The Georgia Horseshoe Player of the Year Award was voted into the Georgia Horseshoe Pitchers Association Constitution in 1986. The award encourages participation in tournaments throughout Georgia.  Three percent of the Georgia championship prize fund is distributed between the two players who have accumulated the most points during the year (state tournament to state tournament).  Points are based on attendance and rank, independent of ringer percentage.  The following individuals are the Horseshoe Player of the Year winners and runners-up since the award's inception.

Player of The Year

 

Winner 

Year

Runner Up

 

Iris Sandham      

1987  

Tommy Lawson  

Iris Sandham       

1988

Larry Morton 

Betty Kurtz       

1989  

Iris Sandham 

Iris Sandham      

1990  

Al Sandham 

Jim Haley      

1991   

Iris Sandham

Richard Williams

1992 

Milton Vinson

Richard Williams

1993  

Lee Presley

Milton Vinson      

1994 

Iris Sandham 

Joanne Kennedy   

1995 

Milton Vinson 

Milton Vinson

1996 

Joanne Kennedy  

Milton Vinson         

1997 

Lee Presley  

Milton Vinson   

1998   

Doyle Johnson   

Milton Vinson      

1999 

Iris Sandham   

Milton Vinson       

2000 

Iris Sandham  

Milton Vinson          

2001 

Ralph Sims   

Milton Vinson          

2002 

Rebie Sims    

Milton Vinson

2003

Rebie Sims

Milton Vinson

2004

Rebie Sims

Larry Davis

2005

Milton Vinson

Dane Clark

2006


Larry Davis

 

Buddy Ayer

2007


Larry Myers / Mary Ann Gibbs

 

Mary Ann Gibbs

2008

Dane Clark

Mary Ann Gibbs

2009

Larry Myers

Suzanne Miller

2010

Buddy Ayer

Ronnie Miller

2011

Suzanne Miller

Larry Myers

2012

Dan Sanders

Larry Myers

2013

D J Mullis

Larry Myers

2014

Dan Sanders

 

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