News Around the State

  • The handicap system in NJ has started effective April 1, 2022.

  • Holmdel native Megha Ganne competed in the 3rd Augusta National Women’s Amateur at Augusta National Golf Club.
  • William O’Neill, of Morristown finished in 2nd place at the Golden Horseshoe Intercollegiate as he competed for Georgetown, also finishing in second as a team. 
  • Sam Goldenring, of Florham Park won his first professional victory in a playoff to Albin Choi. 
  • Ryan McCormick, of Middletown continues to play on the Korn Ferry Tour.  He is currently 16th in the Korn Ferry Tour Regular Season Points List. 
  • The MGA Foundation, in partnership with Met Area clubs, will work through GOLFWORKS, its flagship internship program, will aid Ukranian State-side refugees enrolled at American colleges and universities who do not have a home country to return to this summer. Ukranian students as well as clubs looking to participate in this program should contact foundation@mgagolf.org.
  • Various women's golf leagues around NJ are looking for new players. There is a ladies league playing at the 9-hole Plainfield West 9 (Pro Shop 908-769-3672) in Edison on Wednesday afternoons and Thursday mornings. The Colts Neck Golf Club (Pro Shop 732-303-9330, ext 1) has limited openings in their Tuesday morning 18-hole ladies league. There is also a Wednesday afternoon 9-hole league at CNGC. Rutgers Women’s Golf Association is looking for new members. The league plays 18 holes Thursday mornings from April through October. Anyone interested in joining should contact membership chair Kathy Torpey at kathy.torpey11@gmail.com or 732-221-6294.
  • Forsgate Country Club is set to welcome the ANNIKA Foundation on May 12 for an allday event. The day will feature a breakfast session to hear Sorenstam's story, a golf outing on the historic Banks Course, a golf clinic, a six-hole exhibition match and a closing reception with raffle prizes. 
  • The LPGA Cognizant Founders Cup is headed to Upper Montclair Country Club on May 12-15. Volunteer opportunities are made available through the LPGA website. See link on our Homepage.
  • The LPGA ShopRite Classic is headed back to the Seaview Resort in Absecon, NJ on June 6-12. Ticket and volunteer opportunities are available on www.shopritelpgaclassic.com.
  • Registration is open for the 2022-23 Drive, Chip & Putt Championships. The USGA initiative is open to any boy or girl between the ages of 7-15. 
  • The 2022 NJSGA Hall of Fame ceremony and reception will take place at Galloping Hill Golf Course on May 4th. Contact the NJSGA for ticket information.
  • The NJSGA has opened registration to four Rules of Golf Webinars  and also Caddie Training Clinics that will run in March and April.