The game of golf is a tough one, as every player knows, but it is one of the few where players of all levels compete together on the same course. Golf is a game that does not exclude players from certain events or playing with others because of ability level. The way this is done is by judging each player based on their average scores over a certain period to judge the skill level of a player compared to others. This is the basics of the golf handicap that has been in use across the world since, at least the 17th-century.
In 2020, the USGA and the Royal & Ancient announced the end of the traditional golf handicapping system in the U.S. in favor of the World Handicap System. The idea behind the switch to the latest form of handicapping has been to standardize handicaps across the world to make life easier for players in all areas.