Awards

THE MARK H. McCORMACK MEDAL

This prize is presented annually by The R&A 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 golf supporter.

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: –

2016  Maverick McNealy (USA)

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Maverick McNealy receives the 2016 McCormack Medal (Photo: USGA)

2015 Jon Rahm (ESP)
2014 Oliver Schniederjans (USA)
2013 Matthew Fitzpatrick (ENG)
2012 Chris Williams (USA)
2011 Patrick Cantlay (USA)
2010 Peter Uihlein (USA)
2009 Nick Taylor (CAN)
2008 Danny Lee (NZ)
2007 Colt Knost (USA)

ENGLAND GOLF ORDER OF MERIT

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

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

SCOTTISH GOLF GOLFER OF THE YEAR – KIRKWOOD TROPHY

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

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

GOLF UNION OF WALES ORDER OF MERIT

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

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.

In 2017 the award will be presented to either Wyndham Clark (Oregon), Maverick McNealy (Stanford) or Dylan Meyer (Illinois), who were all nominated for final consideration on 3rd May.

The Award is presented at a banquet in May at the Colonial Country Club prior to the Crowne Plaza Invitational.

Since 2005 the Crowne Plaza Invitational played at Colonial has invited The Ben Hogan Award winner to compete in the next year’s championship.

The Past Winner’s are: –

2017  Maverick McNealy (Stanford)

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Maverick McNealy Receives the 2017 Ben Hogan Award (Photo: Ben Hogan Award)

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.

In recent years it has been awarded in early June with the presentation televised live in the U.S. on the Golf Channel.

Recent past winners: –

2017  Braden Thornberry (Ole Miss)

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Braden Thornberry Receives the 2017 Haskins Award (Photo: PGA Tour Media)

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)
1992-91-90  Phil Mickelson (Arizona State)

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 10-person panel of experts, comprising college coaches, sports 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 viewpoint.

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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