Jeff Burda of Modesto claimed the 2021 AmateurGolf.com Super Senior Player of the Year award by winning three major super senior tournaments and finishing second in two others this year.
The 68-year-old Burda led the standings that determine the winner of the award with 2,235 points, while Robin Rubrecht of Newburgh, Ind., was second at 2,075, with Marc Fried of Solon, Ohio, finishing third at 2,000.
Burda captured his first national super senior event of 2021 in April when he rolled to an eight-stroke victory in the Golfweek Super Senior at PGA West in La Quinta, before heading to nearby Indian Wells Resort and finishing second at the Society of Seniors Super Senior Masters.
In May, Burda claimed the Trans-Mississippi Super Senior by four strokes in windy conditions at the Meadow Club in Fairfax, and in November he won the SOS Founders Cup by coming from three strokes down for to successfully defend his title by two strokes and capture the event for the fourth time.
Burda also finished second in the 2021 SOS National Super Senior, one stroke behind Paul Simson of Raleigh, N.C., at Columbus Country Club in Columbus, Ohio, and this year he also tied for eighth in the Southern California Senior at La Cumbre Country Club in Santa Barbara, tied for 11th in the California Senior Amateur at Hillcrest Country Club in Los Angeles and tied for 18th in the George C. Thomas Senior Invitational at Los Angeles Country Club.
Last year, Burda became the all-time leader of Northern California Golf Association Senior Division titles when he claimed his 11th by winning the NCGA Super Senior Championship for the second time in three years, breaking the record previously held by Gary Vanier.
That helped Burda become the 2020 NCGA Super Senior Player of the Year.
Burda’s other victories include the 2016 Golfweek Senior Amateur Championship, the 2014 Trans-Mississippi Senior and Mid-Master Championships, the 2006 Northern California Senior Open and the 2005 Northern California Masters.