GLENVIEW, Ill. – November 2, 2020 – David Paeglow (Kishwaukee Country Club) has won the 2020 Illinois PGA Errie Ball Senior Player of the Year Award. Paeglow’s 2020 season was highlighted by three victories on the Illinois PGA Senior circuit. This marks the first time Paeglow has received an Illinois PGA Player of the Year honor.
“Winning the 2020 Errie Ball Senior Player of the Year award is a great honor,” said Paeglow. “I have come close a few times, but it feels incredibly rewarding to have won this recognition against some very elite Senior players in the Illinois PGA Section.”
Errie Ball Senior Player of the Year points are earned through Illinois PGA Senior Stroke Play events, the Illinois PGA Senior Match Play Championship, the Illinois PGA Senior Championship, the Senior Illinois PGA Players Championship, the Illinois Senior Open Championship, the Senior PGA Professional Championship and the Senior PGA Championship. Only Class-A members over the age of 50 are eligible for Errie Ball Senior Player of the Year points. Points are allocated to players based on their finish against the entire field. Points are weighted based on the strength and size of the field.
“We have a lot of great Senior competitors in the Illinois Section,” said Carrie Williams, Executive Director of the Illinois PGA Section. “The Senior Player of the Year Award is difficult to win, and David showcased some great golf throughout the season, performing well at every event he participated in this year.”
Paeglow appeared in eight Illinois PGA Senior events in 2020. His three victories came at the Illinois PGA Senior Stroke Play at The Hawk Country Club, the Illinois PGA Senior Stroke Play at Ivanhoe Club and at the Illinois Senior Open, which he won with an eagle on the 36th hole.
In addition to his three victories, Paeglow had four top-five finishes, three of which came at Major Championships. He finished second at the Illinois Senior PGA Professional Championship and the Illinois PGA Senior Match Play Championship. In the final event of the year, he finished T5 at the Illinois PGA Senior Players Championship.
The Illinois PGA Professional Championship was the only non-senior division event Paeglow participated in this year. Rounds of 73, 72, 74 gave him a T17 finish, his best since 2015 (10th).
This award is named after Errie Ball. Ball served and contributed to the game of golf for over forty-four years as the Head PGA Professional at Oak Park Country Club. He was a tremendous player, qualifying for the U.S. Open 20 times, the PGA Championship eight times and winning the Illinois PGA Professional Championship three times (1949, 1955, 1965). He was also named the first Director of Golf at Butler National Golf Club in 1972 and was elected into the Illinois Golf Hall of Fame in 1990.
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