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MGA Player of the Year Guidelines


The final selection of the MGA Jerry Courville Sr. Player of the Year, and of individuals to represent the MGA in special competitions, is determined by the MGA Executive Committee. The selection process will include, but will not be limited to, Player of the Year points earned during a season.

Please note the following guidelines for tracking your points:

  1. To be eligible for the Player of the Year Honor Roll (top 10), a competitor must be a member of an MGA member club and must compete in at least four (4) local events designated as Metropolitan Area Events on the point ranking system during a season, including at least one of the following MGA major championships: the Ike-MGA Stroke Play Championship, the Met Amateur Championship or the Met Open Championship. Players who do not compete in four Met Area events, but do compete in all three of the aforementioned MGA major championships, are eligible for the Honor Roll.
  2. In an event where points are awarded for Sectional or Local Qualifying, Exempt players will be awarded qualifying points only if they compete in the Championship.

    Note: For the purpose of determining whether a player has competed in the required number of MGA and Met Area events and for the purpose of awarding points to exempt players, the term “compete” shall mean that a player has completed at least 18 holes (stroke play) or one match (match play) in the event. 

  3. In events for which points are awarded for Local or Sectional Qualifying, if non-exempt players, or exempt players who have given up their exemption, play in and earn points for qualifying, they will be awarded those points even if they subsequently withdraw from the championship proper. Players who are exempt from U.S. Open Local Qualifying, but complete at least 18 holes during Final Qualifying will receive the points for the Local Qualifying Round.
  4. MGA members competing in competitions in two or more regions (e.g. NJSGA, NYSGA, CSGA, LIGA & WGA) will have their points totaled on a best-case scenario.
  5. In order to earn MGA Player of the Year points, a player must be a member of an MGA member club prior to the start of the points-eligible competition. A competition starts on the first day the player competes in either qualifying or the championship itself.
  6. An Amateur who turns professional during a calendar year remains eligible for the Player of the Year Honor Roll and Player of the Year Award if, and only if, he turned professional after the last official event on the point-ranking system for the season was completed.
  7. It is the responsibility of each player to notify the MGA of top finishes in any national or international event or if they qualify for a USGA event outside of the Metropolitan Area within a practical time period upon completion of the event. Points for other national events will be awarded at the discretion of the Metropolitan Golf Association.

To be considered for the MGA Player of the Year points, a request must be received by the Metropolitan Golf Association’s (‘MGA’) Committee by January 31st of the prior calendar year. The MGA periodically reviews the Player of the Year point system and guidelines. If you have any questions or need more information please contact Tim Hartin ( or call us at 914-347-4653.

+     In Open Stroke Play events, points awarded for making the On-site Cut, Sectional and Local Qualifying, and for finishing Low Amateur (+) would be in addition to any other points awarded. 

 #     Points for Sectional Qualifying, On-site Cut and “Matches Won” (#) are cumulative.  However, players who finish 10th or better in amateur stroke play events, or winner, runner-up, semi-finalist or quarter-finalist in match play events, will receive only the points listed for that position. 

 ##   Qualifying Medalist Points (##) are bonus points and will be added to any other points awarded.


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