15/09/2015 8:21 PM AEST | Updated 15/07/2016 12:51 PM AEST

The Greg Norman Medal to Be Awarded to Australia's Top Golfer

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PITTSBURGH, PA - JUNE 29: Greg Norman of Australia acknowledges the crowd after finishing his round on the 18th hole during the second round of the Constellation SENIOR PLAYERS Championship at Fox Chapel Golf Club on June 29, 2012 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images)

The Australian Professional Golf Association recently had what it describes as a ‘lightbulb’ moment.

It realised it was one of the few sports within Australia that didn't have an award recognising its best performing professional players.

Enter The Greg Norman Medal -- named after arguably Australia’s greatest golfer, launched this week.

It will recognise the best male or female professional Australian golfer on the world stage.

The inaugural medal will be presented at an awards night in December.

The PGA of Australia is likening the award to Cricket’s Allan Border Medal and the NRL’s Dally M.

This initiative comes in the wake of some stellar performances by Australian golfers with Jason Day just one of several players shining on the world stage and who many are tipping will be the first award winner.

But at this stage, fans will have to wait to see the U.S. PGA Champion in action as he won’t be playing in this year’s summer series.