The Handicap Committee consists of seven veteran members elected by the Kennedy Men's Club board.
2021 Handicap Committee
James Eck Jr.
KENNEDY MENS CLUB HANDICAP POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
The Kennedy Mens Club Handicap Committee has defined the following policies and procedures to clarify the processes that should be followed by all members of the Kennedy Mens Club Handicap system. The Handicap Committee consists of golf club officials as well as playing members of the club. The Handicap Committee has adopted many of the USGA guidelines and rules as presented in the USGA Handicap System Manual.
“The purpose of the USGA Handicap System is to make the game of golf more enjoyable by enabling players of differing abilities to compete on an equitable basis. The system provides a fair course handicap for each player, regardless of ability, and adjusts a player’s handicap up or down as the player’s game changes. At the same time, the system disregards high scores that bear little relation to the player’s potential ability”.
The Handicap Committee has final decision making responsibility for any and all handicap related issues and is empowered to oversee all handicap related issues including:
Provide handicapping information and/or training as required.
Monitor scoring at KENNEDY MENS CLUB events.
Monitor posting of scores for all rounds for KENNEDY MENS CLUB members.
Maintain the Members Club Handicap
Directly contact KENNEDY MENS CLUB members regarding infractions.
Players who fail to comply with the KENNEDY MENS CLUB handicapping system rules will be adjusted accordingly, following USGA handicap guidelines.
Adjust handicap indexes as The Handicap Committee deems appropriate.
Maintain documentation for the following events:
Contact with KENNEDY MENS CLUB members regarding failure to post a score.
Warning letters (emails) that are issued to a member upon an infraction.
Notifications when a member’s handicap index is modified.