At a star-studded evening in February, the Scottish Golf Awards will tee-off a historic Ryder Cup year for the country – and you can be there simply by voting in our Player of the Year poll, in association with Aberdeen Asset Management.
As the curtain comes down on another successful season for Scottish golf, we want YOU to pick your Player of Year, recognising golfers across the spectrum by choosing from some of the leading Tour professionals to the country’s best performing amateurs.
Which golfer has set the heather alight in 2013? Who has inspired you with their efforts this season? Select from our top 10 or nominate your own personal candidate. Follow the SGU Facebook page as we profile each player in the countdown to Christmas.
All completed votes will be placed into a draw to win A PAIR OF FREE TICKETS for you and a guest to enjoy to the Scottish Golf Awards – taking place at the Hilton Glasgow on Friday 28 February – to see the winning player presented by category sponsors, Aberdeen Asset Management, a supporter of golf at all levels of the game.
You will join the packed crowd to honour victorious former Ryder Cup captain Bernard Gallacher, who will fittingly collect a Lifetime Achievement Award along with winners across the golfing spectrum in Scotland.
Paul Lawrie was crowned 2012 Player of the Year, thanks to his superb Ryder Cup performance at Medinah and two European Tour wins, while young Aberdonian David Law won the 2011 award on the back of his second Scottish Amateur Championship title.
There is no shortage of candidates in 2013, after a clutch of impressive displays from a host of Scots.
North Berwick’s Catriona Matthew famously sank the winning putt to help Europe to a crushing first-ever Solheim Cup win on US soil, while Stephen Gallacher holed numerous shots on his way to Omega Dubai Desert Classic glory and a place in the Race to Dubai’s elite top 20.
Marc Warren came close to success in the BMW Championship at Wentworth coupled with a superb finish in the USPGA, while Stirling’s Craig Lee enjoyed his best-ever season on the European Tour. Meanwhile, Jamie McLeary, the former Scottish Youths champion, secured a step up to Europe’s top circuit via a thrilling finale to his Challenge Tour campaign.
On the amateur scene, our youngsters shone brightly as Bearsden’s Ewen Ferguson became the first Scot in almost a decade to claim the The Boys Amateur Championship. Fellow teenagers Bradley Neil and Robert MacIntyre also rose to prominence, the former winning the Scottish Boys title during a fine season and the latter becoming the first player to win the national youths’ and boys’ stroke play crowns in the same year, while all three gained GB&I team honours.
Jack McDonald followed up his impressive play in 2012 with more success in 2013, winning three times domestically, while another Ayrshire player, Connie Jaffrey, sealed a notable girls’ and schools’ title double.
So who is your Aberdeen Asset Management Player of the Year? Simply click on the link below to register your vote. Choose one player from the shortlist or nominate someone who you think deserves the award.
- Catriona Matthew
- Stephen Gallacher
- Marc Warren
- Craig Lee
- Jamie McLeary
- Jack McDonald
- Ewen Ferguson
- Bradley Neil
- Robert MacIntyre
- Connie Jaffrey