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One of America's great jewelers and sculptors, Malcolm DeMille, created the AJGA Jerry Cole Sportsmanship Award Trophy.

Jerry Cole Sportsmanship Award

It is part of the AJGA’s mission to develop young men and women on and off the course and impress upon them the importance of respect for their fellow competitors and the game of golf. One way this is achieved is through the AJGA’s Jerry Cole Sportsmanship Award.

This award has been presented annually since the AJGA's inception in 1978. In 2000, it was named in memoriam for Jerry Cole after the AJGA’s longtime friend and board member’s death. Recipients of the Jerry Cole Sportsmanship Award are historically juniors who have some or all of these characteristics:

  • Overcome adversity off the course
  • Impact others in a positive way
  • Display integrity and sportsmanship in all aspects of life
  • Embody the spirit of the game by seeking opportunities to give back

Each year, the Jerry Cole Sportsmanship Award recipient earns entry into the Polo Golf Junior Classic and is honored at the Rolex Junior All-America Awards Banquet.

Jerry Cole Sportsmanship Award Nomination

 

Past AJGA Jerry Cole Sportsmanship Award Winnners

2015:
Emily Sumner, North Tustin, California
2014:
Cooper Dossey, Austin, Texas
2013:
Tobin Niblett, Austin, Texas
2012:
Thomas Walsh, High Point, N.C.
2011:
Wyatt Larkin, Morganton, Ga.
2010:
Ashley Armstrong, Flossmoor, Ill.
2009:
Trey Kaahanui, Tempe, Ariz.
2008:
Pontus Widegren, Danderyd, Sweden
2007:
MacKinzie Kline, Encinitas, Calif.
2006:
Joe David, Madison, Tenn.
2005:
Kristin Ingram, Pasadena, Calif.
2004:
Matt Savage, Louisville, Ky.
2003:
Jennifer Tangtiphaiboontana, Long Beach, Calif.
2002:
Jonathan Moore, Portland, Ore.
2001:
Whitney Code, Tampa, Fla.
2000:
Mallory Code, Tampa, Fla.
1999:
Virada Nirapathpongporn, Bangkok, Thailand
1998:
Travis Johnson, Bellflower, Calif.
1997:
Lisa Dernick, The Woodlands, Texas
1996:
Boyd Summerhays, Farmington, Utah
1995:
Wes Latimer, Woodstock, Ga.
1994:
Jeff Fahrenbruch, Plano, Texas
1993:
Skyli Yamada, Sandy, Utah
1992:
Brian Newton, Richardson, Texas
1991:
Jason Gore, Valencia, Calif.
1990:
Jason Hebert, Houston, Texas
1989:
Kevin Hammer, Boynton Beach, Fla.
1988:
Jean-Paul Hebert, Houston, Texas
1987:
Jodi Figley, Aliquippa, Pa.
1986:
Robert Gamez, Las Vegas, Nev.
1985:
Steve Flesch, Edgewood, Ky.
1984:
Anthony Mollica, Columbus, Ga.
1983:
 
1982:
Paul Earnest, Houston, Texas
1981:
Jamie DeWeese, Rochester, N.Y.
1980:
Gordon Dalgleish, Helensburgh, Scotland
1979:
Don Hurter, Honolulu, Hawaii
1978:
Chris Haack, Newnan, Ga.