Category: Birdie Updates
Handicap Committee Structure
Each Thailand golfing area (Pattaya, Bangkok, Phuket, Hua Hin, Chiang Mai, Korat) will have elected members to join the handicap committee based on the following criteria:
Functions and Purpose
The Handicap Committee functions to ensure that all members of the Birdie Handicapping System comply. The role of the Handicap Committee in fair and equitable competition is critical. Players throughout the club depend on the committee to:
The Birdie Handicap System makes the game of golf more enjoyable by enabling golfers of differing abilities to compete on an equitable basis. In particular, the system requires that:
In addition the Committee will also be able to disqualify a player for serious misconduct that is contrary to the spirit of the game
Any action taken by the Handicap Committee may be appealed to the committee in writing. Anyone who is temporarily unable to play golf to his potential due to illness, injury, disability, or other valid reason may request that the committee withdraw his handicap index temporarily or assign a temporary handicap index.
Peer review provides a reasonable and regular opportunity for members of Birdie to access and inspect scoring records and Handicap Indexes for all members. This peer review process may and should be utilized by each Birdie member, as well as the Handicap Committee, as follows:
The current handicap committee for Pattaya and surrounding area are as follows:
Andre Coetzee from the Outback Golf Society
Neil Carter from the Bunker Boys Golf Society
Gordon Duncan from the Phoenix Gold members club
Chris Watson from the Pattaya Hooters Golf Society
You can get in contact with any of these guys via firstname.lastname@example.org
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