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By Marian on 9/27/2017 7:03 AM
The New Jersey PGA and Hall of Fame Committee have added two members to its Hall of Fame, with the induction of Brent Studer and Lloyd Monroe. The New Jersey PGA's Hall of Fame honors the most accomplished PGA Professionals that have served as members in the New Jersey Section. To date, there are now 36 inductees. About Brent Studer   Studer spent over 20 years at Manasquan River Golf Club as the Head PGA Professional and Director of Golf and currently serves as the Director of Golf at Metedeconk National Golf Club. His victories include the 1989 NJPGA Assistant Championship, 1998, 2008, and 2015 NJPGA Championship, and the Clambake in 2003 and 2014.   The 52-year-old also competed in the 1994 U.S. Open and 2015 U.S. Senior Open. A 2003 NJPGA Player of the Year, Studer has received several NJPGA Special Awards, including the 1999 NJPGA Golf Professional of the Year and 2003 and 2012 NJPGA Private Merchandiser of the Year.

About Lloyd Monroe

Monroe, a former Head PGA Professional at Spring...
By Marian on 9/24/2017 5:29 PM
2017 U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur semifinalist and NJSGA Mid-Amateur champion Tara Fleming of New Jersey National, Women’s Amateur champion Kelly Sim of Alpine and Mixed Pinehurst champion Noelle Maertz of Hyatt Hills will comprise Team New Jersey that will compete in the 2017 USGA Women’s State Team Championship. The event takes place on the Jack Nicklaus-designed Sunset Course at The Club at Las Campanas in Santa Fe, N.M., Sept. 26 – 28.

New Jersey begins play Sept. 26, paired with players from Maryland and California. Sim tees off at 1:20 p.m., followed by Maertz at 1:30 p.m. and Fleming at 1:40 p.m.

On Aug. 29 at New York’s Knollwood, Fleming and Maertz teamed to win the first alternate spot into the 2018 U.S. Four-Ball Championship to be contested April 28-May 2 in Tarzana, California. Maertz and Fleming were runners-up at the NJSGA Women’s Four-Ball Championship this summer at New Jersey National Golf Club.

It has been a great season for team captain Fleming, a native of Canada and former LPGA Tour player. In early September, the 50-year-old played in her first U.S. Women’s Senior Amateur and won four matches on her way to reaching the semifinals.

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By Marian on 9/24/2017 5:24 PM
John Rochford, a former chairman of the New Jersey State Golf Association Caddie Scholarship Foundation and CSF representative at Echo Lake Country Club since 1987, is the 2018 recipient of the coveted Honey Gantner Award, presented annually to the NJSGA’s top volunteer.

In his 30 years as Caddie Scholarship Foundation representative at Echo Lake, Rochford has helped raise more than $800,000 and had more than 200 Echo Lake caddies receive scholarships to pursue college educations.

He will be presented the Honey Gantner Award at the NJSGA Annual Meeting on Thursday, Oct. 5, at Spring Brook Country Club in Morristown.

“I am overwhelmed. As someone who knew Honey back in the old days, I knew the effort and amount of hours and unselfish contributions she made to the NJSGA. She was always there to officiate and keep score and she did it with a great spirit,” said Rochford, 86, a resident of Westfield. “Honey was very efficient. To receive an award like this in her name just blows me away....
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