National Orders of Merit


Please be advised that the National Orders of Merit have been going through a thorough review process the last 10 months by an appointed committee of Golf Canada and provincial golf association staff.  Potential changes have been identified and tested during the 2016 golf season in an internal “beta test” environment.

If approved, these recommended changes may be launched as early as February 2017 and will be retroactive to September 1, 2016.  These changes are being recommended to update, enhance and improve the quality and accuracy of the National Order of Merit ranking system.  Some of the recommended changes could include but are not be limited to:

  • reduction in the number of counting events

  • revisions to the starting value of counting events

  • implementation of a new tiered point system tied to depth of field

  • addition / deletion of counting events

  • implementation of tournament standard guidelines for counting events.


The National Orders of Merit are used to identify and give recognition to top-performing male and female amateur golfers across Canada who have achieved success in the golf season. The National Orders of Merit are based on those tournaments that represent an extremely high standard of competition. A point system is used based on tournament scores and results of the players in the approved tournaments to objectively rank each individuals performance. The goal of the National Orders of Merit is to provice an objective national comparison and ranking system for Canada’s top male and female amateur players that will enable players to compare themselves to their counterparts across Canada. Golf Canada also uses the National Order of Merit to assist with the Team Canada player selection and International event player selection process.

Men’s National Order of Merit Women’s National Order of Merit
2016 Current Standings 2016 Current Standings
2016 Tournament Listing 2016 Tournament Listing
2016 Criteria & Points 2016 Criteria & Points

Future Links National Junior Order Merit

The Future Links National Junior Orders of Merit are used to identify and give recognition to top-performing junior (18 & under) male and female amateur golfers across Canada who have achieved success in the golf season. The National Orders of Merit are based on those tournaments that represent an extremely high standard of competition. A point system is used based on tournament scores and results of the players in the approved tournaments to objectively rank each individuals performance.

The goal of the Future Links National Junior Orders of Merit is to province an objective national comparison and ranking system for Canada’s top male and female junior aged players that will enable players to compare themselves to their counterparts across Canada. Golf Canada also uses the Future Links National Junior Order of Merit to assist with the Team Canada player selection and International event player selection process.

Jr. Boys National Order of Merit Jr. Girls National Order of Merit
2016 Current Standings 2016 Current Standings
2016 Tournament Listing / Criteria & Points 2016 Tournament Listing / Criteria & Points

Past Winners

Previous winner for each year are shown below:

Year Men Women Junior Boys Junior Girls
1999 Wes Heffernan Michael Mezei
2000 Calvin Kupeyan James Lepp
2001 Jon Mills James Lepp
2002 Michael Mezei Brodie Flanders
2003 James Lepp Ryan Lidkea
2004 James Lepp Mary Ann Lapointe Rafael Lee Lindsay Caljouw
2005 James Lepp Laura Matthews Mitch Fox Stephanie Sherlock
2006 Richard Scott Laura Matthews Mathieu Rivard Maude Aimee Leblanc
2007 Mike Knight Kira Meixner Mathieu Rivard Sue Kim
2008 Nick Taylor Stephanie Sherlock Eugene Wong Sue Kim
2009 Nick Taylor Stephanie Sherlock Mitch Sutton Sue Kim
2010 Eugene Wong Jennifer Kirby Albin Choi Rebecca Lee-Bentham
2011 Mackenzie Hughes Rebecca Lee-Bentham Wilson Bateman Jisoo Keel
2012 Albin Choi Jennifer Kirby Kevin Kwon Brooke Henderson
2013 Corey Conners Brooke Henderson Kevin Kwon Brooke Henderson
2014 Corey Conners Brooke Henderson Tony Gil Brooke Henderson
2015 Blair Hamilton Maddie Szeryk Charles-Éric Bélanger Michelle Kim