4.4/1 – Clarification of Meaning of Peer Review as a Method of Certification of Scores
Peer review is normally conducted by someone:
- Playing in the same group or who was present during the round, and/or
- Who is a member of the same golf club as the player.
In all cases, it must be someone who:
- Has formed a reasonable basis from which to provide support for a score that has been posted or challenge the player on any anomalies in the posted score, or
- Has knowledge of the player’s demonstrated ability and can reasonably verify or challenge the Handicap Index issued to the player.
Challenges or disputes should be raised with the player and/or reported to the Handicap Committee for consideration.
To facilitate the process of peer review, player scoring records must be accessible to all other members of the golf club (see Appendix B: Player’s Scoring Record).