Since 2000, the section has been awarding junior golf Players of the Year awards(both boy and girl awards) will be determined by adding the junior player performance points accumulated from each of the major championships and each PGA Junior Golf TOUR event in which a JGA member participates. The Player of the Year winners will be presented awards by the Connecticut Section PGA and honored along with the Connecticut Section PGA Professional Player of the Year at the section's Special Awards Banquet on Sunday, November 17, 2013.
Player performance points are awarded to JGA members in the 13-18 age division and 12 & under division based on place finish among JGA members. In the case of ties, player performance points will be totaled then divided by the number of places tied and distributed accordingly. The only exception for this is when there is a tie for first place and a playoff determines a champion. Then the champion will receive the total first place points.
ROCKY HILL, CONN. (October 17, 2013) Kyle Bilodeau of West Hartford, Conn. has earned the 2013 Player of the Year honors. Bilodeau won the Connecticut Section Spring Stroke Play Championship, which earned him a spot in the Travelers Championship. He also won the Walter Lowell PGA Tournament and claimed his first Connecticut PGA Championship this year. Tony Kelley, head golf professional at Wyckoff Country Club is the 2013 Senior Player of the year. This is the second time Kelley has held the honor.
Registration for the 2013 Connecticut Section PGA Junior Golf Association (JGA) officially opened for membership on Monday. Operations Director, Sally Sohn, is egger about the season beginning. “I’m excited to have both returning members and new ones playing together and learning from each other,” says Sohn. “Its amazing to see how kids grow within the JGA from year to year… This is my fifth season with the Connecticut Section, so its rewarding to see JGA members start in elementary school and progress to making their high school golf teams.”
2013 promises to be the best year yet for the Connecticut Section PGA Junior Golf Association and Junior Golf TOUR. If you have any questions or to join the Junior Golf Association or TOUR, please contact Sally Sohn at SSohn@pgahq.com.