Big winner in 2021, Minjee Lee won the coveted Greg Norman Medal for the second time.
Media release via Australian Golf Media
Western Australian Minjee Lee was awarded the Greg Norman Medal for the second time in four years at a gala dinner held at Brisbane’s City Hall on Tuesday night.
Lee emerged victorious from a hot field in 2018 to receive Australian golf’s highest honor, a course that included her younger brother Min Woo.
The Greg Norman Medal, a celebration of the 2021 performances by the country’s high-performing men and women on the golf course, also serves as the official launch of the 2021 Fortinet Australian PGA Championship and Fortinet Australian WPGA Championship held at Royal Queensland Golf club is played. from Thursday.
Starting her eighth season on the LPGA Tour, the consistency that was the hallmark of Lee’s career was evident again in 2021, but the highlight came with a first major title at the Evian Championships.
A five-time winner on the LPGA Tour before, a major was all that was missing on Lee’s list of accomplishments, returning from a seven-stroke deficit to defeat Jeongeun Lee6 to beat Jan Stephenson, Karrie Webb and Hannah Green as Australia’s only winners to join. of women’s major championships.
“Winning a major championship was the realization of a lifelong dream and being able to conclude it with the Greg Norman Medal makes it even more special,” said Lee, who scored a total of seven top-five finishes. on the LPGA Tour. won $ US1 542 332 in prize money and finished the year in 7th place in the world.
“There were so many outstanding results by Australian golfers in 2021, so it is a great honor to be recognized in this way.
“The fact that my brother was also nominated is also a great source of pride and joy for our family.
“To be awarded the Greg Norman Medal in 2018 was a significant achievement in my career and winning it for a second time only adds up to a year I will never forget.
“I would also like to congratulate all the winners in the other categories in what has been a wonderful year for Australian golf.”
Brad Kennedy, TPS Victoria Champion and Order of Merit Winner, was named the PGA Tour of Australasia’s Player of the Year while two-time Ladies European Tour winner Stephanie Kyriacou was named the WPGA Tour of Australasia’s Player of the Year has been awarded.
The Greg Norman Medal also recognizes the coaches and PGA professionals who have achieved high levels of success in their own endeavors.
Coach of Cameron Smith and 2021 Australian Amateur Champion Louis Dobbelaar, Grant Field was named High Performance Coach of the Year, Albert Park’s Jamie McCallum was named Game Development Coach of the Year, Port Macquarie Golf Club PGA Professional James Single was named as Club Professional of the Year and Luke Altschwager the Management Professional of the Year for the transformation he oversaw from Parkwood Village on the Gold Coast.
Greg Norman Medal Winners List
Greg Norman Medal: Minjee Lee
ISPS Handa PGA Tour of Australasia Player of the Year: Brad Kennedy
WPGA Tour of Australasia Player of the Year: Stephanie Kyriacou
SParms Legends Tour Player of the Year: Andre Stolz
PGA of Australia’s National Coach of the Year (High Performance): Grant Field (Pelican Waters Golf Club)
PGA of Australia’s National Coach of the Year (Game Development): Jamie McCallum (Albert Park Driving Range)
PGA of Australian National Club Professional of the Year: James Single (Port Macquarie GC)
PGA of Australia National Management Professional of the Year: Luke Altschwager (The Club at Parkwood Village)
PGA of Australia’s National Partner of the Year: Elliott Beel (Mackay Golf Club)