Deadline: Tuesday, Sept. 5 at 5 p.m. ET
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 Rolex Tournament of Champions and is honored at the Rolex Junior All-America Awards Banquet.