2013 Sportsmanship Award - Joshua McCarthy
Learn more about the Awards & Honors available to JGANC members
The Len Ross Sportsmanship Award is named for a wonderful gentleman and one of the founding fathers of the JGANC. The meaning for sportsmanship in the dictionary is given as the qualities or conduct of a good sportsman, especially insistence on fair play accompanied by the capacity to win or lose gracefully. This award has many candidates each year, as the JGANC is filled with outstanding sportsmanship at each tournament. This award will go to one female and one male JGANC Members who best exemplify the spirit of the game by their attitude, demeanor, and treatment of their fellow competitors.
The Cameron Tinder Award is given to the youngest participant at the Tournament of Champions. Each year one of our younger members stands out and serves notice to the older JGANC members that more talent is on its way. The JGANC awards the “Cameron Tinder” Award to recognize the success of this young player.
Though the entire JGANC season points are awarded at each tournament. At the end of the year the JGANC recognizes the boy and girl who have tallied the most points during the season. This is the result of hard work, great talent and deciding to play in many JGANC sanctioned tournaments.
Each year our Junior Advisors choose someone within the family of the JGANC to honor for their dedication to the game and to Junior Golf. This award is presented by the President of the Junior Advisors at our TOC Banquet each year.
The Players of the Year recognize a boy and girl member for their outstanding golf year with the JGANC. Frequently these recipients also top the points standing as well, but the criteria for this award also includes recognizing the players ability to compete at the highest levels in our championships and on teams.
The person in each age division who has established the lowest scoring average by playing in a minimum of six rounds* not including the TOC Championship. *Round/event equals 18 holes or 9 holes for the divisions that play only nine holes.
As a major function of the JGANC fundraising and through the generous support of our dedicated donors the JGANC is able to award scholarships each year to selected out-going seniors. In order to be eligible for these scholarship, the recipient must be a registered JGANC member and have been accepted at an accredited 4 year college/university for the upcoming academic year. The 2013 Scholarships that will be awarded are:
Benefactor: Mr. Doug Leeworthy
The Eric Leeworthy Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to a boy or a girl who are Members of The Junior Golf Association of Northern California
The Eric Leeworthy Memorial Golf Scholarship was founded in 2009. By Doug and Diane Leeworthy in honor of their son Eric Leeworthy who tragically lost his life in an automobile accident in October of 2008. Eric was a Member of the JGANC and in 2007 won 3 tournaments and was Point’s Champion. He played on the 2007 Hogan Cup Team and was a member of the Northern California All Stars team. Eric will be remembered as a great student and all-around athlete who exemplified the true spirit of sportsmanship, integrity, and honor. He was respected and admired by all who came in contact with him.
Benefactor: Francis J. Mona, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Funds
The “Francis J. Mona, Jr. Memorial Scholarship” will be awarded to one male and one female who are members of the JGANC, embodies the character, humility and good nature that Mr. Mona so effortlessly demonstrated in his everyday life. The recipients need to be humble, gracious, sincere, honest, loving, caring and loyal. They need to be a hard-worker, a good team player, demonstrate the “servant leadership” philosophy and have demonstrated academic excellence, golf experience, and extra-curricular involvement.
Benefactor: Mrs. Jacqueline Clampett Jones
The “Jacqueline Clampett Jones Scholarship” will be awarded to one male of the JGANC, who has demonstrated academic excellence, golf experience, and extra-curricular involvement.
Benefactor: Mr. Larry Harper
The “Good Tidings Foundation Scholarship” will be awarded to a boy and a girl who are members of the JGANC.
Benefactor: Ed Fitzpatrick
The “Lexus Scholarship” will be awarded to one male member and one female member of JGANC who demonstrates sportsmanship, fellowship and a love for the game of golf.
Benefactor: Greg Dorr
The “Pepsi Scholarship” will be awarded to one male member and one female member of JGANC who demonstrates sportsmanship, fellowship and a love for the game of golf.
Benefactor: Sally Tomlinson
The “Sally Tomlinson Scholarship” will be awarded to up to two female members of the JGANC who have demonstrated superior leadership in the community.
Benefactor: Mary Thornill
The “WGANC Scholarship” will be awarded to one female member of JGANC who demonstrates sportsmanship, fellowship and a love for the game of golf.
Depending on need, the number of scholarship applicants and available donor scholarships, the JGANC will award individual scholarships in the amount of $1,000. In the 2011 year the JGANC had 7 applicants for our 7 donor scholarships so no additional JGANC funding was needed for 2011.