The Central Links Golf Kansas Men’s Player of the Year award is presented to the best Kansas male at the end of every competition season. This title rewards tournament participation and performance, especially in major championships both in Central Links Golf events and nationwide events.

This award is separate from Kansas City Men’s Player of the Year award.

Points will be accumulated from April 1 through October 31. Players must be a member of a Central Links Golf member club with an active GHIN number to accumulate points for the Player of the Year award.

To see a breakdown of all of our events and the point allocation tables, please click here.

The 2019 Kansas Men’s Player of the Year Award (formerly KGA) went to Andrew Beckler of Topeka, Kansas.

Previous Kansas Men’s Player of the Year Award winners:

  • 1985 – John Sinovic, Prairie Village
  • 1986 – Greg Towne, Wichita
  • 1987 – Darren Copp, Derby
  • 1988 – Carlton Dienstbach, Wichita
  • 1989 – Clay Devers, Lake Quivira
  • 1990 – Clay Devers, Lake Quivira
  • 1991 – Brad Bruno, Lawrence
  • 1992 – Matt Gogel, Lawrence
  • 1993 – Matt Gogel, Lawrence
  • 1994 – Len Johnsen, Jr., Overland Park
  • 1995 – Len Johnsen, Jr., Overland Park
  • 1996 – Marty Sallaz, Leawood
  • 1997 – Ron Brewer, Leawood
  • 1998 – Chris Thompson, Independence
  • 1999 – Sean Thayer, Garden City
  • 2000 – Don Cox, Lake Quivira
  • 2001 – Len Johnsen, Jr., Overland Park
  • 2002 – Jesse Schulte, Hutchinson
  • 2003 – Casey Harbour, Lake Quivira
  • 2004 – Kevin Ward, Leawood
  • 2005 – Tyler Shelton, Fairway
  • 2006 – Tyler Cummins, Hutchinson
  • 2007 – Gary Woodland, Topeka
  • 2008 – Cameron Bishop, Wichita
  • 2009 – Matt Ewald, Leawood
  • 2010 – Charlie Stevens, Wichita
  • 2011 – Hunter Sparks, Wichita
  • 2012 – Ben Juffer, Manhattan
  • 2013 – Chase Hanna, Leawood
  • 2014 – Bryan Norton, Mission Hills
  • 2015 – Sam Stevens, Wichita
  • 2016 – Blake Allen, Lenexa
  • 2017 – Gage Ihrig, Goodland
  • 2018 – Sion Audrain, Garden City
  • 2019 – Andrew Beckler, Topeka