A GUI (CONGU®) Handicap, awarded by a club affiliated to one of the eight National Unions/Associations that administer amateur golf in Great Britain and Ireland, is recognised by National golfing authorities and clubs throughout the world as indicative of the golfing capability of the holder. The System is the result of many years of development and refinement, relying on stringent checks and balances which enable scores obtained from quite widely differing courses and playing conditions to be compared on a like-for-like basis. The detail of the CONGU® System is Copyrighted and the acronym CONGU is a registered Trademark in connection with all aspects of golf handicaps calculated and administered by the System.
Only Clubs and Organisations affiliated to one of the eight National Union or Associations that govern amateur golf in Great Britain and Ireland (and other approved overseas Organisations) are allowed to issue and maintain CONGU® Handicaps. All this ensures that CONGU® Handicaps reflect, as accuately as possible, the playing standard of the individual golfer at any one time.