Super Senior Player of the Year Added To Yearly Awards - MASSGOLF

mass golf INTRODUCES Super Senior Player of The Year Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 28, 2022

NORTON, Massachusetts – The Mass Super Senior Amateur Championships is ironically the youngest Mass Golf Championship and contains the oldest age category for a standalone event. Beginning this year, super seniors in Massachusetts will play for the newest yearly award in the state for amateur golf.

The Super Senior Player of the Year is the latest addition to the Mass Golf Player of the Year Awards Presented by Delta. The award is open to all players ages 65 who compete in at least one Mass Golf sponsored events included in the point system (including qualifiers). 

“With the success and growth of the Super Senior Amateur Championship and the golfers we have in the state and how competitive they are, it was well overdue to establish the player of the year point system and recognize the top super senior players that we have each and every year,” said Kevin Eldridge, Mass Golf’s Director of Rules & Competitions.

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Claude Hoopes, left, and Don Reycroft were winners at the Super Senior Championship in 2021. Hoopes won the Legends Division (Ages 70+). (David Colt, file)

This announcement of the new award comes two years after the Women’s Senior Player of the Year and the Girls’ Junior Player of the Year were added to the year-end honorees.

As announced last week, Delta Air Lines has become the official sponsor of Mass Golf’s Player of the Year Awards, which recognizes the top-performing amateur golfers in the state each season. The presenting rights of the Player of the Year program include a tie into Delta’s “Keep Climbing” campaign. Monthly standings and updates for the Mass Golf Player of the Year Awards presented by Delta will be shared with the broader community as the race to “Keep Climbing” each month heats up.  Be sure to follow along as the top competitors in Massachusetts work to Keep Climbing the standings towards Player of the Year honors.

“It’s always nice to recognize the best golfers from each category at the end of the season,” Eldridge said. “This new award definitely solidifies it and allows us to recognize another player’s longevity and consistency throughout an entire season of events.”

The current awards are as follows: 

  • Richard D. Haskell Player of the Year
  • Anne Marie Tobin Women’s Player of the Year
  • Girls’ Junior Player of the Year
  • Christopher Cutler Rich Junior Player of the Year
  • George M. Cohen Senior Player of the Year
  • Senior Women’s Player of the Year
  • Super Senior Player of the Year
  • Women’s Mid-Amateur Player of the Year

SUPER SENIOR NOTES

  • Don Reycroft (Bayberry Hills GC), the defending Super Senior Amateur champion, finished 7th in the Senior Player of the Year Award race last year but was the leader among Super Seniors in the field. Jack Kearney (Westover GC) was the next closest Super Senior in 14th place.
  • In 2020, Don Foberg (Plymouth Country Club) became the third person to win both the Mass Senior and Mass Super Senior titles and the first person to earn at least one of them in consecutive years.
  • Florida, Texas, and Georgia are among state amateur golf associations that have already implement a Super Senior Player of the Year Award.
  • This year’s Super Senior Amateur Championship takes place October 3-4 at Taconic Golf Club, which hosted the 1996 U.S. Senior Amateur. It is currently the final championship on the Mass Golf 2022 schedule.

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