Championships: George M. Cohen Senior Player of the Year

In 2003, the MGA announced that the MGA Senior Player of the Year award would be named in honor of George M. Cohen, a longtime friend and supporter of the MGA. "Mr. Golf", as most people knew him, passed away in 2002 at the age of 85 but his legacy is one that will be remembered for years to come.

The MGA Senior Player of the Year honor is awarded annually to the senior golfer who excels at various events throughout the season. Performance in MGA, NEGA, USGA and various Regional events is considered.

The George M. Cohen MGA Senior Player of the Year announcement is made annually at the MGA's "Salute to Champions" dinner.

2017 George M. Cohen MGA Senior Player of the Year

Standings as of 10/28/17

Player  Home Club Points
Frank Vana Marlborough CC 500
Keith Smith Franklin CC 345
Jack Kearney Elmcrest 310
Ronald Laverdiere Crumpin-Fox Club 250
John Hadges  Thorny Lea GC 243
Dave Houghton Captains GC 235
Joe Walker Dennis Pines GC 225
Don Foberg Plymouth CC 175
Michael Arter LeBaron Hills CC 120
Pat Scanlan Wenham CC 120
John McNeill BAGS 119
David Pierce CC of Halifax 115
Steve Tasho Thorny Lea GC 105
Brian Secia Miacomet GC 100
Kevin Carey Dennis Pines GC 95
Jon Fasick New England CC 80
Jim DiBiase Woodland GC 60
Kevin Carrozza Swansea CC 60
Paul Heffernan Charles River CC 60
David Walde Granite Links GC 55
Carter Fasick Westborough CC 53
Andy Congdon Wyantenuck CC 52
Daniel Seigenberg Franklin CC 50
Jim Gerrish Franklin CC 50
Jim Ruschioni Wachusett CC 49
Don Reycroft Glen Ellen CC 48
Chris Kelly Hyannis GC 40
Joseph Dimarzio Plymouth CC 40
Rick Marcos Poquoy Brook CC 20
Allen Chase Westminster CC 19
Bill Vine Foxborough CC 19
Dick King Hyannis GC 19
Flynt Lincoln BAGS 19
Gary Palmer Segregansett CC 19
Joe Keller Oyster Harbors 19
Marc Forbes Norton CC 19
Paul Couture Pleasant Valley CC 19
Paul Mitchell George Wright GC 19
Cy Kilgore Tedesco CC 15
Jack Bohman Old Sandwich GC 15
Patrick Kline Sandy Burr CC 15
Doug Crawford Sandy Burr CC 13
Tom Fox Farm Neck GC 13
Bob Linn Berkshire Hills CC 12
Brian Kelley Sterling National 10
David Holmes Blackstone GC 10
Doug Parigian Long Meadow GC 10
Jeff Stewart Marshfield CC 10
John Shields Hyannisport Club 10
Patrick O'Reilly Ocean Edge R&GC 10

Any questions about the Player of the Year System can be directed to Kevin Eldridge (


MGA Noteworthy

  • Player of the Year Alert: Effective immediately (2017 and beyond), any player who is exempt into a USGA Championship Proper will earn the points that are associated with a sectional qualifier of each respective USGA Championship Proper.
  • 2017 Tri-State Matches: The 2017 Tri-State Team announcement will come following the conclusion of the 2017 Massachusetts Mid-Amateur Championship. All points through that event will be considered.
  • 2018 USGA Amateur Four-Ball Sectional Qualifiers: All points received for 2018 USGA Amateur Four-Ball Sectional Qualifiers held in 2017 will count towards the 2018 Richard D. Haskell MGA Player of the Year Point Standings.

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