can convert it to the course index and playing handicap as necessary.

The Darenth has a course rating now of 125 for the Ladies tees so when you play take your exact 'handicap index' and refer to the Course Handicap table here (third page for ladies red tees) and that will give you your Course Handicap which you play off.  This table should be on display at the club too.  After competitions your 'handicap index' will be updated at midnight on the day that the results have been uploaded.  Individual  qualifying competitions  are worked out on 95% of your course handicap so this is your 'playing handicap' but general play cards would be on full course handicap.   Please see this link GETTING TO GRIPS WITH THE RULES OF GOLF.


Any full member can put in a 9 or 18 hole general play card at any time as long as they advise Eileen (or another member of the Handicap Committee) beforehand on the day and have the card signed by another member.  These must be strokeplay only, NOT stableford.

If you play at another course {worldwide} you use your 'handicap index' to look up your Course Handicap for that course on that club's conversion table so your handicap will change from course to course according to their slope rating.

Click here for information about the new World Handicap System.

Frequently asked questions here

General questions here

Click this link for file of the new WHS rules of golf

9 hole games will be played on the 18 hole cards with adjustments for course and slope rating. 


We do frequently find several mistakes on the cards. Would you please all check where you get shots according to your handicap (and also the adding up!) and check your scores are the same as your marker.  Please also try to keep the scores legible as they are difficult to read sometimes. If mistakes are made when you are playing qualifying games and you sign for a better score than you had you can be disqualified!! Also can you please write your full name on the card and the date.


When you log on to www.masterscoreboard.co.uk we come under 'The Darenth'  golf club. It is password protected so ask Kay or Eileen for the password.   Don't forget; on Masterscoreboard you can:-

View results of the games (click on 'Competitions', then' More Competitions' just underneath it, then 'Ladies')

Check on the status of the Eclectic or Knockout competitions. 

Check your handicap index status on the 'Handicap List', then click on' Ladies' at the top (when individual password protection is created - hopefully soon


It is possible to run some nine hole qualifying games to help those members who are either, not fit enough or don’t have enough time due to work commitments, to play in enough qualifying games.  We will put these on if we find it is required. Nine hole games will be played on the 18 hole cards with adjustments for course and slope rating.