World Handicap System (WHS)
On November 2, the governing bodies of amateur golf in Scotland, England, Ireland and Wales introduced the new World Handicap System (WHS).
The current golf handicapping system has been replaced by WHS which will unify the six different structures currently in operation throughout the world of golf.
With one single, global system in place for the first time, golfer can obtain and maintain a handicap index and use this on any course around the world.
You can find more information on the WHS at Scottish Golf.
Today (Thursday) sees the start of the 2020 US Masters at Augusta National Golf Club.
The tournament will doubtless look different this year but we know it will still be a fantastic event.
Household names Tiger Woods, Jordan Spieth and Phil Mickelson have won the Masters in recent years, but this major has also seen its share of upset winners.
Danny Willett pulled off a stunner in 2016, while Charl Schwartzel (2011) and Patrick Reed (2018) are among the other long-shot champions who have emerged from the Masters field.
Who’s your money on this year? Follow all the news here.
Tartan Pro Tour
The Links was delighted to host the Tartan Pro Tour on a perfect autumnal day in late October.
Tartan Pro Tour is a development tour for male & female golf professionals, providing a stepping-stone for aspiring tournament professionals to reach the highest levels of competition.
The events are played over 36 holes across two days and the Montrose tour was won by none other than 1999 Open Champion Paul Lawrie with a fantastic 63 (-8).
His only blemish was a four at the tough 16th before finishing in style with two birdies, seeing off two ladies in the field Michelle Thompson and Hannah McCook who shot bogey-free 65s (-6).
Great to see our own Sean Logue competing and he was a respectable level par 71.
All the competitors were very complimentary about the 1562 course and we hope it won’t be too long before we can welcome this tour back to the Links.
All the results can be viewed at tartanprotour.co.uk