Kentucky PGA Professionals had a successful 2015 season and three of the finest will be honored at next week’s Kentucky Golf Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. The Kentucky PGA is thrilled to present the year’s Omega Players of the Year based on the Bushnell Standings!
The Omega KPGA Larry Gilbert Player of the Year goes to Keith Ohr. Ohr has a long, wonderful history with this award, capturing the title in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012 and 2013. His accomplishments include making the 36-Hole cut in the PGA Professional National Championship at Philadelphia Cricket Club. He was the 2015 Kentucky Professional Champion and Taylor Made adidas KPGA Tournament Series Runner Up at Kearney Hill Golf Links. He also finished tied for Second among KPGA Members in the Kentucky Open at Keene Trace Golf Club (Champions Course). He also finished as the Low Professional in the Bill Long Mega Pro-Am, presented by Korbel at Wildwood Country Club and the Cunningham Pro-Senior at Big Spring Country Club Inc.’s Harmony Landing Campus.
The Omega KPGA Senior Player of the Year honors go to Kirk Schooley, Head PGA Professional at Juniper Hills Golf Course. This is the first time Schooley has been named Senior Player of the Year. Schooley won the Kentucky PGA Senior Match Play title at Standard Country Club and finished tied for Third in the Kentucky PGA Senior Championship at Oxmoor Country Club. Also, in the Senior Professional Division: he finished First in the Kentucky Open, Third in the Callaway Golf Stableford Classic at Hunting Creek Country Club, First in the Cunningham Pro-Senior and Fifth in the Tournament Series.
The Omega KPGA Assistant Player of the Year was won by John Bachman, PGA Assistant Professional at Big Spring Country Club Inc.’s Big Spring Campus. Bachman was Kentucky PGA Assistant Match Play Champion at Big Spring. He also won the Tournament Series Championship. He finished Fifth in the National Car Rental Assistant Championship at Keene Trace Golf Club (Keene Run Course). He finished First among assistants in the Amazon.com Pro-Senior at Campbellsville Country Club and Fourth among assistants in the Stableford Classic. He also had top five finishes in five other 2015 Championships. This is Bachman’s third time being honored as Assistant Player of the Year, the previous times coming in 2008 and 2011.
Congratulations to each of these individuals on an oustanding season! We enjoyed watching them play some of their best golf!