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By Marian on 10/5/2015 8:53 AM
Recipient Longtime NJPGA Executive Director Recognized for Commitment to Elevating the Game of Golf in NJ; Kmiec to be Honored at Celebration of Golf Dinner

The New Jersey Section of the PGA of America (NJPGA), in collaboration with the New Jersey State Golf Association (NJSGA), has announced that Scott Kmiec, longtime Executive Director of the NJPGA and current Senior Director of PGA REACH - the PGA of America’s Charitable Foundation - has been named the 2015 New Jersey Golf Distinguished Service Award Winner. The Distinguished Service Award is presented annually to an individual for their selfless service and contributions to the game of golf in New Jersey, consistent with the honor, values and traditions of the game.

Kmiec, who now works out of the PGA of America’s Corporate Headquarters in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., will be honored at the 12th Annual NJPGA/NJSGA Celebration of Golf Dinner on Thursday, October 22 at Crestmont Country Club in West Orange, N.J. A graduate of Rutgers University...
By Marian on 10/1/2015 2:35 PM
By Sean Fawcett

It may have been gloomy, cold, overcast and raining, but it was nothing but a bright, brilliant, sunny and happy day as far as the brand new USGA Senior Amateur champion Chip Lutz was concerned as the Reading, Pennsylvania resident wrapped up a long wanted and hard worked for first ever USGA national title outlasting Tom Brandes to become the 61st Senior Amateur champion at Egg Harbor Township’s Hidden Creek Golf Club on October 1, 5 and 3.

With his 89 year old mother, Janet, watching him play for the very first time, the 60 year old 2013 Senior Amateur semifinalist from LedgeRock Golf Club raised the Frederick L. Dold trophy in a whirlwind week at the Coore and Crenshaw designed, and Roger and Edwina Hansen owned, course by besting Bellevue Washington’s Brandes at the 341 yard par 4 15th hole after a win over the 1994 and 2001 U.S. Mid-Amateur champion Tim Jackson, 1 up, in a scintillating semifinal.

Lutz’s life changing, and emotional, triumph adds to his previously...
By Marian on 10/1/2015 2:25 PM
     Golf enthusiasts throughout the tri-state area are invited to join LPGA legend Annika Sorenstam for ANNIKA DAY, a golf and fundraising event at Shackamaxon Country Club in Scotch Plains, New Jersey, on Oct. 13.  ANNIKA DAY will benefit the ANNIKA Foundation, a non-profit organization that teaches children the importance of living a healthy, active lifestyle through fitness and nutrition, and offers junior golfers opportunities to fulfill their dreams.

     Participants who register for ANNIKA DAY will be treated to a continental breakfast, a special golf clinic led by Sorenstam, an 18-hole golf outing and BBQ lunch, and a cocktail reception hosted by Sorenstam.  Individual playing spots are $350 and foursomes are $1250, which includes tee gifts for four, tee signage and recognition in the event program. Registration is available online atwww.shackamaxoncc.com/ANNIKA-DAY or by calling Amanda Maloney at (908) 233-1300 ext. 1220.

     For those who are unable to spend the full day at Shackamaxon...
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