Past Men's RDGA Players of the Year

The 2017 Men's RDGA Player of the Year: Adam Condello

The Rochester District Golf Association began its Player of the Year Award in 1997 as an extension of the RDGA Match Play Championship - as a way of determining a seeding order, as well as a qualifying process, for the Championship.

A schedule of point values were determined for a number of competitive championships, whereby players would accumulate point totals for the entire season. Today, the RDGA Player of the Year Points Schedule consists of 25 events - from RDGA tournaments to State, local and USGA Championships - at which RDGA players can earn points towards the Player of the Year Award.

Throughout it's first 20 years, the Men's RDGA Player of the Year has been dominated by Stafford Country Club's Jim Scorse. Scorse - one of the most consistent competitors in RDGA tournament history - has earned the RDGA Player of the Year honors 14 times, including eight years in a row between 2007 and 2014.

In 2017, however, it was another competitor - one of Scorse's top rivals - who garnered just enough points to earn RDGA Player of the Year honors.

2017 RDGA Player of the Year
Adam Condello
In one of the closest points races in recent memory, Locust Hill Country Club member Adam Condello earned 1100 player points throughout the 2017 season, finishing only 100 points ahead of Scorse to claim the 2017 RDGA Player of the Year title. Another Locust Hill golfer, Kyle Downey, finished third in the 2017 Points race with 640.
Condello's 2017 season included a runner-up finish to Jim Scorse in the RDGA Match Play Championship in May and a fifth-place finish in the RDGA District Championship at his home course, Locust Hill, in July, before capping off the year with the biggest victory of his amateur career: the New York State Men's Amateur Championship in August.
In fact, the season-long points race was so close - only 100 points separated Condello from Scorse - that the difference came down to one event, the 2017 U.S. Open Local Qualifier at Oak Hill Country Club in May, where Condello qualified to advance to the U.S. Open Regional Qualifier, earning 100 Player of the Year points.
The race for the 2018 RDGA Men's Player of the Year begins on May 5, with the RDGA Two Person Scramble at the Golf Club at Blue Heron Hills.

To view the 2018 Men's RDGA Player of the Year points schedule, CLICK HERE.

To see the final 2017 Men's RDGA Player of the Year Points standings, CLICK HERE.

Season Player of the Year
2017 Adam Condello
2016 Jim Scorse
2015 Adam Condello
2014 Jim Scorse
2013 Jim Scorse
2012 Jim Scorse
2011 Jim Scorse
2010 Jim Scorse
2009 Jim Scorse
2008 Jim Scorse
2007 Jim Scorse
2006 John Kircher
2005 Jim Scorse
2004 Andrew DiBitetto
2003 Jim Scorse
2002 Jim Scorse
2001 Jim Scorse
2000 John Kircher
1999 Kevin Haefner
1998 Jason Piurkoski
1997 Jim Scorse

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