Fully licensed CONGU & USGA Handicapping

CONGU® Licensed

Current Software Version: 8.0.6

All affiliated golf clubs in the UK are required to abide by the handicapping rules and guidelines set out by CONGU®, the body that oversees the system for determining and adjusting handicaps.

Only software vendors that have worked with CONGU® to develop and maintain the system to the required standards are permitted to offer a product bearing the CONGU® trademark and using their formula.  Intelligentgolf holds full license F1204, and has been a licensee since 2006.

With instant updates to the software, you are always up to date with the latest changes, no update CDs or downtime is required.

National Database Support

With full support for the English, Scottish and Welsh Central Database of Handicaps, as well as the Golfing Union or Ireland's GolfNet service, intelligentgolf makes administration and access to the CDH a breeze.

As an online system, intelligentgolf is constantly connected to the CDH, giving realtime lookups on visitor handicaps, up to date exact handicaps for away members and 24x7 background checked for away scores.

When an away score is found for the club, our unique duplicate prevention system verifies it is a newly  reported score, and then notifies by email designated officials at the club who are able to accept or reject the score from anywhere, even via their smartphone.  This allows players, especially juniors who play a disproportionate amount of away golf, to have their handicap record updated as soon as possible, with a minimum amount of effort from the handicap committee.


Handicapping should be transparent and visible to all members.  For too long handicapping has been seen as a black art, hidden away on antiquated computers managed by specific members.  Intelligentgolf changes all that, and brings handicapping out into the open.  With full breakdown of competition scratch score information, all handicap changes, and even the individual member's handicap record, open and available to all current members, 

Tried & Tested

With more than 3 million rounds of golf and 7 years of experience, intelligentgolf is trusted to run qualifying competitions at the top levels of the amateur game.  From the English Amateur to your club's Seniors Open, the same engine drives all our clubs.

This means that you are always compliant with the latest changes from CONGU, and never running out of date software. 


Being able to administer competitions and handicaps from almost any device with internet access greatly eases the role of the handicap secretary. Faster turnaround of competititions, and especially the ability to verify and add an away score downloaded by CDH with just a couple of clicks.

Features available in intelligentgolf include:

  • Fully compliant competition and handicap handling of medals, stablefords, par/bogeys and many other common formats
  • The ability to manage unified competitions across the club - no more split men and ladies sections, and awkward results combinations, you can now run the club as a single entity
  • Open and transparent handicapping - all members are able to view their full handicap history online, and see every little 0.1 increase or otherwise
  • Constantly accurate handicap lists, with custom searches for each section
  • Location independent handicap administration; club officials can perform key tasks from anywhere in the world with internet access
  • Members are able to download and save their own handicap certificate, whether they are at home or on holiday in the UK or abroad
  • 'AWAY' players can create their own ready-made letters detailing all of their scores to take back to their home club
  • Centralised Database of Handicap support - simple, instant and powerful access to the CDH for English, Scottish & Welsh Clubs, as well as full Golfnet support in Ireland.

The system is also constantly updated to meet the changing requirements of CONGU Handicapping and the unions.  Never worry about the need to download or install updates from CD, or to backup your system.  Your club's data is secured in our state of the art datacentres, with multiple offsite backups.  Let us take care of the technical issues, leaving you to the golf.

Created by intelligentgolf version 8.0.6
CONGU® is Copyright Council of National Golf Unions.