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NSGA Player of the Year

The Nova Scotia Golf Association (NSGA) Player of the Year is used to identify and give recognition to top-performing male and female amateur golfers in Nova Scotia who have achieved success in the golf season. A point system is used based on tournament scores and results of the players in the approved tournaments to objectively rank each individuals performance. The goal of the NSGA Player of the Year is to provide an objective national comparison and ranking system for Nova Scotia’s top male and female amateur players that will enable players to compare themselves to their counterparts across the province.


Player of the Year Awards:

The NSGA Player of the Year awards will be given to the following divisions:

  • Senior Men’s (55+)
  • Senior Women’s (50+)
  • Amateur Men’s
  • Amateur Women’s
  • Junior Boys (U19)
  • Junior Girls (U19)
  • Juvenile Boys (U17)
  • Juvenile Girls (U17)
  • Bantam Boys (U15)
  • Bantam Girls (U15)

Event Point Allocation:

  • All events on the Golf Canada Order of Merit will be valued the same point value as the OOM. All MID- Amateur and Senior events will be allocated the same points as their respective amateur events. (e.g. NSGA Men’s Senior will be valued the same as the NSGA Men’s Amateur.)

  • Club events not recognized by the Golf Canada OOM, will have a starting value of 500 points. The NSGA Player of the Year point allocation grid used to administer points will be dependant on field size. 

Age Categories:

  • Competitors playing in a different age divisions than their actual division (e.g. juniors competing in amateur events), points earned will be allocated towards the NSGA Player of the Year standings in which the tournament is designated.
  • Pee-Wee’s (U13) and divisions playing a “short course” (e.g. under 5000 yards) will not be eligible for NSGA Player of the Year points.
  • Bantam divisions playing a shorter yardage will receive a deducted point value for each event (200 max value). The point allocation grid used to administer points will also be dependant on field size.

Breaking of Ties:

  • If two or more players tie for a position, other than first place, the points will be shared. For example: two players tied for 2nd will share the average of 2nd and 3rd place points.
  • If there is a tie for first place, and a playoff is NOT completed, retrogression will determine who is awarded first place points. If a playoff is completed, the winner of the playoff will be awarded first place points.

Junior Quota Spot Allocation:

  • Junior team selection will be based on the results of the respective Provincial Championship: The top 3 competitors will comprise the team. Any and all remaining quota spots will be allocated based on the Player of the Year Rankings.
  • To be eligible for a quota spot, competitors MUST play in their respective Provincial Championship and the NextGen Atlantic Championship.

Related Links:


 

2020 NSGA POY Current Standings

Senior Men’s Player of the Year       (updated Aug 31, 2020)

Amateur Men’s Player of the Year     (updated Aug 31, 2020)

Junior Boys Player of the Year     (updated Aug 31, 2020)


Senior Women’s Player of the Year       (updated Aug 31, 2020)

Amateur Women’s Player of the Year      (updated Aug 31, 2020)

Junior Girls Player of the Year     (updated Aug 31, 2020)


 

Event & Result Submission

Event Registration

To register an event to the NSGA Player of the Year, clubs MUST e-mail anne@nsga.ns.ca with the following information:

  1. Date
  2. Host Club
  3. Name of Tournament
  4. Division (Men’s, Women’s, Juniors)
  5. Format (e.g. stroke play)

Results Submission

Upon completion of POY tournaments, club / tournament officials are responsible for submitting results to the NSGA office. Results must be submitted prior to August 31 of the current season. Absolutely no net scores will be accepted. All results must be overall gross scores and not allocated in divisions.

To submit the results for a NSGA Player of the Year event, clubs MUST provide the following information via excel spreadsheet, website link, scanned document, or NSGA POY Results form:

  1. Date
  2. Host Club
  3. Tournament Name
  4. Field Size
  5. Divisions – only divisions eligible for awards. Handicap divisions are not applicable. 
  6. Yardages per division
  7. Complete tournament results – overall gross scores only (do not separate into divisions)
    • 80+ competitors = top 80
    • 61-80 competitors = top 60
    • 46-60 competitors = top 44
    • 33-45 competitors = top 32
    • 21-32 competitors = top 20
    • 11-20 competitors = top 11
    • 10 or fewer competitors = top 8
    • If tie for 1st – was there a playoff? If no, winner by retrogression.

If any of the above information is missing, the results will be deemed incomplete and the points for the event will not be allocated. Once all the appropriate information is submitted, points will be awarded.

For events to be included in the current year POY awards, results must be submitted prior to August 31 of the current season. Results submitted after this date are deemed late, and will not be included in POY awards.