The Washington Golf Player of the Year Award is presented annually to the player whose performance and personal character earns them such recognition. Awards are made in the following categories: Men’s, Women’s, Mid-Amateur Men’s, Mid-Amateur Women’s, Senior Men’s, Senior Women’s, Junior Boys’, and Junior Girls’.
In order to be eligible for consideration a player’s primary golf club must be a member of WA Golf, or the player must live in the geographic area that defines Washington Golf (Washington & Northern Idaho) at the time the Performance Points were earned. Members in good standing who attend school out of state shall continue to be eligible for consideration as long as they spend some part of the year living in the area that defines WA Golf. Although the WA Golf Championship Committee believes the Performance Points List provides the most insight in to a player’s ability and cumulative accomplishment, the Committee will consider other golf credentials in the selection process such as support for the Association, sportsmanship, and contributions to the game.
Age requirements: Men (no age limit), Women (no age limit), Mid-Amateur Men (25 years of age and older), Mid-Amateur Women (25 years of age and older), Senior Men (50 years of age and older), Senior Women (50 years of age and older), Junior Boys’ and Girls’ (18 years of age or younger).
The WA Golf Players of the Year are automatically nominated to the PNGA for consideration for the PNGA Player of the Year. PNGA Player of the year candidates are nominated by the various state and provincial golf associations that comprise the PNGA (Alaska, Alberta, British Columbia, Idaho, Montana, and Oregon), and are selected by a vote of the PNGA Championship Committee and members of the Northwest Golf Media Association. Awards are annually given in the eight different categories: Men’s, Women’s, Men’s Mid-Amateur, Women’s Mid-Amateur, Senior Men’s, Senior Women’s, Junior Boys’, and Junior Girls’. The awards are officially presented at the PNGA Annual Meeting in the spring.