The Missouri Golf Association is excited to announce Steve Groom as this year’s Senior Men’s Player of the Year. This is the ninth year the Raytown native has earned the prestigious honor. This season, he played in almost every MGA event.

At the Amateur Championship at the St. Joseph Country Club, he qualified and went on to compete in the Match Play portion of the tournament and made it to the Round of 16. Groom went on to tie for fifth place at the MGA Mid-Amateur Championship at Rivercut Golf Course in Springfield, tied for seventh at the MGA Senior Amateur Championship at Bogey Hills Country Club in St. Charles and tied for fourteenth at the MGA Stroke Play Championship at Winghaven Country Club in O’Fallon.

In addition, Groom competed and accumulated points from the Ozark, POE, Stewart and JC Memorial Invitationals.

“I am very proud to be Senior Men’s Player of the Year for the seventh year in a row, and eight of the last nine,” Groom said. “I like traveling the state and competing with the Mid-Amateur players and youngsters.” Groom also spent time this past summer playing in the British Senior Amateur where he tied for eighteenth place.