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By Marian on 4/25/2013 8:19 AM

COURSE: Plainfield West 9
Player: Matt Ward, Jr
Hole: #9, 308 yards (par 4)
Witnesses: South Plainfield HS Golf Teammates


By Marian on 4/25/2013 8:15 AM
          It is with great sadness that we inform our readers that a true fixture in New Jersey women’s amateur golf, Mary Rodgers Eichhorn passed away recently at age 64. Mary, a long-time resident of Sea Girt, was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and aunt. Within the amateur golf circles in New Jersey, Mary was one of the best.          She was an extraordinary golfer, 29 years women’s club champion of Spring Lake Golf Club, 1999 NJ State Women's Amateur Golf Champion, three New Jersey State Golf Association Women’s Senior Championships, member of the Garden State Women's Golf Association and past President, Women's NJ Golf Association, and Women's Metropolitan Golf Association.       While golf was important in her life, so was music. She was the Music Director and Organist of St. Andrew's United Methodist Church in Spring Lake for over 25 years, and a member of The Atlantic Wind Ensemble, directed by her husband, Harry, providing numerous concerts and benefits to people in-need, including at St. Andrew's...
By Marian on 4/10/2013 6:52 PM
With seven golf courses, three hotels, two world-class spas and numerous other amenities and activities, Crystal Springs Resort (crystalgolfresort.com) is a vibrant epicenter of golf and leisure.

Nestled in the Kittatinny Mountains of northern New Jersey – just one hour from the bright lights of Broadway – its 117 holes of golf are exceptionally diverse.

There are championship and resort courses (Ballyowen, Black Bear, Crystal Springs and Wild Turkey), a 27-hole complex with a retro theme (Great Gorge),a nine-hole layout for families and juniors (Minerals), and another nine-hole track (Cascades) emanating from the lavish Grand Cascades Lodge.

Ballyowen, the resort’s marquee venue (par 72, 7,094 yards) is one of the top-rated courses in New Jersey (No. 2 in Golfweek’s “Best You Can Play” rankings). Designed by Robert Trent Jones, Sr. protégé Roger Rulewich, the links-style layout is routed through a 250-acre plateau surrounded by bucolic farmland overlooking the Walkill River. The entire site...
By Marian on 4/5/2013 5:44 PM

As Masters week approaches, many people have an opinion on who will win the 2013 Masters. We are interested in your opinion. Email us your pick to editor@njgolfnews.com and if you win, be entered into a raffle to win 2 tickets to the LPGA ShopRite Classic Presented by Acer at the end of May.

Read what Rick Woelfel, publisher of the Women's Golf Report and contributor to Yahoo, thinks about the upcoming tournament and who he predicts to win, at sports.yahoo.com/news/why-tiger-woods-wont-win-masters-161200249--golf.html

By Marian on 4/5/2013 5:01 PM

Veteran broadcaster Ed Ingles, Metropolitan PGA Section Executive Director Charles Robson and Old Oaks Country Club will be honored at the Metropolitan Golf Writers Association’s 62nd National Awards Dinner on June 18, at the Westchester Marriott, Tarrytown, NY.

Ingles, who served as Sports Director and morning drive sports anchor for 24 years at WCBS Radio, will receive the Lincoln Werden Golf Journalism Award.

Robson, who joined the Metropolitan PGA Section in 1972 and is currently the longest-tenured Executive Director among the PGA of America’s 41 sections, will receive the MGWA’s Distinguished Service Award.

Old Oaks Country Club in Purchase, NY, will receive the Association’s Club of the Year Award.


By Marian on 4/1/2013 3:08 PM

   The International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) hosted a two-day, 36-hole event, March 30 and 31st, at Greate Bay Country Club (Somers Point, N.J.).
Cole Berman (Rosemont, Pa.) won the Boys 15-19 Division with rounds of 71 and 77 to defeat Mark Benevento (Somers Point, N.J.) by 11 strokes.
In the Boys Under 14 Division, William Thomson (Pittsford, N.Y.) fired rounds of 82 and 75 to edge Jake Mayer (Scotch Plains, N.J.) by six strokes.
Eunwon Park (Tenafly, N.J.) won the Girls Under 19 Division with rounds of 82 and 83. She knocked off Raphaella Kang (Bayside, N.Y.) by three strokes.


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