Junior Tour

Jace Bugg Award

The Jace Bugg Award honors a player from the Kentucky PGA Junior Tour who displays outstanding sportsmanship, a positive attitude, and characteristics that embody what golf represents. The Jace Bugg Award has been awarded annually dating back to 2005. It is named in honor of the Henderson native who passed away in 2003 at age 27 after a battle with leukemia. Prior to his passing, Bugg won twice in professional competition in Arkansas and South Carolina. Bugg was consistently regarded as one of the most professional and friendly faces of Kentucky golf, hence why this award was named in his honor.

Previous Recipients:

2005 - Stephen Montgomery (Elizabethtown)
2006 - Caroline Cash (Fancy Farm)
2007 - Cameron Beal (Bowling Green)
2008 - April Amerson (Jamestown)
2009 - Cameron Beal (Bowling Green)
2010 - Krista Power (Owenton)
2011 - McKenzie Smith (Bowling Green)
2012 - Drew Blankenship (Scottsville)
2013 - Jimmy Kev Clements (Prospect)
2014 - Michael Brown (La Grange)
2015 - Korey Philpot (London)
2016 - Jordan Hughes (Flemingsburg)
2017 - Jon Brewington (Fountain Run)
2018 - Cody Lakes (Sand Gap)
2019 - Emily Allen (Shelbyville)
2020 - Jack Bedell (Crestwood)
2021 - Ella Hardy (Louisville)
2022 - Xavier Huestis (Louisville)


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About Golf House Kentucky

Golf House Kentucky is the umbrella organization for Kentucky’s Family of Golf Organizations: Kentucky Golf Association, Kentucky PGA and Kentucky Golf Foundation. The vision of Kentucky’s golf leaders, Golf House Kentucky was founded in 1978, and is headquartered in a picturesque country setting in Louisville, Kentucky. Golf House Kentucky conducts competitions for golfers of all ages, gender and skill levels (amateur, professional and junior), and provides valuable services to Kentucky PGA professionals and member golf facilities. Working in partnership with the USGA, Golf House Kentucky provides individual golfers and member golf facilities with a wide range of services: Handicapping, USGA Course and Slope Rating, award programs, club consulting and golf management software. The family’s philanthropic affiliate, Kentucky Golf Foundation promotes the Kentucky Golf Hall of Fame, Kentucky golf museum and provides grant and scholarship programs for youth in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

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