AMATEUR GROSS David Waxman Little Mill Country Club
When you finish no worse than tied for seventh across 10 events, a Player of the Year honor is coming your way. David Waxman proved that.
“Honestly, just thinking back on all the events, I can’t even pinpoint a single shot that would be considered a highlight,” said Waxman, 41, of
Medford Lakes, N.J. “But the consistency… it was all about the consistency.”
The Little Mill Country Club member amassed a whopping 1,085 points en route to the Winter Series Amateur Player of the Year honor. It was
Waxman’s second Amateur POY title, the first coming in 2017.
“For me, the Winter Series is like spring training for the rest of my season. Qualifying for the GAP Majors is my main goal during the golf
season, but these events help me prepare for competition unlike anything else,” said Waxman.
AMATEUR NET Greg Smith Radley Run Country Club
A seventh-straight Amateur Net PO Y honor seemed preposterous since he meddled within the standings. But a runner-up finish in the Bluestone
Country Club event provided the resurgence needed to keep Smith’s streak alive.
Although Little Mill Country Club’s David Waxman topped the standings mathematically with 887.5 points, he, as the Amateur Gross POY leader,
could only be recognized in that category. The Amateur Net stayed in Smith’s corner. Thanks to his better-ball performance alongside Commonwealth National Golf Club’s Jerry Whitman at Bluestone, Smith leapfrogged Sandy Run Country Club’s Jim Muehlbronner by a scant 8.75 points.
“I was chasing [Waxman] in my mind. I thought he was so far ahead that [Amateur Net] Player of the Year was out of contention. But I still wanted
to come in second,” Smith, 54, of Kennett Square, Pa., said. “I took every shot seriously.”
SENIOR GROSS Michael Quinn Philadelphia Publinks GA
A POY honor simply widens Quinn’s smile.
“At 69 years old, I’m just happy to be out there hitting a golf ball,” he said. “I’m happy to have the camaraderie of the guys I see when I’m out
there. I’m happy to have a halfway decent showing with each year that goes by. It looks like I can still compete, which is good.”
The East Fallowfield, Pa. resident can still compete alright. He cracked the Top 10 in all 10 Winter Series events. That stretch included individual victories at Honeybrook Golf Club and Trump National Golf Club - Philadelphia and a team win alongside Yardley Country Club’s Gregory
Buliga at Linwood Country Club.
Quinn also earned the 2015-16 Senior Gross PO Y Award. A Winter Series regular since inception, he enjoys any opportunity to keep his clubs fresh.
SENIOR NET William Choy Flourtown Country Club
Some Winter Series players are in it for the fun. Some are in it for the trophies. Senior Net champion William Choy is in it for both.
“I played in all 10 events because it’s just such a great time coming out to new golf courses while getting to play with a new group each
event,” said Choy, 57, of Plymouth Meeting, Pa. “Getting access to these clubs is fantastic, especially during a time of year where you usually
wouldn’t be playing much.”
The Flourtown Country Club member of six years grabbed three Net Division trophies throughout the season, including wins at Radnor Valley
Country Club, Linwood Country Club and Old York Road Country Club. Choy’s 735 overall points cleared the runner-up, Bellewood Country
Club’s Richard Custer, by 100 points.
WOMEN’S GROSS Alison Kellock Flourtown Country Club
Each time she tees it up, Kellock enjoys the thrill and promise of beating her previous score. Working to lower her Handicap Index is part of the fun.
During the 2018-19 Winter Series, Kellock beat the scores of self and others. She earned 635 points to take to her first Winter Series POY honor.
“I did have rounds that were up and down. But I was tenacious and kept at it,” Kellock, 53, of Oreland, Pa., said. “I think the GAP Winter Series
is so much fun. I love being able to play the different private courses that I’d never be able to get on unless they went through the tournament
schedule of GAP. I love playing with my best friends. It’s just great to get out, participate and really to compete at a well-organized level.”
WOMEN’S NET Muffy McCabe Philadelphia Country Club
Many around the GAP circle recognize Muffy McCabe from starting tents and scoring checkpoints. Many also recognize her as one of top
female competitors on the GAP circuit.
McCabe, the reigning and first-ever Winter Series Gross Player of the Year in 2018, gained Net POY honors over seven events.
“I’d say it was another steady season for me, even though it’s the survival of the fittest golf,” said McCabe, the Association’s 2017 Volunteer
of the Year. “The winds may be blowing 20 miles per hour, but you just have to buckle down and embrace it.”
The Philadelphia Country Club member collected 405 points in the Net standings during the season, one which included four overall gross
wins coming at Trenton Country Club, Old York Road, French Creek Golf Club and Spring Ford Country Club.
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