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By Marian on 8/29/2014 11:58 AM
On Labor Day weekend, golfers across the country are asked to add an extra dollar to their greens fees to fund Folds of Honor scholarships. More than 150 New Jersey courses are participating. Golfers nationwide are asked to donate to benefit the Folds of Honor Foundation®.

The Patriot Golf Day campaign, founded in 2007, is jointly supported by The PGA of America and the United States Golf Association. In the last seven years, golfers nationwide have been instrumental in raising donations through Patriot Golf Day events, resulting in more than 7,500 scholarships in all 50 states and 41 PGA sections.

Of the one million-plus dependents adversely affected by deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan, more than 87 percent do not qualify for federal scholarship assistance. We can honor those who fought for our freedom by serving the families they leave behind.

Nearly 5,200 facilities are registered to host Patriot Golf Day nationwide. Golfers can find participating courses and make donations at...
By Marian on 8/27/2014 10:49 AM
Kevin Purcell, the General  Manager for Golf Courses in Bergen County, will become the Executive Director of the New Jersey State Golf Association effective January 1, 2015, NJSGA President Frank O’Brien has announced.

Purcell replaces Steve Foehl, who served since 1989 as executive director and is stepping down at the end of 2014. Foehl will still be involved with the association in special projects.

“We were very impressed with the quality of the candidates who applied for the job of executive director. The process was thorough and difficult. Kevin Purcell distinguished himself because he has headed a golf organization in our state since 1996 and we felt his amount of organizational experience and the total responsibilities he handled in that function blended very well with who we were looking for,” O’Brien stated.

On his job, Purcell managed nearly 200 employees at five golf courses and helped provide a full golf experience for 20,000 Bergen County golfers.  He also oversaw a full...
By Marian on 8/27/2014 10:42 AM
The PGA Tour recently announced a 25-year agreement with Liberty National Golf Course, including plans to host the Presidents Cup at the eight-year-old Jersey City course in 2017.

That makes Liberty National the fourth golf course in the United States to host the Presidents Cup, a team match-play competition that was established in 1994 as a biennial event pitting 24 of the world’s top golfers, 12 from the United States and 12 from around the world, against one another.

In addition, Liberty National will host as many as 10 other PGA tournaments over the course of the agreement. Liberty National served as the site of the Barclays tournament, the first of four tournaments in the FedEx Cup, in 2009 and 2013.

“The Presidents Cup has come so far in its relatively short history,” said Tim Finchem, the PGA Tour commissioner. “Seeing the world’s best players compete in this market, on this incredibly fantastic venue with such an amazing backdrop in 2017, is something fans of this great game will never forget.”

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