Brian Boston, of Hutchinson, KS, a past board member of the Kansas Golf Association who has volunteered as a rules official for more than 30 years, has been chosen as a recipient of the Virgil Parker Award. 

A longtime North Central Section Chairman for the Kansas Junior Golf Association, Boston also served on the Kansas Golf Association Board of Directors representing Prairie Dunes Country Club from 2005 to 2010.

Boston was a member of the USGA Public Links Championship Committee from 2008 to 2010. 

Created in 1997, the Virgil Parker Award is given at the discretion of the Executive Committee to those individuals that have made an impact on golf and golfers in Kansas through significant volunteer efforts.  The award is named after a man that was a volunteer leader of the Kansas Golf Association even during a successful amateur golfer career in the Wichita area.  Virgil Parker was an expert of the Rules of Golf, a president of the Kansas Golf Association, and a member of the Kansas Golf Hall of Fame.

“Brian’s longtime support and promotion of junior golf in the central part of the state for over 30 years and support of amateur golf in the Sunflower State is the personification of what the Virgil Parker Award stands for,” said Casey Old, Director of Rules & Competitions-Kansas.  “We are proud to recognize his countless days of service and giving back to the game that we all love.”

Past Recipients

Merle Reynoldson, Junction City
Gary Conover, Wichita
Bill Knox, Salina
Lew Golden, Topeka
Jerry Goforth, Lawrence
Larry Barrett, Colby
Scott Brooks, Wichita
Jack Simpson, Wichita
Bill Conrey, McPherson
Brian Boston, Hutchinson