Golf Awards

Special Player Awards

 
 
 
 

Each year the Golf Club recognizes exceptional season long performance through the Frank Tischer Award and Most Improve Player award.

Frank Tischer Award

The Vardon Trophy is awarded annually by the PGA of America to the PGA Tour's leader in scoring average and is named after golfing great Harry Vardon.  The PGA Tour presents its own Byron Nelson Award annually to the player with the lowest adjusted scoring average for the year.  Our Frank Tischer Award is an annual SIR 102 Golf Club award given to the club member who has the season’s lowest average net-score and who has actively participated in the Club’s weekly golf events.

   Eligibility

Every member who has participated in at least 30 of the Club’s current year weekly golf events (individual or team) from January 1st through October 31st is automatically in the running for this award.

   Lowest Average Net-Score

For each eligible member, their average net score is computed by summing their net scores from the weekly events in which individual scores were calculated and dividing this net-total by the number of scores accumulated.  The average will be calculated to three decimal places.  The winner is the member with the lowest average net score.
 

 Most Improved Player

    This award is given to the active club member who has the highest improvement factor in his handicap.

    Eligibility

Every member who has participated in at least 20 of the Club’s current year weekly golf events (individual or team) from January 1st through October 31st is automatically in the running for this award.

    Highest Improvement Factor

    The USGA Handicap System - Appendix H Method for Determining Most Improved Player

Add 12 to the player's Handicap Index at the start of the season. This is value A.   Add 12 to the player's Handicap Index at the end of the season.   This is value B.
 

Divide value A by value B, calculating to three decimal places.  This is the improvement factor.   The player with the highest improvement factor should receive the most improved player award.
 

January 1st indexes will be the Starting Handicap Index
 

November 1st indexes will be the Ending Handicap Index