IGA to launch Super Senior Player of the Year in 2017
The Iowa Golf Association Board of Directors recently approved a recommendation from the Rules & Competitions Committee to begin a Men’s IGA Super Senior Player of the Year award. The award will go to the top point-earner age 65 and older in a series of IGA events, USGA events and Additional Point Events and will be launched in 2017.
Discussion of starting a Super Senior Player of the Year award began in 2015, after the IGA had record participation in the super senior division of the Iowa Senior Amateur. It continued again in 2016 and so discussion became serious as a super senior division could be a potential source of growth for point events that need it.
“Our committee looked hard at the numbers and discussed the potential for a Super Senior Player of the Year award for the past two years,” said IGA Executive Director Chad Pitts. “We discussed it with our various point events and ultimately determined to go forward with it in 2017.”
A few sanctioned point events have already committed to a Super Senior Division while others plan to make that decision within the next few weeks.
“It will be a fairly simple system, modeled closely to our other Player of the Year systems,” added Pitts. “It will also be a bit of a fluid system early in the year as we figure out which of our additional sanctioned point events wish to offer this division.”
Points will be calculated and posted to the IGA Player of the Year Standings page here.