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Top Texas Amateurs

The 2023 TGA and LJT seasons are officially in the history books, and it was another exciting year of competition filled with great host venues, remarkable displays of skill, and fantastic finishes.

Over the past 12 months, the TGA and LJT conducted more than 40 multiday tournaments at some truly exceptional member clubs across the state, from the High Plains in the Panhandle to the shores of the Gulf of Mexico, to the Concho Valley in West Texas, to the Piney Woods of East Texas, and all points in between.

At the start of each season, many players dream of scaling to the top of the amateur golf mountain here in the Lone Star State, but it takes a tremendous amount of hard work, dedication, and sacrifice to make the climb, and in the end only a select few stand atop the peak each year.

To recognize those singular achievements, the TGA and LJT established Player of the Year Awards in ten categories to honor those individuals who excelled during the course of a season and were able to reach the highest points.

The awards are presented annually to the men, women, seniors, and juniors who at the end of the year have accumulated the most performance points earned for top finishes in designated TGA and LJT regional and statewide competitions, as well as USGA national championships.

For some idea of how well this year’s ten honorees performed against formidable challengers and under intense pressure, they combined to win an incredible 20 TGA and LJT events in 2023. Over the following pages, we highlight each of their decorated seasons.