Brandon Wu, Lara Tennant headline 176 players from 26 nations
Glenview, Illinois (November 18, 2019) -- Global Golf Post (GGP), the leading golf news brand in the world, announced its 2019 All-Amateur Teams in the November 18 digital edition. This annual effort recognizes individual performance during the past 12 months for men and women amateurs, mid-amateurs, and senior amateurs.
Collectively, 176 players from 26 nations are honored. Among those players, two stood out as GGP’s Amateurs of the Year – Stanford University graduate Brandon Wu and Oregon’s great senior amateur competitor Lara Tennant.
According to Publisher Jim Nugent, “we take great pride and joy in supporting the global amateur game. It is in our DNA to do so.”
The selections were guided largely by the World Amateur Golf Rankings. A partnership of the USGA and the R&A, these rankings generally are acknowledged to be the best in the game. The primary metric considered was the number of points accrued this year.”
In his introduction to the selections, Nugent again quoted World Golf Hall of Fame member Richard S. Tufts, who penned what has come to be known and the Creed of the Amateur. “It perfectly captures the spirit of this effort,” said Nugent.
“Amateurism, after all, must be the backbone of all sport, golf or otherwise. In my mind an amateur is one who competes in a sport for the joy of playing, for the companionship it affords, for health-giving exercise, and for relaxation from more serious matters. As a part of this lighthearted approach to the game, he accepts cheerfully all adverse breaks, is considerate of his opponent, plays the game fairly and squarely in accordance with its rules, maintains self control, and strives to do his best, not in order to win, but rather as a test of his own skill and ability. These are his only interests, and, in them, material considerations have no part. The returns which amateur sport will bring to those who play it in this spirit are greater than those any money can possibly buy.”
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