Jimmy Kirchdorfer Presented with KGA's J.W. Janes Award

LOUISVILLE, KY (January 2, 2021) – Jimmy Kirchdorfer has been chosen by the Kentucky Golf Association as the recipient of the J.W. Janes Award. Named in honor of the long-time KGA board member and Kentucky Golf Hall of Fame member, this award salutes a person for their contributions and work towards amateur golf in Kentucky. The award has been awarded annually since 1985.

Kirchdorfer, who is a board member of the Kentucky Golf Foundation, has been instrumental in the growth of Youth on Course since its inception within the Commonwealth in 2019. Kirchdorfer also serves on the Barbasol Championship’s advisory committee, the boards of the Western Golf Association, the Golf Course Builders of America Foundation, and The First Tee of Louisville. Additionally, Kirchdorfer has been most generous with his time in assisting top amateur golfers and newly-turned professional golfers as they seek to work their way up the ranks of the sport and hopefully onto the PGA Tour.

“I’m honored and grateful for this recognition,” Kirchdorfer stated. “The game of golf has significantly impacted my life.  I believe there are many societal benefits that the game provides. I look forward to continuing to work with the Kentucky Golf Association to provide opportunities to share the game with today’s youth.”

 “Jimmy is a very deserving recipient in so many different ways.” Dave Nicholas, Kentucky Golf Association Honorary President said. “His work on and support of programs like Youth on Course, the Youth on Course caddie program, the First Tee, and the Justin Thomas Foundation is key to the advancement of junior golf in Kentucky. He recognizes that golf provides a wonderful opportunity to build character and responsibility in our youth. Jimmy has worked to advance amateur golf in a manner that would make Mr. Janes very proud.”

The Kentucky Golf Association congratulates Kirchdorfer on this award and thanks him once more for his contributions to Kentucky’s amateur golfers.

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