Player of the Year

Player of the Year

New for 2019

For 2019 there will be a new point scale in place putting more emphasis on our Major and Ace point events. Also new for 2019 every player who finishes an event and posts a score will receive a minimum of 1 Player of the Year Point. 

Information

Players should choose their division according to their age as of June 3, 2019. Points will be accrued in only one division. Player of the Year is the highest honor awarded to an Iowa Junior Tour member. Each of the following age divisions will have one Player of the Year winner to be honored at the Iowa PGA Section Awards Luncheon in the Fall. Each junior must be a member of the Junior Tour at the time the points are earned. Junior Tour Player of the Year winners will be invited, along with their parents, to attend the Iowa PGA Section Awards Luncheon, where they will receive an award for their accomplishment.

Player of the Year Points Calculation

Player of the Year point totals for 2019 will continue to be a best of approach. Juniors total will be the best finishes of 15 events. There are over 50 point events for juniors to choose on the 2019 schedule. If a sudden death playoff is conducted for a 1st place tie, the winner of the playoff will receive 1st place points. For all other ties, points will be split among competitors, even if there is a scorecard playoff. Scorecard playoffs are only used to determine who will receive the trophy for the event. Points will automatically be added to each player’s profile after the conclusion of the event. Once the season has begun, you will find updated points for each division on this page. Please contact the Iowa PGA Section office at 319-648-0026 with any questions.

Cobra-Puma Junior Cup Matches

The Iowa PGA Junior Tour will continue to participate in the Cobra-Puma Junior Cup Matches versus the Gateway PGA Junior Tour.  The Gateway PGA will host in 2019.  More details available soon. The top POY winners will be invited to attend this event. CLICK HERE for complete details on this great event.  

Listed below are the 4 Event Categories.  Any junior can participate in any event.  Major and Ace point events are administered by the Iowa PGA Section Staff.  These events generally have large participation numbers and more intermediate and advanced players.  All players are welcome, but please keep in mind difficulty of course set up and make sure you are keeping good pace of play at all times.

Major Point Events

These are state/section championship, consisting of highest quality field.  Many of these events will be ranked on Junior Golf Scoreboard and with the American Junior Golf Association.  Iowa PGA Section staff on site to administer.

MAJOR Point Events

1.

560

11.

80

2.

400

12.

72

3.

320

13.

64

4.

280

14.

56

5.

240

15

48

6.

200

16.

40

7

160

17

32

8.

140

18.

16

9.

120

19. 

8

10.

100

20.

8

 

 Ace Point Events

These are typically one day high quality field events where the Iowa PGA Section Staff are on site.


 

ACE Point Events

1.

280

11.

40

2.

200

12.

36

3.

160

13.

32

4.

140

14.

28

5.

120

15.

24

6.

100

16.

20

7.

80

17.

16

8.

72

18.

8

9.

60

19.

4

10.

56

20.

4

 

Eagle Point Events

Events with high quality fields and greater weight. Section staff does not administer these events.

EAGLE Point Events

1.

140

11.

20

2.

100

12.

18

3.

80

13.

16

4.

70

14.

14

5.

60

15.

12

6.

50

16.

10

7.

40

17.

8

8.

36

18.

4

9.

30

19.

2

10.

28

20.

2

Birdie Point Events

Tournaments can be more local and regional.  Still quality run events with good fields.  Section staff does not administer these events. 

 
 

Birdie Point Events

1.

70

11.

10

2.

50

12.

9

3.

40

13.

8

4.

35

14.

7

5.

30

15.

6

6.

25

16.

5

7.

20

17.

4

8.

18

18.

2

9.

15

19.

1

10.

14

20.

1

 

Bonus Points

Note: Qualifiers are non-point events. Player of the Year points are not given for participating.

Once the season has begun, you will find updated points for each division on this page.  Please contact the Iowa PGA Section office at 319-648-0026 with any questions.

Bonus points will be awarded for the 44th National Junior PGA Championship. Two boys will advance on from the Section Championship to the National event that will be played at Keney Park Golf Course in Hartford, Connecticut on July 30-August 2, 2019. The Girls National PGA Championship will be hosted by Keney Park Golf Course in Hartford, Connecticut on July 9-12, 2019. 

Bonus Point Breakdown

Points will be added to total points accrued from the 44th National PGA Junior Iowa Championship 400 Points: Qualifying / Advancing to the 44th National PGA Junior Championship* 450 Points: Finishing in the top 25 at the 43rd National PGA Junior Championship 750 Points: Winning the 44th National PGA Junior Championship *In order to qualify for the 44th National PGA Junior Championship juniors must not have reached their 19th birthday by August 2, 2019 for Boys and July 12, 2019 for Girls.

2018 Player of The Year Award Winners

  • Boys 16-18 Player of the Year

    Tyler Vaske, Knoxville, Iowa
  • Girls 16-18 Player of the Year

    Paige Hoffman, West Des Moines, Iowa
  • Boys 14-15 Player of the Year

    Matthew Briggs, Burlington, Iowa
  • Girls 14 & 15 Player of the Year

    Rylee Heryford, Newton, Iowa
  • Boys 12 & 13 Player of the Year

    Evan Smith, Knoxville, Iowa
  • Girls 13 & Under Player of the Year

    Saleah Vivanh-Vong, Des Moines, Iowa
  • Boys 11 Under Player of the Year

    Vaughn Roseman, Walcott, Iowa
  • Charlie Burkart Scholarship Recipient

    Nicolaus Latcham, Waukee, Iowa