The college football season is winding down, to be followed by the naming of multiple All-American teams. These ceremonial squads will recognize excellence by position at all levels of the game, and as I watched these teams roll out last fall, I wondered why no such program exists in amateur golf. And, befitting our title, I wondered why such teams shouldn’t be truly global in nature. As a result, Global Golf Post unveils its first annual All-Amateur teams for men and women at the amateur, mid-amateur and senior amateur levels of the game. In the pages that follow, you will find our first team, second team and honorable mention selections. The Post has been an ardent supporter of the global amateur game since we launched in 2010. So it seemed a logical extension to create an annual platform to recognize amateur excellence. All told, 178 players from 25 nations were honored. How did we make our selections? It varies by gender and age. For the men and women amateurs, we were guided largely by the World Amateur Golf Ranking. A partner- ship of the USGA and the R&A, these rankings generally are acknowledged to be the best in the game. The primary metric we employed was the number of points accrued since Dec. 1, 2012.