There is an astonishing depth of talented golfers in the Lone Star
State. There always has been, of course. Starting with the gifted junior and
collegiate players, on up through the accomplished men and women mid-amateurs and
seniors, the stars definitely are bright in Texas.
With a full-time experienced staff, abundant resources and well-trained
volunteers, coupled with the unwavering support of our Member Clubs, the Texas
Golf Association and Legends Junior Tour are proud to offer best-in-class competitive
opportunities for golfers across all age groups to develop and display their
It takes a tremendous amount of
hard work to reach the top in competitive amateur golf circles, especially in
Texas. Long before the opening drive is launched down the middle or the first
clutch putt is made, those who aspire to great heights spend countless hours on
the practice range in the hopes of perfecting their game.
It doesn’t always go as planned
in the heat of competition, but such is the cruel and capricious nature of the
game. When things do click, though, and one has bested a field of the state’s best
amateur golfers, there is a tremendous feeling of satisfaction and
The TGA salutes the thousands
of players who compete in its annual events, and who help support and elevate
the amateur game of golf. To recognize sustained excellence during the course
of a season, the TGA and LJT established Player of the Year Awards. The awards
are presented annually to the men, women, seniors and juniors who at the end of
the year have accumulated the most performance points earned for top
finishes in designated TGA and LJT regional and statewide competitions, as well
as USGA national championships.
Over the following pages, you’ll meet and learn more about the TGA and
LJT Players of the Year for 2018.