Handicap Committee Report
Last Updated: 02/07/17
BMGC Handicap Committee
PEER REVIEW

Fairness and Field Integrity are fundamental to every golf competition; whether it is a tournament event, a skins game, or a friendly wager. It is the responsibility of every club to recognize, respect, and uphold these basic principles.
The BMGC Handicap Committee supports the USGA and SCGA efforts to maintain and update every member’s index of current playing ability. How do we do this? The only way is PEER REVIEW.
PEER REVIEW is simply the acknowledgement by each member that a player’s true index is based on the consistent and fair posting of their adjusted gross score each time they play golf. 

The BMGC Handicap Committee wants to promote, educate, and remind our members of their PEER REVIEW responsibilities:
Avoidance of posting low scores
Indifference to the posting of high scores
And deliberate manipulation of a score, 
cannot be condoned by any golfer who understands and appreciates fair play. 

POST YOUR SCORE, in a timely and accurate manner and help your fellow players do the same!

Brookside Men’s Golf Club
Handicap Committee Meeting
February 7, 2017

Minutes –

Called to order – 5:15 PM

Present:  Scott Anderson – Chairman, Randy Gottlieb, Ron Moore, Maurice Mischook, Ed Kelly, Gary Baker, Vic Buxton
Absent:  Allen Mar

Minutes – The Minutes from the September 13, 2016 meeting were reviewed and have been posted to the BMGC website.  The minutes from the December 2016 meeting were reviewed and discussed.

Web Site – The BMGC Website Home Page and Handicap Committee section have been updated.

The January Tournament, Low Gross/Low Net, results indicate four (4) penalty rounds were given.    

The Committee heard an appeal of one penalty round for the January Tournament, and after careful consideration to all facts and extenuating circumstances, the Committee voted to deny the appeal.   The Committee stressed the BMGC Tournament policy to post all rounds after play and prior to leaving the course.     

The Tournament of Champions did not reveal any penalty rounds.

Watch List – The Watch List was discussed and a review of the BMGC players on this list were discussed.  Some of the players reviewed are being referred to the Handicap Committee by the membership at large, thus insuring that Peer Review is ongoing and active within the Brookside Men’s Golf Club. 

BMGC Tournaments - The Handicap Committee, in conjunction with the Tournament Committee, will continue to enforce USGA and SCGA guidelines and take action as to players that have been playing far beyond their potential.  Thus, these players handicaps will be adjusted for any particular tournament.  Each player that is so adjusted will be notified of their handicap adjustment prior to the tournament.  It was decided that one player will be adjusted for the February Stableford tournament. 

Meeting Adjourned – 5:54 PM.

Respectfully submitted – R. Gottlieb















Brookside Men’s Golf Club
Handicap Committee Meeting
September 13, 2016

Minutes –

Called to order – 5:30 PM

Present:  Scott Anderson – Chairman, Randy Gottlieb, Ron Moore, Allen Mar, Maurice Mischook, Ed Kelly
Absent:  Vic Buxton, Gary Baker

Minutes – The Minutes from the August 9th meeting were reviewed and have been posted to the BMGC website.

Web Site – The BMGC Website Home Page and Handicap Committee section have been updated.

Watch List – The Watch List was discussed and a review of the BMGC players on this list were discussed.  Some of the players reviewed are being referred to the Handicap Committee by the membership at large, thus insuring that Peer Review is ongoing and active within the Brookside Men’s Golf Club. 

Money List – 2016 tournament winnings have been updated on the BMGC website. A discussion took place as to why this is a Handicap Committee topic.  The BMGC Tournament Money list that is posted online is a good correlation to tournament modification.

BMGC Tournaments - The Tournament Committee has been taking action and will continue to do so with players that have been playing far beyond their potential.  The players affected are notified of their handicap adjustment prior to the tournament.  It was decided that three players will be modified for the September Criers tournament. 

Penalty Rounds – Two penalty rounds were issued due to members not posting their scores for the August BMGC tournament.  There have been 44 Penalty Rounds issued to BMGC members year to date, 2016.  This number is down from prior years.

Meeting Adjourned – 6:10 PM. 

Respectfully submitted – E. Kelly


Brookside Men’s Golf Club
Handicap Committee Meeting
August 9, 2016

Minutes - Called to order – 5:30 PM

Present:  Scott Anderson – Chairman, Allen Mar, Randy Gottlieb, Ron Moore, Vic Buxton, Ed Kelly

Absent:   Maurice Mischook, Gary Baker

Minutes – The Minutes from the June 14th meeting were reviewed and have been posted to the BMGC website.

