JGA Awards and Accolades

Performance Awards

For Golfers who Show Exemplary Performance on the Course

JULIUS BOROS TROPHY

This trophy is a large silver bowl donated to the Junior Golf Association of Broward by the late golfing great, Julius Boros.  It is awarded to the Boys Championship Division player with the lowest stroke average for the year.  To be eligible for this award, a player must play at least five (5) 18-hole rounds (or half of the total tournaments for the year if the division plays less than 10 complete rounds) from the Blue Tees during the current year.  If the golfer plays more than five (5) rounds, the average of the five (5) lowest rounds is used. The trophy is retained by the recipient for one year and a smaller replica is awarded as the permanent trophy at the annual awards the following year.

CAROL MANN TROPHY

This trophy is a large silver cup donated to the Junior Golf Association of Broward by LPGA professional Carol Mann.  It is awarded to the Girls Championship Division player with the lowest stroke average for the year.  To be eligible for this award, a player must play in at least five (5) 18-hole rounds (or half of the total tournaments for the year if the division plays less than 10 complete rounds) from the Red Tees during the current year.  If the golfer plays more than five (5) rounds, the average of the lowest five (5) rounds is used. The trophy is retained by the recipient for one year and a smaller replica is awarded as the permanent trophy at the annual awards the following year.

RON KESTERSON TROPHY

Named for a former JGA member, this award is presented to the boy whose golfing ability and dedication has improved the most during the current year. Consideration is given for the number of flights a player moves, the scores at the beginning of the year compared to the scores at the end of the year, and the tees from which the scores were made. The trophy is retained by the recipient for one year and a smaller replica is awarded as the permanent trophy at the annual awards the following year.

FOUNDERS AWARD

Presented to the girl whose golfing ability and dedication has improved the most during the current year.  Consideration is given for the number of flights a player move, the scores at the beginning of the year compared to the scores at the end of the year, and the tees from which the scores were made.  The trophy is retained by the recipient for one year and a smaller replica is awarded as the permanent trophy at the annual awards the following year.

PRESIDENTS AWARD

Awarded by the JGA President to the boy or girl who exhibits the spirit of the JGA.

FRAN POU AWARD

Awarded to a boy or girl who has demonstrated an eagerness to assist the parent volunteers and the Board of Directors in a manner which sets him or her apart from the rest of the participants over the course of the tournaments.

 

Community Awards

For our members and their family members who stand out everyday

WATSON TROPHY

Presented to the adult volunteer who has performed some special task above and beyond the responsibilities of a volunteer for the betterment of the JGA program.  The trophy is retained by the recipient for one year and a smaller replica is awarded as the permanent trophy at the annual awards the following year.

CITIZENSHIP & SPORTSMANSHIP TROPHY

Awarded to the boy or girl of any age who is considered to be the outstanding young person in the JGA program.  A list of candidates is complied with recommendations for character, attitude, leadership on and off the course.  Each nominee’s name is brought before the Board of Directors with the reasons why he or she is being nominated.  The Board will cast a vote by ballot, with the candidate receiving the most votes as the winner.  The trophy is retained by the recipient for one year and a plaque is awarded as the permanent award at the annual awards the following year.

BEDFORD SCHOLARSHIP AWARD

A grant awarded to graduating senior players and are determined solely on the academic grade point average of the individual requesting a scholarship.  Junior golfers desiring to be a candidate for a scholarship must be a graduating senior from high school in the current year, submit his or her high school report card, and scholarship request to the JGA scholarship chairperson by the deadline.  The number and amount of the scholarships are determined by the Board of Directors.  To be eligible for a scholarship the individual must be an active member of the Junior Golf Association of Broward County and must have participated in a minimum of three (3) JGA tournaments in each of their high school years.

PURDO SCHOLARSHIP

Awarded to graduating senior player with the highest grade point average.

LUCY FORMAN SCHOLARSHIP

Awarded to graduating senior girl with the highest grade point average.

MCKINNEY SCHOLARSHIP

A 4-year grant based on the above qualifications and financial need.

JGA HALL OF FAME

Recognition of individuals who have had a special influence on the JGA.  Inductees are voted on by the Board of Directors.