Awards

Here is a summary of all of the major men’s amateur golf awards: –

THE MARK H. McCORMACK MEDAL

This prize is presented annually by The R&A and USGA to the leading player in the World Amateur Golf Ranking after the final ‘elite’ event of the season, normally the U.S. Amateur or the European Amateur.

Mark McCormack Medal

The Mark H. McCormack Medal

It honours Mark McCormack, the founder of IMG and a huge supporter of golf.

The Men’s Medal was first presented in 2007, with the Women’s starting in 2011.

Since 2012 the men’s winner has been invited to play in the following year’s U.S. Open and The Open provided they remain an amateur.

The Past Men’s Winner’s are: –

2017  Joaquín Niemann (CHL)

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Joaquín Niemann receives the 2017 McCormack Medal (Photo: USGA)

2016  Maverick McNealy (USA)
2015  Jon Rahm (ESP)
2014  Oliver Schniederjans (USA)
2013  Matthew Fitzpatrick (ENG)

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Matt Fitzpatrick receives the 2013 McCormack Medal (Photo: USGA)

2012  Chris Williams (USA)
2011  Patrick Cantlay (USA)
2010  Peter Uihlein (USA)
2009  Nick Taylor (CAN)
2008  Danny Lee (NZ)
2007  Colt Knost (USA)

SCRATCH PLAYERS WORLD AMATEUR OF THE YEAR

2017  Doug Ghim (USA)
2016  Curtis Luck (AUS)
2015  Bryson DeChambeau (USA)
2014  Oliver Schniederjans (USA)
2013  Bobby Wyatt (USA)
2012  Hideki Matsuyama (JPN)
2011  Patrick Cantlay (USA)
2010  Peter Uihlein (USA)
2009  Rickie Fowler (USA)
2008  Danny Lee (NZ)
2007  Jamie Lovemark (USA)

ENGLAND GOLF ORDER OF MERIT

2017  Matthew Jordan
2016  Scott Gregory
2015  Ashley Chesters
2014  Ashley Chesters
2013  Max Orrin
2012  Neil Raymond
2011  Tom Lewis

GOLF UNION OF IRELAND ORDER OF MERIT – WILLIE GILL AWARD

2017  John Ross Galbraith
2016  Colm Campbell Jr
2015  Cormac Sharvin
2014  Jack Hume
2013  Reeve Whitson
2012  Alan Dunbar
2011  Paul Cutler

SCOTTISH GOLF AMATEUR GOLFER OF THE YEAR – KIRKWOOD TROPHY

2017  Connor Syme
2016  Robert MacIntyre
2015  Ewen Ferguson
2014  Bradley Neil
2013  James Ross
2012  Jack McDonald
2011  Michael Stewart

SCOTTISH GOLF ORDER OF MERIT – BONE TROPHY

2017  Calum Fyfe
2016  Euan McIntosh
2015  Kyle Godsman
2014  Bradley Neil
2013  Jack McDonald
2012  Scott Borrowman
2011  James White

WALES GOLF ORDER OF MERIT

2017  Jack Davidson
2016  Joshua Davies
2015  David Boote
2014  Evan Griffith
2013  Rhys Pugh
2012  Ben Westgate
2011  Rhys Pugh

WELSH AMATEUR GOLFER OF THE YEAR

2017  Jack Davidson
2016  David Boote
2015  Tim Harry, Tom Williams and Ben Chamberlain
2014  Evan Griffith
2013  Amy Boulden
2012  Amy Boulden and Rhys Pugh
2011  Amy Boulden and Rhys Pugh
2010  Amy Boulden
2009  Rhys Pugh
2008  Breanne Loucks
2007 Llewellyn Matthews

THE BEN HOGAN AWARD

This prize is presented annually by a Committee representing The Friends of Golf, the Golf Coaches Association of America and the Colonial Golf Club to the outstanding male amateur and U.S. collegiate golfer of the year.

Prior to 2002 academic performance was also included in the Award’s criteria.

In February each year a 25-man Watch List is announced.  In April this is cut to 10 semi-finalists before a final three are invited to the award ceremony in early May.

The Award is presented at a banquet in May at the Colonial Country Club prior to the PGA Tour’s annual tournament there; in 2018 this was the FortWorth Invitational but in recent years it had been the Crowne Plaza Invitational.

Since 2005 the sponsors of the Invitational event played at Colonial have invited The Ben Hogan Award winner to compete in the following year’s championship.

