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 Golf.
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.
Jack Wall of Brielle, N.J., elevated his game to another level when facing the top competition in the Met Area, as his runner-up and low-amateur finish in the 103rd Met Open propelled him to earning the 2018 MGA Junior Player of the Year Award, Presented by Callaway Golf.
Winners, MGA Junior Player of the Year Award, Presented by Callaway Golf
|2018||Jack Wall - Brielle, N.J.|
|2017||Jake Mayer - Scotch Plains, N.J.|