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 for the current tournament season.  Women’s Golf is calculated using the Women’s Amateur Point System.

The KGA uses the following division structure for it's men's tournaments:

  • The Open Division will include players up to age 49, however, players aged 50 or over may opt to play in the Open Division.
    • Players aged 25-49 who compete in the Open Division will earn points towards the Herb McGuire Mid-Amateur Player of the Year.
  • The Senior Division includes ages 50 – 59.
  • The Masters Division players range from 60 – 69.
  • The Legends Division includes all players 70 and over.  

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

Click here for 2023 Men's Points Allocations

Click here for 2023 Women's Points Allocations

Click here for 2023 Men's Point Structure & Breakdowns

John C. Owens Player of the Year

2023 Current Standings | Past Award Recipients

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

2023 Current Standings

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

2023 Current Standings

Don Smith Player of the Year (age 70+)

2023 Current Standings

Marion Miley Player of the Year (Overall)

2023 Current Standings | Past Award Recipients

Anne Combs Player of the Year (Senior)

2023 Current Standings

Bettie Lou Evans Player of the Year (Super Senior)

2023 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 receives one less point.  All players 15th and higher receive 1 point.  Ties are not split.  Points are doubled for the Series Championship.  The highest point winner will be recognized as the Series Champion.

2023 Current Standings

Western Kentucky Amateur Series Standings

The Western Kentucky Amateur Series features events taking place exclusively in Western Kentucky. These events are open, however, to any amateur golfer in Kentucky regardless of their location, age or gender. These three events will offer their own points standings which will recognize Western Kentucky Players of the Year upon completion of these tournaments.

2023 Current Standings

Key Notes

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

b) To be eligible for POY honors, 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 an 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 finishes 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 the player’s record until the next year's 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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