Kentucky Amateur Points System
The Kentucky Amateur Points System is a comprehensive standardized points system used by the Kentucky Golf Association to track the various player standings.
To view the Kentucky Amateur Points System Chart … click here > >
Bushnell Kentucky Amateur Standings
The Bushnell Kentucky Amateur Standings (BKAS) determine eligibility for the Challenge Cup, USGA State Team and future selection based competitions. The BKAS rank the top amateur golfers who are members of the Kentucky Golf Association based on their performance over a 104-week (revised from 2015) period using the Kentucky Amateur Points System. E.g. Event 1 is held on March 1 in year 20xx. Points earned remain on the player’s record for the next 104-weeks or until same event is held the following year. Points can only be earned by playing in Open Division events (revised from 2015) …click here for current standings >>
Bushnell Player of Year Standings
The Bushnell Player of the Year Standings (BPOYS) identifies the amateur who had the best season in Kentucky Golf Association managed and select non-managed competitions. The standings are calculated using the Kentucky Amateur Points System for competitions only the current season. The following Player of Year awards are determined:
- John Owens Player of the Year …click here for current standings>>
- Kentucky Mid-Senior Player of Year (age 40 to 54) …click here for current standings>>
- Tom Mussleman Player of Year (age 55+) ..click here for current standings>>
- Dale Barnstable Player of Year (age 64-71) …click here for current standings>>
- Don Smith Player of Year (age 72+) …click here for current standings>>
Bushnell KGA Amateur Series Standings
The Bushnell KGA Amateur Series Standings determine eligibility for the KGA Amateur Series Championship. The standings are based solely on a player’s performance at KGA Amateur Series events. Points are awarded in the flight player participated in.
Open Division … click here > >
Players Division (Gross) … click here > >
Players Division (Net) … click here > >
Seniors Division (Gross) … click here > >
Seniors Division (Net) … click here > >
Masters Division (Gross) … click here > >
Masters Division (Net) … click here > >
Legends Division (Gross) … click here > >
Legends Division (Net) … click here > >
a) To receive points, a player must have an active Handicap Index at a Kentucky Golf Association member facility/club.
b) To be eligible for POY honors and/or invitations to invitational, players must play in at least one KGA Championship.
c) Competitions are ranked as follows and given a total point value (see “Pts Pool” on chart):
|1. U.S. Open||9. Kentucky Senior Open|
|2. U.S. Senior Open Championship||10. Kentucky Four-Ball Championship|
|3. US. Amateur Championship||11. Kentucky Senior Amateur|
|4. USGA Match Play Championship (other than U.S. Amateur)||12. Kentucky Senior Match Play Championship|
|5. Kentucky Amateur AND Kentucky Open||13. USGA Qualifiers|
|6. Kentucky Match Play Championship||14. Junior Championships (held in Kentucky)|
|7. USGA State Team Championship (Individual Only)||15. Kentucky Senior Team Championship|
|8. Kentucky Mid-Amateur Championship||16. KGA Amateur Series|
d) Points are awarded using standardized percentages for all competitions (see “Percentage Allocation” on chart).
e) Point values in team competitions are split equally (exception is USGA Four-Ball).
g) Players playing in a competition with a Players Flight shall earn Mid-Senior POY points if eligible (age = 40+)
h) Points in USGA Qualifiers held in Kentucky are awarded to players based on finished against Kentucky amateurs only.
i) Points for USGA Qualifiers held outside of Kentucky are awarded only to qualifiers (see USGA Qualifying Bonus on chart).
j) Points for USGA Championships remain in player’s record until the next years actual championship concludes.
k) Points in Kentucky Opens are awarded to players based on finish against Kentucky amateurs only.
The Kentucky Amateur Points Systems Explained
For Frequently Asked Questions … click here > >
To view details of the Kentucky Amateur Points System Chart … click here > >
John Owens Player of the Year Award Winners
- For a history of the John Owens Player of Year Award Winners … click here > >
KGA Senior Player of the Year Award Winners
- For a History of KGA Senior Player of Year Winners … click here > >
Women’s Amateur Player of the Year Point Standings
- For 2016 Women’s Amateur Player of Year Point Standings … click here > >