Web Site – The BMGC Website Home Page and Handicap Committee section have been updated.

Watch List – The Watch List was discussed and a review of the BMGC players on this list were discussed.  Some of the players reviewed are being referred to the Handicap Committee by the membership at large, thus insuring that Peer Review is ongoing and active within the Brookside Men’s Golf Club. 

BMGC Tournaments - The Tournament Committee has been taken action and will continue to do so with players that have been playing far beyond their potential.  The players affected are notified of their handicap adjustment prior to the tournament. 

Money List – 2016 tournament winnings have been updated on the BMGC website. A discussion took place as to why this is a Handicap Committee topic.  The BMGC Tournament Money list that is posted online is a good correlation to tournament modification.

Penalty Rounds – A few penalty rounds were issued due to members not posting their scores.  This was due to not posting their round on the day of a BMGC tournament or within 72 hours of a regular home or away round.

Peer Review – Definition and purpose of Peer Review will be posted on the BMGC Home Page.  It is the basis for the BMGC Handicap process.  Pay, Play, Post!

Meeting Adjourned – 6:17 PM. 
Respectfully submitted – E. Kelly

 


Brookside Men’s Golf Club
Handicap Committee Meeting
June 14, 2016

 

Minutes – 

Called to order – 5:35 PM 

 

Present:  Scott Anderson – Chairman, Gary Baker, Randy Gottlieb, Vic Buxton, Ed Kelly
Board Members – Bob Baumann, Art Longoria

 

Absent:   Ron Moore, Maurice Mischook, Allen Mar 

Web Site – The BMGC Website Home Page and Handicap Committee section have been updated. 

Money List – 2016 tournament winnings has been updated on the BMGC website. A discussion took place as to why this is a Handicap Committee topic.  The BMGC Tournament Money list that is posted online is a good correlation to tournament modification. 

Penalty Rounds – A few penalty rounds were issued due to members not posting their scores.  This was due to not posting their round on the day of a BMGC tournament or within 72 hours of a regular home or away round. 

There have been issues with the Pro Shop posting computer. 

A letter by a BMGC member appealing their penalty round was mentioned but their name was not revealed nor was their letter distributed.

 BMGC Tournaments - Tournament Committee will issue modified handicaps for certain members for BMGC Tournaments, at the discretion of the Tournament Committee.  The players affected should and are notified prior to the tournament.  

Watch List – The Watch List was discussed and a review of the BMGC players on this list were discussed.  Some of the players reviewed are being referred to the Handicap Committee by the membership at large, thus insuring that Peer Review is ongoing and active within the Brookside Men’s Golf Club. 

Peer Review – Definition and purpose of Peer Review will be posted on the BMGC Home Page.  It is the basis for the BMGC Handicap process.  Pay, Play, Post! 

Meeting Adjourned – 5:58 PM. Respectfully submitted – E. Kelly



Brookside Men’s Golf Club
Handicap Committee Meeting
April 12, 2016
Minutes –
 
Called to order – 5:35 PM
 
Present:  Scott Anderson – Chairman, Gary Baker, Randy Gottlieb, Rob Moore, Vic Buxton, Maurice Mischook, Ed Kelly
Absent:   Allen Mar
 
Penalty Rounds – Quite a few penalty rounds were recently issued due to members not posting their scores. This was due to not posting their round on the day of a BMGC tournament or within 72 hours of a regular home or away round.
 
Web Site – The BMGC Website Home Page and Handicap Committee section need to be updated.
 
Watch List – The Watch List was discussed and a review of the BMGC players on this list were discussed. Some of the players reviewed are being referred to the Handicap Committee by the membership at large, thus insuring that Peer Review is ongoing and active within the Brookside Men’s Golf Club.
 
BMGC Tournaments - Tournament Committee will issue modified handicaps for certain members for BMGC Tournaments. The BMGC Tournament Money list that is posted online is a good correlation to tournament modification.
 
Peer Review – Definition and purpose of Peer Review will be posted on the BMGC Home Page. It is the basis for the BMGC Handicap process. Pay, Play, Post!
 
