It's clear to see that junior golf in the Met Area is bigger and stronger than ever. Across the board in MGA amateur events, we’ve seen junior competitors making a name for themselves and playing on a level with veteran competitors twice their age. Now, to recognize excellence among the junior competitors in the Met Area, the MGA is excited to announce a new award: the MGA Junior Player of the Year Award, presented by Callaway.

The Junior Player of the Year award will recognize a player age 18 or younger who has performed the best in a given golf season, with an emphasis on the MGA’s two premier junior events – the Met Junior Championships Sponsored by MetLife and the Carter Cup. Similar to the MGA Jerry Courville Sr. Player of the Year Award, a season-long points race will determine the Junior Player of the Year, with the season concluding by September 15 each year. Points standings will be updated after every points-eligible event throughout the season.


2018 MGA Junior POY Point Standings  ●  Guidelines  ●  Points System

Jake Mayer of Scotch Plains, N.J., was on the top of his game when it counted most, as a spectacular four-week stretch of golf--including a win in theh 100th Met Junior Championship Sponsored by MetLife--propelled him to earning the inaugural MGA Junior Player of the Year Award, Presented by Callaway.

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Winners, MGA Junior Player of the Year Award, Presented by Callaway




Jake Mayer