Championships: Past Players of the Year

Named after longtime MGA executive director Richard D. Haskell, the MGA Player of the Year award is presented to the amateur golfer who collects the most points throughout the golf season. Points are awarded based on the MGA Player of the Year Point Standings, which takes into account performance at MGA, USGA, NEGA and other Regional events.

The award was first awarded in 1976 to Bruce Douglass from Thorny Lea Golf Club. To date, Frank Vana, Jr. stands as the only player to earn nine MGA Player of the Year honors. The 1990s and 2000s MGA Player of the Decade was named Player of the Year in 1994-95 and from 2001-07.

Year Name Club Affiliation

1976

Bruce Douglass

Thorny Lea GC

1977

Peter Tervainen

Duxbury YC

1978

David Brilliant

Belmont CC

1979

David Lane

Vesper CC

1980

Bruce Chalas

Thorny Lea GC

1981

Steven Tasho

Thorny Lea GC

1982

James Hallet

Bass River GC

1983

James Hallet

Bass River GC

1984

Geoffrey Sisk

Marshfield CC

1985

Kevin Johnson

CC of Halifax

1986

Kevin Johnson

CC of Halifax

1987

Kevin Johnson

CC of Halifax

1988

Kevin Johnson

CC of Halifax

1989

James McDermott

Fall River CC

1990

Ted Rockwell, Jr.

Oak Hill CC

1991

John Salamone

Framingham CC

1992

Jack Kearney

Elmcrest CC

1993

Joe Keller

Oyster Harbors Club

1994

Frank Vana, Jr.

Marlborough CC

1995

Frank Vana, Jr.

Marlborough CC

1996

James Driscoll

Charles River CC

1997

Jim Salinetti

Stockbridge GC

1998

Justin Peters

Pembroke CC

1999

Jim Salinetti

Stockbridge GC

2000

Jim Salinetti

Stockbridge GC

2001

Frank Vana, Jr.

Marlborough CC

2002

Frank Vana, Jr.

Marlborough CC

2003

Frank Vana, Jr.

Marlborough CC

2004

Frank Vana, Jr.

Marlborough CC

2005

Frank Vana, Jr.

Marlborough CC

2006

Frank Vana, Jr.

Marlborough CC

2007

Frank Vana, Jr.

Marlborough CC

2008

Brian Higgins

Franklin CC

2009

Matt Parziale

Thorny Lea GC

2010

Brian Higgins

Franklin CC

2011

Ryan Riley

Norton CC

2012

Colin Brennan

Indian Ridge CC

2013

Doug Clapp

Old Sandwich GC

2014

Matt Parziale

Thorny Lea GC

2015

Nick McLaughlin

Far Corner GC

 

 

 

 

 

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