Meeting Adjourned – 5:54 PM. 
Respectfully submitted – E. Kelly


Brookside Men’s Golf Club
Handicap Committee Meeting
January 12, 2016
Minutes –
 
Called to order – 5:15 PM
 
Present:  Scott Anderson – Chairman, Gary Baker, Randy Gottlieb, Rob Moore, Vic Buxton, Ed Kelly
Absent:   Maurice Mischook, Allen Mar
 
Penalty Rounds – A total of 51 penalty rounds were issued by the BMGC Handicap Committee to BMGC members in 2016 and this is a significant improvement from past years.
 
Issuance of Penalty Rounds will be black & white. Failure to post, on day of a BMGC tournament or within 72 hours of a regular home or away round, will lead to a penalty round, no exceptions.
 
Web Site – The BMGC Website Home Page and Handicap Committee section are now up to date.
 
Handicap modifications – A BMGC player’s handicap had been modified for the past year and the time period has expired and the modification has been removed.
 
BMGC Tournaments - Tournament Committee will issue modified handicaps for certain members for BMGC Tournaments. The BMGC Tournament Money list that is posted online is a good correlation to tournament modification.
 
Watch List – The Handicap committee maintains a listing of all BMGC players’ postings and reviews the membership’s scores to discuss and determine if a player is performing better in tournament and in regular play than their handicap indicates. Some of the players reviewed are being referred to the Handicap Committee by the membership at large, thus insuring that Peer Review is ongoing and active within the Brookside Men’s Golf Club. 
 
Peer Review – Definition and purpose of Peer Review will be posted on the BMGC Home Page. It is the basis for the BMGC Handicap process. Pay, Play, Post!
 
Other Business – New BMGC Board Director, Vic Buxton, will join the BMGC Handicap Committee.
 
Meeting Adjourned – 5:50 PM. 
Respectfully submitted – E. Kelly


Brookside Men’s Golf Club
Handicap Committee Meeting,
October 13, 2015
Minutes –
 
Called to order – 5:10 PM
 
Present: Scott Anderson – Chairman, Gary Baker, Randy Gottlieb, Rob Moore, Maurice Mischook, Ed Kelly, Allen Mar
Absent:  None
 
Penalty Rounds – Two penalty rounds were issued for the recent September Seniors Tournament. 44 Penalty Rounds year to date which is an improvement from past years.
 
Issuance of Penalty Rounds will be black & white. Failure to post, on day of a BMGC tournament or within 72 hours of a regular home or away round, will lead to a penalty round, no exceptions.
 
Web Site – The BMGC Website Home Page and Handicap Committee section are now up to date.
 
Handicap modifications – A BMGC player’s handicap had been modified for the past year and the time period has expired and the modification has been removed.
 
BMGC Tournaments - Tournament Committee will issue modified handicaps for certain members for the BMGC Presidents Cup Tournaments to be held at the end of October. The BMGC Tournament Money list that is posted online is a good correlation to tournament modification.
 
Watch List – The Handicap committee maintains a listing of all BMGC players’ postings and reviews the membership’s scores to discuss and determine if a player is performing better in tournament and in regular play than their handicap indicates. Some of the players reviewed are being referred to the Handicap Committee by the membership at large, thus insuring that Peer Review is ongoing and active within the Brookside Men’s Golf Club. 
 
Peer Review – Definition and purpose of Peer Review will be posted on the BMGC Home Page. It is the basis for the BMGC Handicap process. Pay, Play, Post!
 
Meeting Adjourned – 5:55 PM. 
Respectfully submitted – E. Kelly
 

Brookside Men’s Golf Club
Handicap Committee Meeting,
August 11, 2015

Minutes –
 
Called to order – 5:10 PM
 
Present:  Scott Anderson – Chairman, Gary Baker, Randy Gottlieb, , Rob Moore, Maurice Mischook
Absent:  Ed Kelly, Allen Mar
 
Penalty Rounds – Six penalty rounds were issued for the recent 4-Man, 3-best Ball Tournament. 
 
Issuance of Penalty Rounds will be black & white. Failure to post, on day of a BMGC tournament or within 72 hours of a regular home or away round, will lead to a penalty round, no exceptions.
 
Web Site – The BMGC Website Home Page and Handicap Committee section are now up to date.
 
BMGC Tournaments - Tournament Committee has and will continue to issue modified handicaps for BMGC tournaments.
 
Watch List – The Handicap committee maintains a listing of all BMGC players’ postings and reviews the membership’s scores to discuss and determine if a player is performing better in tournament and in regular play than their handicap indicates. Some of the players reviewed are being referred to the Handicap Committee by the membership at large, thus insuring that Peer Review is ongoing and active within the Brookside Men’s Golf Club. 
 
