NSGA announces Player of the Year Award winners

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Glenn Robinson and Roland Deveau

The Nova Scotia Golf Association (NSGA) announced their 2015 NSGA Player of the Year Awards Monday.

The NSGA Player of the Year (POY) is a ranking system that assigns points to players from their finishes in various tournaments throughout the golf season. It is designed to promote the development of golfers in Nova Scotia through a points system based on their competitive accomplishments.

After a long summer battle, Glenn Robinson from Ashburn Golf Club defeated Truro’s Paul Coulson to win the 2015 Men’s NSGA Player of the Year. Robinson ended the season with a T12 finish at the Canadian Men’s Mid-Amateur Championship, second place finishes at the Apple Blossom and the Ashburn Club Championship and a third place finish at the NSGA Mid-Am.

Abercrombie’s Julia Henderson returned to competitive golf in Nova Scotia and was impressive as she dominated the 2015 Women’s Player of the Year after finishing first in all 5 tournaments she entered. Henderson took the top spot in the Northumberland, Oakfield and Amherst Field Days along with first place finish at the June Bug. The highlight was capturing her third NSGA Women’s Amateur Championship at Northumberland.

2015 MJT Junior Player of the Year

Ashburn’s Shaun Margeson and Ken-Wo’s Heather McLean claimed Player of the Year – powered by MJT title honours.

In addition to the Player of the Year, the NSGA presents awards to the junior player of the year in each of 9 Regional zones. The following golfers have been chosen as 2015 Zone Player of the Year:

2015 Western ZonePlayer of the Year Teran Newell River Hills Golf Club
2015 Valley Zone
Player of the Year
Meghan McLean Ken-Wo Golf Club
2015 Cape Breton Zone Player of the Year Aubrey Farrell Seaview Golf Club
2015 Nova Canso Zone Player of the Year Bobby Dunphy Antigonish Golf Club
2015 Northern Zone
Player of the Year
Jakob Wamboldt Northumberland Links
2015 Central Zone
Player of the Year
Patrick Jackson Truro Golf Club
2015 Metro East Zone Player of the Year Noah Pearson Oakfield Golf Club
2015 Metro West Zone Player of the Year Haley Baker Ashburn Golf Club
2015 South Shore Zone Player of the Year Allison Chandler Chester Golf Club

Greatest Reduction in Handicap

Each year the NSGA recognizes the Greatest Reduction in Handicap Factor for the golf season for players throughout the province. Congratulations to the following individuals who achieved the Greatest Reduction in handicaps for male and female players in each of the Junior, Amateur and Senior divisions.

Lynda McGill Award –
Junior Girl
Heather McLean Ken-Wo Golf Club
Barbara Spafford Award – Amateur Women Pam Glibbery Brightwood Golf Club
Edna MacLean Award –
Senior Women
Holly Comstock Ken-Wo Golf Club
Junior Boy Iain Sinclair Northumberland Links
Amateur Men Mitchell MacFarlane 14 Wing Greenwood Golf Club
Senior Men Richard Cashen Brightwood Golf Club