Kentucky Golf Association

Player of the Year

KGA Player of the Year Standings

The KGA Player of the Year Standings identifies the amateur who had the best season in Kentucky Golf Association managed and select non-managed competitions. The standings are calculated using the Kentucky Amateur Points System, (Women’s System for Women) competitions only for the tournament current season.

On January 1, 2019 the Kentucky Golf Association (KGA) modified the age divisions. The Open Division will include players up to age 49*. The Senior Division includes ages 50 – 59, Masters Division players range from 60 – 69 and the Legends Division includes all players 70 and over. All players no matter their age are eligible to compete in every KGA tournament scheduled unless designated for gender only competitors. Except for the Kentucky Amateur, all tournaments feature gross and net divisions with prizes.

Players ages 40-49 who compete in the Open Division will earn points towards the Herb McGuire Mid-Senior Player of the Year.

* = Players above the age of 50 may still choose to play in the Open division if they do so choose. 

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John Owens Player of the Year

2019 Current Standings | Past Award Recipients


Women’s Kentucky Player of the Year

2019 Current Standings


Herbie McGuire Mid-Senior Player of Year (age 40-49)

2019 Current Standings


Tom Musselman Player the of Year (age 50-59)

2019 Current Standings | Past Award Recipients


Dale Barnstable Player the of Year (age 60-69)

2019 Current Standings


Don Smith Player the of Year (age 70+)

2019 Current Standings


KGA Amateur Series Standings

The KGA Amateur Series Standings determine eligibility for the KGA Amateur Series Championship. The standings are based solely on a player’s performance at KGA Amateur Series events. Points are awarded for gross and net finishes. 1st Place receives 15 points and each place through 14th receive one less point.  All players 15th and higher receive 1 point.  Winners of a division receive a round bonus of 5 points.  Ties are not split.  Points are doubled for the Series Championship.  The highest point winner will be recognized as the Series Champion.

2019 Current Standings


Key Notes

a) To receive points, a player must be a resident of Kentucky and/or have an active Handicap Index at a KGA Member Club.

b) To be eligible for POY honors and/or invitations to the invitational, players must play in at least one KGA Championship.

c) Points are awarded using standardized percentages for all competitions.

e) Point values in team competitions are split equally (exception is USGA Four-Ball).

g) Players playing in a competition with a Open Division shall earn Mid-Senior POY points if eligible (age = 40-49)

h) Points in USGA Qualifiers held in Kentucky are awarded to players based on finished against Kentucky amateurs only.

i) Points for USGA Qualifiers held outside of Kentucky are awarded only to qualifiers (see USGA Qualifying Bonus on chart).

j) Points for USGA Championships remain in player’s record until the next years actual championship concludes.

k) Points in Kentucky Opens are awarded to players based on finish against Kentucky amateurs only.

Golf House Kentucky Sponsors

About Golf House Kentucky

Golf House Kentucky is the umbrella organization for Kentucky’s Family of Golf Organizations: Kentucky Golf Association, Kentucky PGA and Kentucky Golf Foundation. The vision of Kentucky’s golf leaders, Golf House Kentucky was founded in 1978, and is headquartered in a picturesque country setting in Louisville, Kentucky. Golf House Kentucky conducts competitions for golfers of all ages, gender and skill levels (amateur, professional and junior), and provides valuable services to Kentucky PGA professionals and member golf facilities. Working in partnership with the USGA, Golf House Kentucky provides individual golfers and member golf facilities with a wide range of services: Handicapping, USGA Course and Slope Rating, award programs, club consulting and golf management software. The family’s philanthropic affiliate, Kentucky Golf Foundation promotes the Kentucky Golf Hall of Fame, Kentucky golf museum and provides grant and scholarship programs for youth in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

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