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Kirk Points Player of the Year

Bill_Kirk242The Board named the Player of the Year competition after the late Bill Kirk because of his love of the game, dedication to the Men's Club, and excellent tournament play. A past Men's Club President, Bill also served on the University's Golf Advisory Board from 1994-2003. Bill was Stanford Senior Club Champion seven times. In the 1998 Director's Cup, Bill swept all age groups, winning the Director's Cup, the Senior Championship, and the Super Senior Championship scoring 72-73 gross in individual stroke play when he was 71 years old.

The Kirk Points competition is designed to encourage and reward participation in Men's Section events throughout the year. Although greater focus is placed on our "Major" events, points are awarded for participation in nearly all of our regular tournaments. Our Major events include the President's Cup, the Directors' Cup and the Club Championship. At the end of the year, the player with the highest point total is awarded the Tournament Player of the Year Award at the Annual Dinner in December, and the top 4 finishers are rewarded by representing Stanford Men's Golf Club in a two day NCGA Four-Ball Net Qualifier in the Pebble Beach area the following Spring.

Kirk Points are awarded as follows:

1. Five (5) Participation Points are awarded for each the following events: (a) Play the Course as you Find It; (b) Stanford Open; (c) Father Offspring; (d) Limited Club; (e) Mixed Invitational; (f) Fall Invitational; and (g) Lucky 13.

2. Ten (10) Participation Points are awarded for each of the following events: (a) Summer Invitational; (b) President's Cup; (c) Director's Cup; (d) Club Championship; (e) any Interclub Exchange other than a Senior Exchange; and (f) playing in one or more NCGA Team Match (not awarded for each match).

3. Senior Exchanges. No participation points are awarded to players in the Senior Exchanges.

4. President's Cup. In addition to 10 participation points to each player, the top 5 places are awarded 50, 40, 30, 20 and 10 points respectively; 6th and 7th place get 8 points each; 8th and 9th place get 6 points each; 10th and 11th get 4 points each and 12th place gets 2 points.

5. Director's Cup. In addition to 10 participation points to each player, the top 10 places are awarded 50, 45, 40, 35, 30, 25, 20, 15, 12 and 10 points respectively; 11th through 14th place get 8 points each; 15th through 18th get 6 points each; 19th through 22nd place get 4 points each; and 23rd through 25th get 2 points each.

6. Club Championship. In the Winner's Brackets 25 points are awarded for each of the first three wins; no additional points are awarded for the final win. In the Reserve (Consolation) Brackets, 25 points are awarded for each of the first two wins; no additional points are awarded for the final win. 10 participation points are awarded to both players in each of the first 2 matches played for a maximum of 20 participation points per player.

7. Ties. For ties, the total points awarded for the places that are tied are added and divided equally among the players who are tied, then rounded to the nearest whole number.

See Men's Section website for current Kirk Points Standings