The Past Winner’s are: –

2018  Doug Ghim (Texas)

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Doug Ghim Receives The 2018 Ben Hogan Award (Photo: Ben Hogan Award)

2017  Maverick McNealy (Stanford)
2016  Jon Rahm (Arizona State)
2015  Jon Rahm (Arizona State)
2014  Patrick Rodgers (Stamford)
2013  Chris Williams (Washington)
2012  Patrick Cantlay (UCLA)
2011  Peter Uihlein (Oklahoma State)
2010  Nick Taylor (Washington)
2009  Kyle Stanley (Clemson)
2008  Rickie Fowler (Oklahoma State)
2007  Chris Kirk (Georgia)
2006  Matt Every (Florida)
2005  Ryan Moore (UNLV)
2004  Bill Haas (Wake Forest)
2003  Ricky Barnes (Arizona) and Hunter Mahan (Oklahoma State)
2002  D.J. Trahan (Clemson)

THE FRED HASKINS AWARD

This prize has been presented since 1971 to the outstanding U.S. college golfer as voted for by college golfers and coaches.

This award is named in honour of Liverpool-born Fred Haskins, who served as pro at the Country Club of Columbus for 34 years.

It is now awarded in early June with the presentation televised live in the U.S. on the Golf Channel.

Recent past winners: –

2018  Norman Xiong (Oregon)

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Norman Xiong With The Fred Haskins Award (Photo: Norman Xiong)

2017  Braden Thornberry (Ole Miss)
2016  Beau Hossler (Texas)
2015  Maverick McNealy (Stanford)
2014  Patrick Rodgers (Stanford)
2013  Michael Kim (California)
2012  Justin Thomas (Alabama)
2011  Patrick Cantlay (UCLA)
2010  Russell Henley (Georgia)
2009  Matt Hill (North Carolina State)
2008  Kevin Chappell (UCLA)
2007  Jamie Lovemark (USC)
2006  Pablo Martin (Oklahoma State)
2005  Ryan Moore (UNLV)
2004  Bill Haas (Wake Forest)
2003  Hunter Mahon (Oklahoma State)
2002  Graeme McDowell (UAB)
2001  Bryce Molder (Georgia Tech)
2000  Charles Howell III (Oklahoma State)
1999  Luke Donald (Northwestern)
1998  Matt Kutcher (Georgia Tech)
1997  Bred Elder (Texas)
1996  Tiger Woods (Stanford)
1995  Stewart Cink (Georgia Tech)
1994  Justin Leonard (Texas)
1993  David Duval (Georgia Tech)
1992  Phil Mickelson (Arizona State)
1991  Phil Mickelson (Arizona State)
1990  Phil Mickelson (Arizona State)
1989  Robert Games (Arizona)
1988  Bob Estes (Texas)
1987  Billy Mayfair (Arizona State)
1986  Scott Verplank (Oklahoma State)
1985  Sam Randolph (Southern California)
1984  John Inman (North Carolina)
1983  Brad Faxon (Furman)
1982  Willie Wood (Oklahoma State)
1981  Bob Tway (Oklahoma State)
1980  Bobby Clampett (Brigham Young)
1979  Bobby Clampett (Brigham Young)
1978  Lindy Miller (Oklahoma State)
1977  Scott Simpson (Southern California)
1976  Phil Hancock (Florida)
1975  Jay Haas (Wake Forest)
1974  Curtis Strange (Wake Forest)
1973  Ben Crenshaw (Texas)
1972  Ben Crenshaw (Texas)
1971  Ben Crenshaw (Texas)

SGA Amateur of the Month

Since 2003 the Southern Golf Association (SGA) have awarded and Amateur of the Month prize to the leading amateur player, male or female, in each month of the golf season (March to October).

The Award is determined by a panel of experts, comprising college coaches, golf writers and golf administrators. Nominations are put forward by the panel who then select the recipient from the names suggested. It started off as a National award but quickly became International in it’s outlook.

Previous GB&I winners include: –
Richie Ramsay (SCO) – August 2006
Rhys Davies (WAL) – date not known
Matthew Fitzpatrick (ENG) – August 2013
Alice Hewson (ENG) – jointly with Dave Houghton in September 2015
Josh Hilleard (ENG) – April 2016

Josh Hilleard SGA Amateur of the Month April 2016

Josh Hilleard receives his Award from Nigel Edwards (Photo: Golf Bible)

All male recipients of the Award are exempted into the Southern Amateur Championship which is staged annually in July.

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