2016 Society of Senior Players of the Year
December 13, 2016
Congratulations to SOS Members Keith Decker, Gary Kirwan and Jim Wetzel for capturing 2016 Player of the Year honors in the Senior division, Super Senior division and Grand Masters respectively.
Decker, from Martinsville, VA started strong with the Society in 2016 with a win at the Spring Classic. His four shot victory at the Dale Morey Championship in October was the icing on the cake. Decker’s 570 points was good enough to edge out Jim Starnes, Ft. Myers, FL at 475 points.
Texan Gary Kirwan continued his dominance of the Super Senior group with a second straight POY top honor. Gary’s SOS tournament year included 5 top ten finishes with a second at the Hesler in July, and a second at the Founder’s Cup in September. Kirwan amassed 490 points with his sterling play in 2016. Naples resident Dan Smith was at 455 at year’s end.
Jim Wetzel, Edmond, OK, was a factor every time he teed it up this year, starting with a strong top five finish at the Spring Classic. Wetzel followed with runner-up honors at the Hesler in July and a victory at the inaugural Founder’s Cup in September. A top ten finish at the SOS Championships set the stage for his runner-up finish at the Bogey. 695 points were earned by the long hitting Oklahomian, Beach Park, IL’s Gus Kozina was next at 575 points.
Congratulations the Players Of The Year for 2016!