Peer Review – Definition and purpose of Peer Review will be posted on the BMGC Home Page. It is the basis for the BMGC Handicap process. Pay, Play, Post!
 
Meeting Adjourned – 5:55 PM. 
Respectfully submitted – S. Anderson with assistance from E. Kelly


Brookside Men’s Golf Club
Handicap Committee Meeting
May 12, 2015
Minutes –
 
Called to order – 5:10 PM
 
Present:  Scott Anderson – Chairman, Gary Baker, Randy Gottlieb, Allen Mar, Rob Moore, Maurice Mischook Ed Kelly
Absent: None
 
Penalty Rounds – No penalty rounds were issued for the recent Out of Towner. No penalty rounds were issued to BMGC members for the month of May to date.
 
Issuance of Penalty Rounds will be black & white. Failure to post, on day of a BMGC tournament or within 72 hours of a regular home or away round, will lead to a penalty round, no exceptions.
 
Web Site – The BMGC Website Home Page and Handicap Committee section are now up to date.
 
Watch List – The Handicap committee maintains a listing of all BMGC player’s postings and reviews the membership’s scores to discuss and determine if a player is performing better in tournament and in regular play than their handicap indicates. Some of the players reviewed are being referred to the Handicap Committee by the membership at large, thus insuring that Peer Review is ongoing and active within the Brookside Men’s Golf Club. 
 
The Handicap Committee addressed a club member’s handicap modification. The Committee made a unanimous decision on the modification and it was agreed to refer the matter to the BMGC Board.
 
Peer Review – Definition and purpose of Peer Review will be posted on the BMGC Home Page. It is the basis for the BMGC Handicap process. Pay, Play, Post!
 
2015 Handicap Committee Meeting Schedule – Will be scheduled as directed by Handicap Chairman. When scheduled, it will most likely precede the BMGC Board Meetings held on the 2nd Tuesday of the month.
 
Meeting Adjourned – 5:48 PM. 
Respectfully submitted – E. Kelly


Brookside Men’s Golf Club
Handicap Committee Meeting,
April 14, 2015
Minutes –
 
Called to order – 5:10 PM
 
Present:  Scott Anderson – Chairman, Gary Baker, Randy Gottlieb, Ed Kelly
Absent: Allen Mar, Rob Moore, Maurice Mischook
 
The SCGA held a half day Handicap Certification Seminar on Wednesday, March, 25th at the Brookside Clubhouse. S. Anderson attended and his certification will be in effect for 4 years. Gary Baker’s certification is through 2018.
 
Penalty Rounds – 6 were issued in April to date, all for non-posting of rounds played.
 
Penalty rounds – Issuance of Penalty Rounds will be black & white. Failure to post, on day of a BMGC tournament or within 72 hours of a regular home or away round, will lead to a penalty round, no exceptions.
 
The Handicap Committee addressed a club member’s handicap modification. The Committee decision on the modification will take place at the next Handicap Committee meeting to be held on Tuesday, May 12th at the Brookside Clubhouse.
 
The SCGS 4-Ball Qualifier was discussed, whether it should use a tournament handicap (assigned by the Tournament Committee) vs. the player’s current handicap. Handicap Committee to recommend to the BMGC Tournament Committee that adjustments to handicaps be made for BMGC tournaments.
 
Peer Review – Definition and purpose of Peer Review will be posted on the BMGC Home Page. It is the basis for the BMGC Handicap process. Pay, Play, Post!
 
2015 Handicap Committee Meeting Schedule – Will be scheduled as directed by Handicap Chairman. When scheduled, it will most likely precede the BMGC Board Meetings, 2nd Tuesday of the month.
 
Meeting Adjourned – 5:50 PM. 
Respectfully submitted – E. Kelly
 


Brookside Men’s Golf Club
Handicap Committee Meeting,
February 10, 2015
Minutes –
 
Called to order – 5:05 PM
 
Present:  Scott Anderson – Chairman, Gary Baker, Rob Moore, Maurice Mischook, Randy Gottlieb, Ed Kelly
Absent: Allen Mar
 
Scott opened the meeting by welcoming the 2015 Committee members. Scott wishes to keep the Handicap section on the BMGC Website up to date and in a more prominent position on the home page. We should try to keep the Committee meeting minutes current.
 
Penalty rounds – Issuance of Penalty Rounds will be black & white. Failure to post, on day of a BMGC tournament or within 72 hours of a regular home or away round, will lead to a penalty round, no exceptions.
 
