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Thompson teesoff "Alabama's Golf Insider" Thompson teesoff 1.18.18 Click our Icon to Subscribe! Last week the Alabama Golf Association named their 2017 Alabama Amateur Players of the Year. The POY awards are presented to the number one ranked individual in each of six categories at the end of the calendar year based on the AGA's state amateur ranking system except for the two junior awards that utilize a September-August calendar year. A number of Men's Players of the Year have com- peted on the PGA Tour or Tour including Scott Weatherly (1998 — year named POY), Garrett Osborn (2000), Patton Kizzire (2003), Bobby Wyatt (2011-2012 ), Michael Johnson (2013) and Robby Shelton (2015). Will Swift and Steve Hudson are tied for the most men's awards with three apiece, while Kathy Hartwiger of Birmingham has been named wom- en's POY four times. The winners will be honored at the AGA Awards Luncheon on March 3 at The Country Club of Bir- mingham. Matt Gourgeot of Decatur, claimed his first Men's POY award after winning the State Match Play at Wynlakes Golf & CC and finishing second in the State Mid-Amateur at Burningtree CC. Gourgeot was a member of Team Alabama at the 16th play- ing of the Southeastern Challenge Match where he posted a 4-0-1 record. Back in May, he competed in the U.S. Amateur Four-Ball at Pinehurst Resort & Country Club with partner Daniel Creel of Killen. Gourgeot has two career AGA titles: State Four-Ball (2015 with Tony Olive) and State Match Play (2017). Elaine Wood of Spanish Fort captured her sec- ond consecutive Women's POY award by virtue of Alabama Golf Association announces their 2017 Alabama Amateur Players of the Year In recognition of the milestone of reaching my 250th issue, I'm pleased to offer a spe- cial "Lifetime" subscription offer of $100 for 10 years of issues! That's right, this special offer is available now and will mean you won't have to pay $30 annually, but rather a one-time payment of $100 for up to 10 years of issues. This option is available when you click the Subscribe Now! button. teesoff Steve Hudson Matt Gourgeot

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