Seven Penalty Rounds have been issued in February.
 
Practice Rounds – Can’t just drop a ball mid-round. Must declare a practice round prior to teeing off.
 
Peer Review – Definition and purpose of Peer Review will be posted on the BMGC Home Page. It is the basis for the BMGC Handicap process. Pay, Play, Post!
 
The SCGA will hold a half day Handicap Certification Seminar on Wednesday, March, 25th at the Brookside Clubhouse. (go to the SCGA website for more details).
 
2015 Handicap Committee Meeting Schedule – Will be scheduled as directed by Handicap Chairman. When scheduled, it will most likely precede the BMGC Board Meetings, 2nd Tuesday of the month.
 
Meeting Adjourned – 5:30 PM. 
Respectfully submitted – E. Kelly


HANDICAP COMMITTEE MISSION STATEMENT

The goal of the handicap committee is to provide our members with a handicap appropriate to their playing ability. The committee consists of eight members that meet once a month and uses the USGA Handicap book and peer review in a fair evaluation of member's handicaps. The membership and the Handicap committee must work together to maintain the integrity of the Brookside Men's Golf Club.

BROOKSIDE POLICIES AND PROCEDURES FOR HANDICAPPING

The Handicap Committee within the golf club is responsible for all aspecats of the USGA Handicap
System, including the computation of each member's Handicap Index. As a committee we will verify that all acceptable scores are reported for handicap purposes. All recorded scores will be made readily available for peer review and random scorecard audits will be performed.

Handicap Committee Members:
Scott Anderson - Chairman, Gary Baker, Allen Mar, Rob Moore, Randy Gottlieb, Maurice Mischook & Ed Kelly.

As a committee, we ensure compliance with the USGA Handicap System, including peer review. The committee members, including the chair consists of members of the Brookside Mens Club.

The handicap committee has set forth the following policies and procedures for all members using the USGA Handicap System.

     1. Post all acceptable rounds, including 9 hole scores
     2. Scores must be posted within 72 hours of the game being played under casual conditions
     3. All mens club tournaments must be posted before you leave the golf course.
     4. Equitable Stroke Control must be applied to all scores for posting purposes

What is an Acceptable Score?

     If 13 or more holes are played in an 18 hole round
     If 7 to 12 holes are played for the 9 hole round
     Match play, stroke play and team competitions
     If a player is requested to pick up when out of contention, Including team competitions
     If a player is disqualified from a competition but has an acceptable score it must be posted

All acceptable scores must be posted within 72 hours using one of the following methods

    Posting computer at any golf course utilizing GHIN
    scga.org website
    ghin.com website
    Return to the Handicap Chair for posting

Disciplinary Action for failure to post or player manipulating their Handicap Index:

     Failure to post will result in a penalty round being issued
     Manipulating your index will result in a  index modification from the Handicap Committee

A player must earn a Handicap Index. No player has an inherent right to a Handicap Index without providing full evidence of ability to our golf clubs's Handicap Committee. The Handicap Committee has the ultimate authority and obligation to adjust a Handicap Index of the BMGC members.
Peer Review
 
Peer Review" is the ability of golfers to gain an understanding of a player's potential ability and to form a reasonable basis for supporting or disputing a score that has been posted.
There are two essential elements of peer review:
1. Members of a golf club must have a reasonable and regular opportunity to play together (see Decision 2/8).
2. Access must be provided to scoring records, as well as to a Handicap Index list, for inspection by others, including, but not limited to, fellow club members. There are two forms of scoring record display:
General - A General scoring record must provide the six most recent revisions of the player's "Handicap Index" along with scores, score types, ratings, differentials and dates (month and year only) relating to the most recent handicap revision. This must be made available to those involved in peer review.
Complete - A Complete scoring record must provide the six most recent revisions of the player's Handicap Index, along with scores*, score types, ratings, differentials and dates (month, day and year) relating to the most recent handicap revision. This must be made available to fellow club members, the club Handicap Committee and competition officials of any competition in which the player is going to participate.
*The course name for each score should appear in any "Complete" scoring record display and must be included for a Type 3 club.

Penalty Score
 
A "penalty score" is a score posted by the Handicap Committee for a player who does not return a score or otherwise does not observe the spirit of the USGA Handicap System. (See Section 8-4b and 8-4c(iv) .)necessary to do so.

Please direct any questions or concerns to: Scott Anderson at:
sctkrstjkkc@hotmail.com 




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